Activestate python vs. Python 2.1.1

David Lees joeoptics at
Sun Aug 19 00:42:52 CEST 2001

You might check out some posts I did in the last few weeks concerning
false alarms on NAV2001 for the ActiveState source distribution. 
Specifically the swig.bat was triggering a false alarm and calling it
the Silly.something virus.  They fixed it on the 2.10 source dist build,
but I have not run it against anything newer.  Please do everyone a
favor and complain to Norton about false alarms.  They fixed my
complaint in about a week.  You should be able to locate my posts via

david lees

Volucris wrote:
> "Relfx" <relfx at> wrote in message
> news:D9zf7.3241$yK4.138308 at
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> >                              I'm a bit curious about a few things what is
> > the difference between Python 2.1.1 and Pythonwin?
> ActivePython is based on Python, so everything in the standard Python distro
> (AFAIK) is in ActivePython. But also, including Pythonwin, COM stuff, the
> docs in Windows help format, and other stuff that I can't remember.
> >
> >    Which one would be the better of the two since i'm running windows 98
> and
> > getting ready to run windows 2000?
> Well, if you are going to be on Windows, might as well go with the whole
> shebang. Even if only for Pythonwin; it's a pretty good IDE.
> >
> >    Also there is a a particualr script that norton tells me that I should
> > stop when installing active python 2.1.1. Does anyone know or have
> > experience with all this?
> >
> I haven't had this problem, but I've heard of it happening to others, as
> well. It's a Norton problem, and I think they've fixed it by now. It was a
> recent thread, I think. Search for Norton for more
> info.
> -greg

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