[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 3.4.0b2

Bob Hanson d2mp1a9 at newsguy.com
Mon Jan 6 03:02:36 CET 2014

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

[Tim Peters]
> 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).

That is correct. ;-)

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

[Tim Peters]
> 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.

Didn't think this likely, but I have now quintuple-checked
everything again. Everything says I have the real McCoy
msiexec.exe in its proper location -- just upgraded another app
which used MSI installers and it went as per normal.

I'm presuming, still, that it is something to do with the "ensure
that pip is present on Windows" thing? [See the bottom of my
original post.]

Do Nick or Martin (or other dev) have any comments?

Bob Hanson

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