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Malicious Script Detected

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Hi

I have encountered a problem when I come to open a new project in Visual Studio.NET. A Norton AntiVirus message is displayed with the following notification:

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Malicious Script Detected
Your computer is halted and needs to do something about this script.
Object: FileSystem Object
Activity: GetSpecialFolder
File: devenv.exe
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What is the cause of this error? Can I fix this error? Do i need to uninstall and reinstall my software?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Question by:chspit
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by:msdixon
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is there a way to enable the script to run? if so, do that. if there isn't, stop the service while you're developing.
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by:Timbo87
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If you're using Norton AntiVirus you can tell it to always allow the script to run.
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by:chspit
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msdixon

I don't understand your comment. can you please elaborate a little further. How can I run a malicious script? Also, while developing what?(>>>stop the service while you're developing.)

I can open an existing project, but I cannot create a new one.
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by:chspit
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Timbo87,

If I tell Norton to authorise the script, wouldn't I be risking to infect my computer?
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it's the same as timbo87... and no, you won't be risking your computer...

devenv.exe is visual studio. i had the same script warning pop up on my computer at home the first time i ran visual studio.
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ok thanks, it worked.
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