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FALSE POSITIVE: MBARW BETA 8 versus Cygwin Installer setup.exe, version 2.876


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Here we go again.  The Cygwin folks released version 2.876 of their installer a few weeks ago.  I have been using it, disabling my older MBARW each time.  Inconvenient, but hey, MBARW is still in beta-testing.

A few days ago I installed MBARW BETA 8.  By the way, thank you for adding the update alert.  I found out about BETA 8 immediately (I learned that BETA 7 was released about a month after the release, and only because I came to this forum to see if anything was new).

Anyway: today I ran the Cygwin installer to check for updates, found some, and started the installation of same.  Whereupon MBARW rushed out of the shadows, blackjacked the Cygwin installer, and stuffed the body in a trash bin.

Thank you for moving all the MBARW-related files to a single directory. Attached please find a ZIP archive containing all that stuff.

Attached also please find the corpse of my poor Cygwin installer.

Please, please, find out why MBARW continues to regard the installer's activities as ransomware.  All it is doing is removing outdated Cygwin packages and installing updated or new packages.



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