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  •  Hello, my app is just a simple uploader - open button select excel file then save the contents of excel to to ms access database. But one user's Symantec is blocking it and saying it's a virus. It only happens to one specific user. Any ideas?

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:44 AM

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  • Symantec quarantines/blocks files but has options to permit the user to mark executables as safe, had to do this myself so I know it works.

    If your app was more than a simple app then I would recommend having your application signed with a Verisign certificate (which are not cheap) which would indicate to virus software the app is safe.


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    • Proposed as answer by KHURRAM RAHIM Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:17 PM
    Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:12 AM
  • You could just configure  thr AV on the computer to allow the p rogram to execute.

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:01 PM
  • Hi Ash.22,

    Since Symantec is a third-party product for which we don't provide help, you can contact with Symantec about this problem.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Xingyu Zhao


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    Monday, November 2, 2020 7:49 AM