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Old 03-04-2018, 03:53 PM
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My VB5 project is now ready to share with others, and I've been assuming all along that I could upload it as an .exe file to my webpage for others to download and put it to work.
But my experiments with that are not working. The file gives the appearance of uploading and downloading, but when I click the downloaded file all I get is a brief display of the small blue circle that says the machine is thinking about something; no error message to work with.
(I have tried disguising the .exe file as ".eye" and changing it back to ".exe" after download, but that doesn't work either.)
Is there some kind of built-in prevention against uploading or downloading executables? If so, how else can I share my work?
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:18 PM
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Many anti-virus programs will scan and auto delete files if they find questionable code in there. You can set up a folder to be an exception to anti-virus scanning with the program's front end. Alternately you can package the executable in a .zip, .rar or .7z file and test the download. You can't control what your end user's anti-virus program will do.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for your reply, Kluz.
I understand your second suggestion (package the executable in a .zip file), and have tried it, but that gives the same non-result.
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"You can set up a folder to be an exception to anti-virus scanning with the program's front end," I need help to understand.
The antiviruses on the machines where I tested the download may have been the cause of the malfunction, but I don't see that they auto-deleted anything. Their action, if any, is more subtle than that, and, as I said, there's no error message to hint what they did.
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Anti-virus programs usually have a folder where they quarantine any questionable files. You might be able to locate that. If it's a corporate environment, you may not have any control over the anti-virus program's actions. As far as assigning a folder that is exempt from anti-virus scanning each program will have a unique methodology. You would need to determine which program your dealing with and see if there is on-line support from the publisher.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:18 PM
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Okay, thanks, Kluz.
I have determined that—although the downloaded program doesn't work on my computer—it did work properly on another computer where I tried it, so apparently it depends on what antivirus is at work on the downloading computer.
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Glad you did due diligence and localized the problem.
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