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Re: "/usr/bin/tar.exe" hangs, Windows 10, CYGWIN_NT-10.0 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64

On 2019-11-16 03:48, ASSI wrote:
> Keith Christian writes:
>> This is a corporate PC so little chance of doing any uninstalls or
>> modification.  At least I know why now, and you've given me some ideas
>> about troublesome DLL's.
> Been there, done that.  Usually Symantec Endpoint Protection does come
> with a support contract and Symantec support definitely knows about
> Cygwin even when your IT folks don't.  So open ticket, support request
> or whatever they call it with your IT and insist they escalate to
> Symantec if they can't solve your problem (e.g. by excluding the Cygwin
> install directory from heuristic checks).  The problem may return after
> some updates or whenever someone feels that your company devices need
> "extra" protection.  Sometimes it helps to do a full scan on the Cygwin
> install directory, as some of the more problematic heuristics are
> skipped when the scanner has seen and whitelisted a file before.

I've been "official" Cygwin app installer/maintainer at a couple of gigs, where
jumping thru the /virtual/ hoops to add Cygwin to the app catalog and assign it
to myself, was easier than asking or getting permission to install or use it.

Jumping thru the /virtual/ hoops to raise an issue can often prevent all future
issues: reference

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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