[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 3.4.0b2

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 01:49:40 CET 2014

[Benjamin Peterson]
> ...
> This is the first time I ever installed a version of Python which
> caused something called "MSIEXEC.EXE"

msiexec.exe is not part of the Python download..  msiexec.exe is part
of the Windows operating system, and is precisely the program that
installs .msi files (which the Python installer is).

> to try to access some commercial dot-com site.
> Naturally, my firewall stopped it, but what's going on?

Possible:  you have a virus or trojan that replaced the system
msiexec.exe with its own malware.  Run a full virus scan ASAP, try
Malwarebyte's anti-malware program, etc etc etc.

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