I have a Payroll System that is written using Visual C# Express. I have actually finished coding it already and published it. But whenever I install it on the laptop it is being blocked by Avast! Antivirus as suspicious and stops the process. After that the applciation cannot be started event though it was installed saying that a file is missing. It has this in its
PLATFORM VERSION INFO Windows : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT) Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.296 System.Deployment.dll : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100) clr.dll : 4.0.30319.296 (RTMGDR.030319-2900) dfdll.dll : 4.0.30319.1 (RTMRel.030319-0100) dfshim.dll : 4.0.31106.0 (Main.031106-0000) SOURCES Deployment url : file:///C:/Users/John%20Jayson/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start%20Menu/Programs/IT%20Box%20Incorporated/Payroll%20System.appref-ms%7C ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of C:\Users\John Jayson\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IT Box Incorporated\Payroll System.appref-ms| resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected: + Activation failed. + The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY No transaction error was detected. WARNINGS There were no warnings during this operation. OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS * [2/15/2013 12:39:05 PM] : Activation of C:\Users\John Jayson\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IT Box Incorporated\Payroll System.appref-ms| has started. * [2/15/2013 12:39:05 PM] : Performing necessary update check as specified by the deployment. ERROR DETAILS Following errors were detected during this operation. * [2/15/2013 12:39:05 PM] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentException (Activation) - Activation failed. - Source: System.Deployment - Stack trace: at System.Deployment.Application.ComponentStore.ActivateApplication(DefinitionAppId appId, String activationParameter, Boolean useActivationParameter) at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.ActivateApplication(DefinitionAppId appId, String activationParameter, Boolean useActivationParameter) at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.Activate(DefinitionAppId appId, AssemblyManifest appManifest, String activationParameter, Boolean useActivationParameter) at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ProcessOrFollowShortcut(String shortcutFile, String& errorPageUrl, TempFile& deployFile) at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl) at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state) --- Inner Exception --- System.IO.FileNotFoundException - The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) - Source: System.Deployment - Stack trace: at System.Deployment.Application.NativeMethods.CorLaunchApplication(UInt32 hostType, String applicationFullName, Int32 manifestPathsCount, String manifestPaths, Int32 activationDataCount, String activationData, PROCESS_INFORMATION processInformation) at System.Deployment.Application.ComponentStore.ActivateApplication(DefinitionAppId appId, String activationParameter, Boolean useActivationParameter) COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS No transaction information is available.
So before the window saying
Application cannot be started pops up A notification windows from Avast says that it is a
What should I do?
It also happened with me, I have project in c#, I am using external Ribbon35 control in my project which has option in tabs like creating, scanning, processing etc. When I added 4 new tabs and added buttons on tabs it suddenly shows [Win32:Evo-gen] and exe was blocked. Please remember I did not rename Tab Names instead they were on its default names like [RibbonTab1, captiontext = Scanning] I though Antivirus would have thinking this as malicious behavior from my application, I rename all tabs as like its behavior and problem gone. (May be hackers don't care about naming controls as their behaviors)
I also faced this problem while working on a project using VB.NET, Then I changed my recent updates back to identify the problem. The problem was with an "Insert" statement where I used below code to get the date value from a Datetimepicker Control directly.
Then I replaced it with a Variable in Insert statement and everything was fine.
parJDDate = dtpJD.Value.ToString("yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss")
Buddy, it detects as a virus becouse it contains payment, and it thinks you got a ransomware, you can add to exclusions i think, but i never used avast, it's not the best antivirus, if u want a free antivirus with good protection use comodo, or if u want best: kaspersky, or you should use another method, but i prefer to uninstall avast and install a better antivirus software, check the site of the AV Test and choose the best protection level what you need
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