Help! WS.Reputation.1 keeps deleting my files!
I installed Norton Internet Security (version 22.214.171.124) last night. Since then, it has automatically deleted...
- All of my own DLL files that I created from Microsoft Visual Studio.
- An EXE file that is part of a Steam game I purchased..
- Another important EXE file from another location that I know is safe.
In each case, NIS reports that the file is a WS.Reputation.1 violation... in other words, Symantec doesn't recognize it. What a ridiculous reason to auto-delete a file that otherwise has no strikes against it!
I've looked at similar forum posts, and Symantec's official response seems to be, "Submit the file to us and we'll add it to our whitelist." Obviously, that's not going to work with DLLs I've created, myself, which are not part of any commercial product.
I added WS.Reputation.1 to the NIS's Signature Exclusions list, but that had no effect whatsoever.
This is a serious problem for me. If it can't be resolved, I'll have no choice but to uninstall NIS and install a competing product.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any help.