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Kudos0

Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Hi,

i'm having an old issue with norton firewall, i use Visual Studio.Net for development and norton security has a problem with the setup of this product from microsoft makes its setup freeze with no completion. So, every time i have to disable the firewall and rerun the setup again in order to finish. Now the new Visual Studio.Net 2015 has an updates frequently and on each update i have to stop the firewall and wait untill the visual studio updates its components so i do not want to take the risk of freezing the setup or the update of the visual studio.net 2015 components during the installation process. Any solution to this issue or i have to stop firewall every time i update or run the visual studio setup?

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Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Yes, I am suffering with similar problem.   I am using C/C++ compiler from the Microsoft Studio Community 2015 for my school projects.  Every time I compile my source codes, the Norton Security try deleting my result file (.exe), and a message "Auto-Protect is processing security risk -  Heur.AdvML.B" is pop up.  The Norton Security software assumes my result file (.exe) as a spam file and delete it. For temporary solution, I had to disable the Norton Firewall when using the Microsoft Studio.

I have chatted with couple NT representatives, but they don't seem having any clue about these faulty firewall detections, and don't know much about the Microsoft Studio 2015. 

Norton Security also slows down my computer a lot.  Very disappointed!   I will buy other security software.

Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

@Tim Tran

Your issue sounds more like an issue with Auto Detect detecting something it feels is suspicious in the files you create.

What developers should do is set up a Work Folder on their computer and place ALL working files and folders in that folder. Then go into Norton's settings - Antivirus - Scans and Risks. Then click on configure beside Items to Exclude from Auto Protect, Sonar and Download Intelligence Detection. Exclude your working folder. Do the same for the Items to Exclude from Scans.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

I cannot configure the "Exclusions / Low Risks" in my Windows 10 standard account where the Visual Studio 2017 files are being blocked by NS.  I can in the Windows 10 administrative account, but it does not allow me to change the NS configuration for the Documents folder in the standard account.  I added a settings password to NS in the Windows 10 administrative account, but that did not seem to "flow" to the standard account.

I have never had this problem with Visual Studio produced executables before.  It makes Visual Studio useless.  FWIW, NS recently found some very old executables, circa 1998, that it went bonkers over and deleted.  I had not used them in years, they were simply saved.  The stated virus signature for those older files is the same as the one stated for every .exe file which I try to produce with Visual Studio, viz., HeurAdv.ML.B.  I cannot keep this from happening to my Visual Studio files, nor can I un-quarantine the .exe files.

I understand that NS needs to be through with restricted access, but it is starting to "eat its young" with a bit too much passion!

Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Most settings in Norton Security can only be accessed with an admin account. The was designed so that malware would not be able to elevate permissions from a standard account.

While in the Windows Admin account, if you want to make changes to the standard user's Documents folder, you would navigate to C:\users\username of standard account\Documents. That should allow you to make the changes you need.

Instead of using the Documents folder, I suggest that developers create one Projects folder, and place all development projects in that folder. Then exclude that folder from the scans as I noted in my post above. That way it does not matter if you are in a standard or admin account.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Hello

You have to use a Windows Administrative Account to change any settings in your Norton program.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

I found that I could not make NS changes to a standard account from within the administrative account.  I did not want to exempt the entire Documents folder of the standard account from scan or SONAR sweeps, just one sub-folder under the Documents folder.  Even still, in the administrative account the Documents folder was not listed for the standard account, for setting scan or SONAR exclusions.  I found I had to change the standard account to an administrative account, make the NS changes within that account, and then change it back to a standard account.  This all worked and now NS does not have a cow when Visual Studio 2017 compiles and produces a .exe file in that one folder.

I would have expected that I could have made the changes in the administrative account.  This is not a big deal since I do not expect to have to make these changes often.

Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Hello Thomas0

I'm glad you were able to solve your own issue.

Thanks.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Visual Studio.Net Problem with Firewall

Good news. Although any changes you make in the Admin account would have carried over to the standard user.

Not sure why you could not see the Documents folder from the admin account. I just tried it on my system and was able to find it.

Anyway, you figured it out, and that is the main thing.

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

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