Cygwin install crashes & reboots without leaving a trace

Christian Franke
Thu Sep 25 14:10:00 GMT 2014

Arend Rensink wrote:
> On 25-9-2014 12:18, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>> I would be looking very hard at whatever virus protection you have.
>> The fact that the setup-*.exe is being removed makes me think some
>> third party program is killing the installer and deleting the
>> executable; that's just not something the installer will do.
> Yes, in te meanwhile I looked a bit further and found out that that's
> precisely what happens. The corresponding message is:
>> 25-9-2014 10:54:05    Quarantined    legal software that can be used by
>> criminals to damage your computer or personal data
>> PDM.Worm.P2P.generic    C:\CYGWIN\SETUP-X86.EXE
> (I don't suppose there is a worm, but you might be interested in knowing
> about this false positive.)

According to VirusTotal, some "Bkav" scanner reports a false positive 
for both current setup.exe versions:


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