Ticket #56 (assigned enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Display a better error message if an AV package has deleted an executable file

Reported by: brian Assigned to: brian (accepted)
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: all
Severity: normal Keywords: windows installer utilities
Cc:

Description

Sometimes an Anti-Virus package will mistakenly detect a problem in one or more of the executable files (*.exe or *.dll) shipped with the Windows version of POPFile. The NSIS-based programs should display a more meaningful error message than, for example, runpopfile.exe's rather cryptic "Error: Compatible version of POPFile not found!" which will appear if popfile.exe has been deleted by an AV package.

Change History

06/07/08 16:33:58 changed by brian

  • status changed from new to assigned.

The PFI Diagnostic utility should also be updated to check for the six basic popfile*.exe files and report any missing files (in both reports?)

06/08/08 02:13:42 changed by brian

The PFI Diagnostic utility should also be updated to check for the six basic popfile*.exe files and report any missing files (in both reports?)

The initial implementation will only perform these checks when a FULL report is generated.

06/08/08 19:15:54 changed by brian

The initial implementation will only perform these checks when a FULL report is generated

I decided to make the diagnostic utility always report how many of the *.exe files it finds. See [3180] for details of the code changes made to the utility.

07/05/08 16:56:27 changed by brian

Also need to consider the case where the referenced drive is not available and issue a suitable message instead of just complaining that the file cannot be found. See message:216 for an example of this problem.