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askpass.exe - what's that??

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 13, 2020

Hi xdev,

askpass.exe is a legitimate part of SourceTree.

Its function is to provide a graphical interface to allow SSH via Git to ask for a username's password to access their SSH key. For doing this it uses the variable called SSH_ASKPASS.

From the message it looks like the file would be damaged on your system or blocked by a virus scanner or similar. The specific reason is hard to tell from here, though.

Cheers,
Daniel

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