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Re: Norton antivirus detects a threat in setup-x86_64.exe




I downloaded the file setup-x86_64.exe again and now the scan reports no
threats.

Version 2.882 was all clear
Version 2.883 downloaded at 12:30pm reported a threat
Version 2.883 downloaded at 2:14pm PST was all clear

I looked in the logs and there was a WS.Reputation.1 risk which is
essentially a crowd sourced threat level.

The following URL explains this type of warning:
https://community.norton.com/en/forums/clarification-wsreputation1-detection



On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM, Vijaya Subramanian via cygwin <
cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Just tell Norton you trust the application-it will say too few users but
> also give you the option to say you trust the app.
>
>
>     On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2:44:33 PM MST, Sean Murphy <
> s.pat.murph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>  On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM, Greg Taylor <greg.k.taylor@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > On 12/20/17 @ 12;20pm PST I downloaded the most recent version of
> > setup-x86_64.exe which was flagged as a threat by Norton Antivirus.
>
> It means Norton's heuristics jump the gun about Cygwin's setup.  I
> encountered this quite a few times in the past before I stopped using
> Norton.
>
> You have to go into Norton's settings and whitelist it as a trusted
> application.
>
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