cygwin-net: viruses in .tar.gz files??

Colman Curtin colman.curtin@trintech.com
Thu Jun 8 03:59:00 GMT 2000


>I downloaded setup.exe for the latest cygwin release from
>sourceware.cygnus.com.  I run it and select a US mirror.  I tried both
>ftp.freesoftware.com and sourceware.cygnus.com.
>
>When it downloads the gcc tarball my VirusScanner detects a virus in
>it.  I'm running McAffee 4.5.0 (virus definition 4.0.4080).  It
>doesn't name the virus, and can't clean it.  To be safe I just quit
>setup.
>
>Has anyone else seen this?
Turn off scanning of compressed files McAffee seems to get a bit upset when
fed a .tar.gz file - It crashes on my machine but subsequent scanning of the
install shows all is clear.
-Coley.

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