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Test for AntiVirus Issues

This feature tests for anti-spyware or anti-virus issues with scripts by use of a small script which displays dialogs to keep you informed of progress.

When you invoke the shortcut, these are the things that could occur:

  1. Nothing all at happens. In this case its likely that something is silently preventing script execution (and I'd thow out or reconfigure the offending #$%#@)

  2. You are prompted for authorisation. If so allow the script to run, it should continue and display boxes (although perhaps you might see more prompts for authorisation).

  3. You see a message box similar to the following:

    If you see the above message box then the script was allowed to execute. This message is the first thing done and should not itself trigger anti-anything activity.

After the "first" message shown above the script attempts to do things that may trigger an AntiVirus or AntiSpyware program activity. If triggered you may see a popup (from the Anti-Virus program) or it may silently kill this script and so you will not see any or all of the message boxes.

If the script completes you should see a number of popups ending with one similar to:


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