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01-28-2004, 02:12 AM
while installig setup.exe in target machine. a virus alert is displaying..I am using vbscript in custom action...using FileSystemObject to a create file...

Norton Anti-virus alert msg
"alert: malicious script detected,
object: FileSystemObject,
Activity: CreateTextFile
File: msiExec.exe".

Please help me soon...

01-28-2004, 11:42 AM
It is due to the settings in Norton Antivirus program. To resolve this behavior, use one of the following options,
- When the warning appears, choose to ignore it and continue.
- Modify the virus scanning settings to not monitor scripts.

This URL (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/8d071816eedd7cac88256c0e005a96e5/15b0cf7e1f5d5a9588256b97007650df?OpenDocument&sone=nav_2003_tasks.html&stg=3&prod=Norton%20AntiVirus&ver=2003%20for%20Windows%202000/Me/98/XP&base=https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/nav/&next=nav_2003_ActiveData1.html?base=http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nav/!!next=nav_2003_contact_tscs_other.html&src=sg&pcode=nav&svy=) explains why the message is displayed, and settings in Norton Antivirus that you can change. Alternatively, you may want to report a false positive (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/8d071816eedd7cac88256c0e005a96e5/d1fa5eb93c10a0ab8825695800531b1c?OpenDocument&sone=nav_2003_tasks.html&stg=3&prod=Norton%20AntiVirus&ver=2003%20for%20Windows%202000/Me/98/XP&base=https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/nav/&next=nav_2003_ActiveData1.html?base=http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/nav/!!next=nav_2003_contact_tscs_other.html&src=sg&pcode=nav&svy=) to Norton.

01-28-2004, 11:52 PM
Thanks ... but the problem is...users can download our product from www.kalstride.com site...

while installing the product, they are getting virus alert ...raising doubts about alert...

help me...

06-10-2005, 06:03 PM
I have a similar problem. When building a new set of mediia, setup.exe is always tagged as a virus and removed from the media directory resulting in the error:
Full notice is:
"ISDEV : warning -5000: Component '<Disk1>Disk1 Files(2)' contains a link to a non-existent file - 'C:\ShipCaptain\MyInstallshieldProjects\Cruise Ship Captain\Media\CDROM_IMAGE\Disk Images\Disk1\setup.exe'"

The file is always "setup.exe". It is easy to fix as I can just copy a file to disk1, but why does this happen?
I am using Mcafee

George Losey