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An Odd Vista Issue...

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:04 am UTC
by Jach
Well, I'm trying to get a friend to install Python, and she uses Vista (evil yes, I know). Anyway, she downloaded, installed, made the EXE be recognized in the Path, and ran it with "python" from the terminal. But she says the moment she did that, Windows closed it and came up with a box that said Python was a Virus, and Vista apparently auto-deletes suspected viruses and all their associated stuff. She's tried this twice.

I have no idea what's wrong, but I think it could be something really simple. I do have a theory though that Vista knows Python is Open Source, and promptly deletes it. :P

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:13 am UTC
by EvanED
No clue what's going on... I can run it just fine.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:19 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Vista does not come with any virus detection or elimination software that I've ever seen. I imagine it's some sort of antivirus she installed on it causing the problem. Most likely it's a false positive too.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:14 am UTC
by b.i.o
EvanED wrote:No clue what's going on... I can run it just fine.


Same.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:32 am UTC
by tesseract
She really shouldn't rely on vista to tell her what a virus is. She should turn off windows defender and use a real antivirus product and firewall. That should fix the issue.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:34 am UTC
by b.i.o
tesseract wrote:She really shouldn't rely on vista to tell her what a virus is. She should turn off windows defender and use a real antivirus product and firewall. That should fix the issue.


That reminds me, this is in the opening text of the Python IDLE:

Personal firewall software may warn about the connection IDLE
makes to its subprocess using this computer's internal loopback
interface. This connection is not visible on any external
interface and no data is sent to or received from the Internet.


Perhaps that could be it?