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Re: anybody else also infected
- From: Peter Buckley <peter dot buckley at cportcorp dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:35:33 -0500
- Subject: Re: anybody else also infected
- References: <01A7DAF31F93D511AEE300D0B706ED92019ECD65@axcs13.cos.agilent.com> <email@example.com>
I don't think that faq would have avoided or truncated this thread. It
seems related, but it is in fact different.
If someone followed the instructions in the faq, they would have had a
false positive reported on cygz.dll. Whenever the cygz.dll file was
called (say, by invoking cygcheck), the real-time scanning of NAV popped
up with "cygz.dll is infected with backdoor.egghead, and has been
Maybe an addition to that faq needs to be made, that some antivirus
programs (specifically symantec) have had false positives on cygwin dlls.
Just as an FYI, this same false positive for backdoor.egghead was seen
on the cygwin1.dll from the 1.3.2-1 distribution.
Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
> Hm, it seems like this entire thread could have been avoided or at least
> truncated by a simple visit to the FAQ:
> Is setup.exe, or one of the packages, infected with a virus?
> Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
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> At 08:39 AM 2/14/2002, hongxun lee wrote:
>>Sorry for the panic...My bet is all you can do is to update the package zlib
>>NAV this morning had released its new vir-definition..Thanks
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "KAMDAR,NILESH (A-Sonoma,ex1)" <email@example.com>
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 10:58 PM
>>Subject: anybody else also infected
>>>Hello Hongxun Lee,
>>>(I am not on the mailing list of cygwin so I am emailing directly to you)
>>>I have the same problem. My cygwin1.dll and cygz.dll file are in
>>>NAV claims that they are infected with the BAckdoor.Egghead virus but I
>>>see any other signs besides the above 2 files. I Think NAV definitions are
>>>I actually have SEVERAL customers who are going to complain about this
>>>tomorrow. So I am trying to find a quick resolution. I have also posted my
>>>question to Symantec.
>>>I am hoping that Symantec sends out newer update virus definitions which
>>>NOT cause this error.
>>>Let me know if you get any updates from them.
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