Files disappearing from /bin

Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan
Fri Jul 1 11:44:41 GMT 2022

Hi Robert,

The symptoms might be caused by antivirus software running in your

Check in your antivirus logs to see if there are any removal/quarantine
action taken by it


On Fri, Jul 1, 2022, 6:30 PM Robert Perlberg <>

> I'm having a weird problem with Cygwin.  I've been running the same
> version of Cygwin for 9 years without updating the package or the operating
> system (Windows 8).  Everything has been working great for 9 years, but now
> whenever I use the package, files disappear from the /bin directory.
> Specifically, whatever executables are running at the time will disappear.
> Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?
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