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Setup disabling of nonexistent virus scanners
- From: scleary at jerviswebb dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 15:13:25 -0400
- Subject: Setup disabling of nonexistent virus scanners
Hello, all -
I have noticed recently that Cygwin setup will prompt to disable a virus
scanner on my machine. This is odd, because I do not have a virus scanner
After looking in the code (setup/AntiVirus.cc from CVS, v2.5 Tue Jul 29
14:14:06 2003 UTC), and after looking in the log, I must conclude that the
framework code is not using AntiVirusPage::wantsActivation() in the way that
this file expects.
Here is a complete log when I ran setup until it showed the disable virus
screen, and then hit cancel:
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Starting cygwin install, version 2.415
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Current Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\stephen\My
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Changing gid to Users
2003/10/01 14:39:20 Could not open service McShield for query, start and
stop. McAfee may not be installed, or we don't have access.
2003/10/01 14:53:05 Ending cygwin install
Note that detect() did in fact correctly determine that McAffe is not
installed, so KnownAVIsPresent must be false, but the disable antivirus page
was displayed regardless.
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