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Cygwin problem after McAfee update today


We're using both Cygwin and McAfee already for a couple of years on e.g. a netbook, running Windows XP, McAfee AntiVirus Plus.

Cygwin ( )  is a very powerful  Unix-like system on top of windows, we use it in addition to native Linux and Mac OS systems.

One of Cygwin options is to start a command shell, which opens a window where you can interact by means of commands.

Today, after a McAfee update, the comand shell prompt seems to be blocked by McAfee.

If we turn-off McAfee for the usual 15 minutes, the command shell prompt appears again.

Should we configure McAfee differently ?, are we missing something ?, please let us know.

Kind regards,


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Level 7

Re: Cygwin problem after McAfee update today

Just to let you know the problem has been solved automagically ...

-- Cecoth

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Level 16

Re: Cygwin problem after McAfee update today

Probably a glitch at the time , Glad that you are OK now please do get back if any issues


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