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    Bloodhound virus in Excel code (VBA6 (XL2003))

    I have produced a small utility for some colleagues to speed up the process of (un)hiding worksheets.

    I am now trying to write a procedure so that users can open the attached file and then use a button to install the utility into a spreadsheet of their choice. I have written some code that works (ImportVisibleSheetsForm on the Setup module), however, when I try to save the file Symantec quarantines it because it is of the opinion that the file contains a Bloodhound virus.

    Has anyone encountered and overcome this problem before?
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    Re: Bloodhound virus in Excel code (VBA6 (XL2003))

    Bloodhound is the heuristic virus detection engine in Norton (Symantec) Anti-Virus. Apparently, it decides that trying to export and import VBA components in code is a security risk. I guess the only thing you can do is turn off Norton Anti-Virus temporarily. However, users that also have NAV will probably not be able to use your code.

    Why don't you create an add-in instead? Users could install that, and you wouldn't have to export and import VBA components.

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    Re: Bloodhound virus in Excel code (VBA6 (XL2003))

    I hadn't really thought about the add-in option, I think that is what I shall do.

    Thanks for the suggestion

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