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Is SONAR.Heuristic.120 a real threat?
I have hired an individual to develop a GUI program for me. The GUI program includes a server file and a client file (both are .exe files). Basically, I need to run the server file on my computer so that those who run the client file on their own computers can link to my server and take some quizzes.
When I scanned those .exe files with Norton 360, no virus was reported. However, if I executed the .exe files, they would both be blocked and quarantined by Norton 360 due to the "SONAR.Heuristic.120" threat, and the security risk level was HIGH.
I'm not sure whether this is because the program is self-developed and is very new and will allow other computers to connect to my computer, so it is reported as a high level of security threat. (In other words, is the "SONAR.Heuristic.120" threat just a precaution which Norton 360 will report for any new program of this kind?) Or, is it a real security threat?
Is it safe to run those two (server and client) .exe files? Please advise.