McAfee - scan.exe : The program has been altered after a copy of this file

1. I have downloaded from the McAfee WebSite the program "VirusScan Command Line 6.0.1" (vscl-w32-6.0.1-l.zip)
2. I have decompacted this file with Winzip in the folder c:\test.  No problem : scan.exe works good !
3. I copy the file scan.exe to the folder c:\test1.
4. I want execute this program : I receive the message "The program has been altered.  Please replace it with a good copy".

It's a great problem for me because I must create a BartPd CD with Mcafee.  Therefore I must copy the file scan.exe to the folder C:\Program Files\pebuilder3110a\plugin\mcafee\files and that doesn't works !
Phve_364Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Sujith_NairCommented:
According to The McAfee KB it happens because you are placing the scan.exe file in a folder with non-Latin characters!
So Solution is simple just place it in Test,Teest,Teste...etc but not Test1!!

weird! Hope this works !

Regards,
Sujith
0
Phve_364Author Commented:
I have also read this document from McAfee, but it's not the cause of my problem.  in fact, if I copy the file scan.exe to the folder c:\teest, I have also this problem.
0
Sujith_NairCommented:
Try unzipping/de-compressing the scan.exe file directly to your intended destination "C:\Program Files\pebuilder3110a\plugin\mcafee\files"  do not unzip in one folder later copying to other unzipp it directly to your destination folder.

Let me know if it works, please provide a link to this scan.exe file , so that I can download it and recreate the problem at my side !


0
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

Phve_364Author Commented:
0
Sujith_NairCommented:
I haven't downloaded the file yet, in the mean time as it looks a voluminous Zip archive, it must be having other supporting files with scan.exe, Make sure you copy the entire file/folder structure else where , where you wish to copy scan.exe!
0
Sujith_NairCommented:
Moreover have you checked these Known issues with Mcafee sw ?

1. Issue: When running scan.exe on some Windows operating systems
   that use non-Latin script languages , including Japanese and
   Simplified Chinese. The message "Error: Failed to get AV
   Engine and DAT file information" will occur immediately when
   launching scan.exe (Reference 526488).

2. Issue: When running scan.exe on some Windows operating systems
   that use non-Latin script languages , including Japanese and
   Simplified Chinese. The message "Error: the program has been
   altered. Please replace it with a good copy. (when running
   scan.exe" will occur immediately when launching scan.exe
   (Reference 526485).

This issue can occur on systems where the default date-time format  contains non-Latin characters. For example Japanese or Chinese.

NOTE: The date-time  format affects the available code page, which in turn affects the  allowed directory paths that can be created. This issue has been  observed mainly, but not exclusively, on computers where the directory  path contains non-Latin characters.

  • Make sure Date/Time format & Root Directory everything is free from Non-Latin characters.
  • Make sure you copy all files to scan.exe folder
  • Make sure you unzip/de-compress the scan.exe  file directly to your intended destination "C:\Program Files\pebuilder3110a\plugin\mcafee\files"
0
Phve_364Author Commented:
I have found the solution of my problem.  It's not necessary to copy all the files.  It's enough to copy scan.Exe and the file license.dat to a same folder.

Thanks very much for your help
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Sujith_NairCommented:
YES! as I suggested it has do with its supporting files! You need to copy all files to proper execution!

The solution to the problem hence was to copy the supporting files to the scan.exe folder!

As you have a solution for the problem, i request not to delete the question and let it remain in public domain to be accessed later by others, facing the same problem!


0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Anti-Virus Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.