Cygwin install crashes & reboots without leaving a trace

Andrey Repin
Thu Sep 25 16:00:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, Arend Rensink!

>> Kaspersky "Antivirus" is notoriously known for protecting the users from
>> their computers. Also, ".Generic" is a sign that the detection was based on
>> heuristics.

> Good guess, it's Kaspersky.

Was not a guess at all. The designation clearly pointed to KAV.

> On 25-9-2014 16:10, Bob wrote:

>> You might try renaming setup-x86.exe to something less scary like
>> cygwin-myfriend.exe, and using --no-admin option if not already.

> I tried both, without any luck.

Renaming files won't help escaping behavioral scans.

> In the meanwhile I convinced our admin I know what I'm doing (more or less)
> so I've been given control over the virus detection settings. Problem solved.
> Thanks for your help.

Glad it was resolved. :)
Not everyone on this list was as lucky.

Andrey Repin ( 25.09.2014, <18:26>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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