Virus in bin/bitmap.exe ?

Robert Pendell shinji@elite-systems.org
Sat Feb 6 07:53:00 GMT 2010


On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 1:24 AM, Nicolas Gorse wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am installing the latest version of cygwin, downloaded from
> http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/cygwin and during the installation,
> my anti-virus just reported the following problem:
>
> Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
> Event: Risk Found!
> Security risk detected: Suspicious.MH690
> File: C:\cygwin\bin\bitmap.exe
> Location: C:\cygwin\bin
>
> Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
> Event: Risk Found!
> Security risk detected: Suspicious.MH690
> File: C:\cygwin\bin\metaflac.exe
> Location: C:\cygwin\bin
>
> Is this expected?!?
>
> Regards,
>
> N.
>

Norton\Symantec has a poor behavior detection method.  Not only that
but they refused my offer to submit binaries for their analysis so
they could improve it.  Even their newest Sonar 2 gives a false
detection on cygwin compiled binaries.

Robert Pendell
shinji@elite-systems.org
CAcert Assurer
"A perfect world is one of chaos."



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