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Norton Internet Security Auto-Removing Threats when Set to Ask Me
This has been a long-term bug bear of mine. I have Norton Internet Security set to "Ask Me" regarding auto-removing threats:Yet for my Visual Studio files, it still does it! Off it goes removing several .exes and .dlls from my project folders, Quarantining and sometimes outright removing. The "threat" is WS.Reputation.1, which is basically it's not seen this code before (as it's custom code I've written).
1. Why the heck is it doing this when it should be ASKING ME?
2. Why can I not tell it NOT to go just auto-removing my files, or at least not to Auto Remove for WS.Reputation.1? (I'm fine with it DETECTING, just not ACTING)
3. Don't mention whitelisting etc, I'm not publishing these apps, they're for my own development and use.
4. Yes I DO have certain folders set to fully Excluded (which works), however I sometimes transfer my files between devices or temporarily save them to desktop. Norton then just goes removing ALL of them before I can stop it, and I have to re-add them back from quarantine one by one. Some files I can't even undelete!
Filename: My Project.Resources.Designer.vb.dll
Threat name: WS.Reputation.1Full Path: C:\Users\Bob\Desktop\Other\interim Stop Management Tool\obj\Debug\TempPE\My Project.Resources.Designer.vb.dll
On computers as of
23/08/2019 at 21:27:45
23/08/2019 at 21:29:45
Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe
My Project.Resources.Designer.vb.dll Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
This file was released less than 1 week ago.
This file risk is medium.
Source: External Media
File: C:\Users\Bob\Desktop\Other\interim Stop Management Tool\obj\Debug\TempPE\ My Project.Resources.Designer.vb.dll Removed
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