cat: 'C:/cygwin/lode/dev/core/eicar': Permission denied

Ilmari Lauhakangas ilmari.lauhakangas at
Fri Jan 21 15:12:26 UTC 2022

On 21.1.2022 15.45, Mike Kaganski wrote:
> On 21.01.2022 16:30, Ilmari Lauhakangas wrote:
>> cat: 'C:/cygwin/lode/dev/core/eicar': Permission denied
>> ...
>> Windows Defender is disabled even at Group Policy level and no other 
>> antivirus is installed (I guided the process in a call).
> If eicar test fails, then some protection is intercepting it. No other 
> option. Of course, the check could be removed from configure, but then 
> it will inevitably fail at some unit test, which checks vulnerabilities.

Just as a test, I asked him to try manually creating and catting the 
file and there was no problem:

$ echo 

$ cat $LODE_HOME/dev/core/eicar

I hope I got it right.


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