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Server Automatically Deletes exe's Transferred Over the Network

When I try to copy an executable to the server from a PC on the network as soon as it enters the folder it then deletes the exe.

However if I browse the PC from the server machine and copy it that way then it stays in the folder fine. But it automatically deletes the file if I do it the other way. Is the same for any executable, i have tried several different ones.

I have disabled the anitvirus on the server machine to rule that out as a possible cause.

Any ideas?
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Ben_Locke
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itguy565Commented:
Try this,

Rename the file, copy it to the server, and then rename it back..

Please post results.
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Ben_LockeAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I tried have just tried this and no matter what I name it too it still deletes it.
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HellmarkLinux Systems AdministratorCommented:
When you renamed it, did you also change the file extension? If you left it as an exe, then that method wouldn't work.

Another option is to try and put it into an archive. A less common one, such as 7zip may work best, since some security apps will search into a Zip or RAR archive.

To me, it seems as if there is some sort of security program on the server you've forgot about. My University used to have something of the same nature, and would even delete stuff off flash drives as soon as you opened up it up with Explorer or My Computer.
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Ben_LockeAuthor Commented:
Sorry when I said I renamed it I meant  I changed the file extension.

I tried your second option, I could copy the zip file no problem, if I unzipped it over the network then the same thing happened, as soon as it unzipped them the exe were deleted. If I went onto the server and unzipped it then the files stayed.

I am not aware of any security program that might do this, are their any windows settings/programs that might have something to do with it?
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HellmarkLinux Systems AdministratorCommented:
You want to copy the archive over then network, and only extract locally. If you try to do it over the network, it will behave just as if you were simply copying the plain exe over the network.
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HellmarkLinux Systems AdministratorCommented:
Any change with things?
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Ben_LockeAuthor Commented:
No is still doing it,copying an archive over and then extratcing it works, but isn't practical as I need to be able to copy files unarchived across the network
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itguy565Commented:
There are several RealTime Scanners that can do this... Have you disabled your Anti-Virus Realtime scan? Even though you disabled the AV program the real time scan could still run.
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