Strange problem running Cygwin installer

Marco Atzeri
Mon Dec 22 17:39:00 GMT 2014

On 12/22/2014 12:28 PM, John Lynchehaun wrote:
> Hi,

Hi John,
> 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 personally opened 2 claims for false detection on cygwin programs, and 
I am aware of
other two.
The heuristic approach seems a bit crap to me

> 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?


> John L.

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