Strange problem running Cygwin installer
Mon Dec 22 12:28:00 GMT 2014
I have experienced a similar problem with downloading the 32-bit installer.
I have just attempted to download the setup-x86.exe file from cygwin.com;
I have attempted this on both a Windows XP SP3 machine (yes I know) and a
Windows 7 Pro SP1 machine.
In both cases Symantec's Norton Internet Security has removed the downloaded
file, and then submitted a Symantec 'Statistical Submission: WS.Reputation.1'
to Norton Community Watch:
I have never previously experienced Symantec anti-virus causing a problem
of any kind with Cygwin; it has always correctly identified the source of
the installer. I am using the latest version (as of this morning) of Nortons
and it's definitions.
I noted that the size of the downloaded file at both 769kB (this at 2014-12-22 12:04 UTC)
and 734kB (this at 2014-12-22 09:08 UTC) is considerably smaller than a download of the
same version (v1.7.33) performed on 2014-11-18 (at 879kB approx). Is there something
being missed from the build that be the cause of the problem?
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
More information about the Cygwin