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My own application detected as false positive

Dear All,

some weeks ago I was helping my daughter on C++ programming, using Eclipse, and all was working fine.

We had a break and yesterday we started programming again, but Auto Protect blocked our operations because it detected a security risk on our programs as Heur.AdvML.B.  

I then excluded the path of our workspace from the Auto Protect folder of low risk items, and then I can execute our programs again.

But I'm not sure that this behaviour of the auto protect is ok: some week ago it worked fine without exclusions! May be there is an issue related to some new update of Auto Protect?

What do you think about it?

Many thanks and regards,



Accepted Solution

Re: My own application detected as false positive

The Auto Protect feature gets updated many times a day. So it is possible that there is some new detection that can flag your files.

Best practice if you create your own software is to create a master development folder on your system. Then exclude that folder from both items in the image below.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

Re: My own application detected as false positive

Many thanks peterweb, I will exclude my folder also from scans.



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