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    Warning Security threat

    Have run into a problem in trying to load a cd as the cd starts a flash screen come up stating a security threat detected the file it refers to is the start up for the cd. After a few seconds this program advises security threat deleted and the cd stops spinning and flash screen disappears. I run NIS 2004 pro which has not change so I have eliminated that. Unfortunately the flash screen does not advise what program it belongs too. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: Warning Security threat

    Can you tell us something about the CD, please - is it self-made or "commercial" and what is it supposed to run? Can you look at the contents of the CD with Windows Explorer to see all the files on it? Can you make a screenshot of the message window that pops up?

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    Re: Warning Security threat

    Sure can - the cd is a commercial product it is Que's Special Edition using office 2003 containing among other things WORP 2003, which came with the book!
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    Re: Warning Security threat

    It sounds like NIS is a bit over-zealous and is picking up the auto run file on the CD as asecurity problem. Try holding down the shift key when you insert the CD until all activity on the CD drive stops and then going in through My Computer or Windows Explorer and running the CD from there.
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    Re: Warning Security threat

    I have this CD. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> The AUTORUN.INF specifies a compiled flash program/data file named START.EXE. I'm not sure whether this interacts with a component that already exists on the computer, which might trigger an alert, or whether it is completely self-contained. Either way, the suggestion above to suppress the autorun process by holding the shift key will at least avoid the start/stop problem. After that, I think it's pretty safe to run.

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    Re: Warning Security threat

    Appears your somewhat simple solution works and thanks! Leads one to think about whether re-newing NIS pro is viable> Either way your nput is worth NIS pro's zealous behaviour!
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    Re: Warning Security threat

    From what Jefferson says in his post, it's likely the flash file that is causing this behavior. Security programs don't like flash files as they can contain all sorts of problems. And this file seems to be starting an executable file. Another big security no-no !! This one being from a trusted source it's usually safe to overlook the warning. NIS is just doing the job it was programmed to do. Sometimes we actually have to tell the program or computer what to do. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Warning Security threat

    If you like Norton, there's no reason to switch. (This one issue certainly doesn't seem to be enough reason.) However, if you want to shop around, many manufacturers offer "competitive rebates" for Norton users. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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