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    Re: VB5 program acquires virus when uploaded to Web

    Am I the only VB programmer ever to try making an .exe file accessible on the Web? What have others found?

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    Re: VB5 program acquires virus when uploaded to Web

    Of all the exes I have built and uploaded I have had one customer tell me he got a virus warning when he ran the program. There was no virus of course but the virus scanner he used saw something it did not like.

    Perhaps it is the server you are using or perhaps there is something about your program that causes it to be flagged when it has been downloaded.
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    Re: VB5 program acquires virus when uploaded to Web

    Have you done a byte comparison of the .exe uploaded to that downloaded - as you say that Defender is OK with the version before uploading. It's possible that the hosting site is 'manipulating' the .exe in some way.
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    Re: VB5 program acquires virus when uploaded to Web

    All advice is offered in good faith only. All my code is tested (unless stated explicitly otherwise) with the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio (using the supported features of the latest standard) and is offered as examples only - not as production quality. I cannot offer advice regarding any other c/c++ compiler/IDE or incompatibilities with VS. You are ultimately responsible for the effects of your programs and the integrity of the machines they run on. Anything I post, code snippets, advice, etc is licensed as Public Domain https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ and can be used without reference or acknowledgement. Also note that I only provide advice and guidance via the forums - and not via private messages!

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    Re: VB5 program acquires virus when uploaded to Web

    Wow after reading all that, I have to wonder why folks expect 22+ year old programs to keep running forever.

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