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#1 Franny S.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:56 PM

Several times in the past couple of weeks, Bitdefender has popped up with a message that it has blocked a potentially malicious script from running:
c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe

It seems to happen most often when I'm working with Outlook 2007, , and recently when the HP Health Advisor program was running, so I figured it was a necessary Windows system file, so after ignoring the notice several times I finally allowed it through, but allowed it to block the script later.

Should I continue to allow Bitdefender to block this script?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (Franny S. @ Jun 29 2009, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Several times in the past couple of weeks, Bitdefender has popped up with a message that it has blocked a potentially malicious script from running:
c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe

It seems to happen most often when I'm working with Outlook 2007, , and recently when the HP Health Advisor program was running, so I figured it was a necessary Windows system file, so after ignoring the notice several times I finally allowed it through, but allowed it to block the script later.

Should I continue to allow Bitdefender to block this script?


Hello Franny S. ,

wscript.exe is a process relating to Microsoft Windows operating system which allows additional functions to scripting . It is a legitimate process and you can find more information's about it accessing the next link:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232211 .

BitDefender Behavioral Scanner is falsely detecting this script as infected and that is why you should add this process in its exception list . In order to do this please follow the steps bellow :

1. Open BitDefender and click on Switch to Advanced View .
2. Click on Antivirus and under the Shield tab please click on the Scanner Settings button .
3. Under "Excluded Applications " click on the "+" button then browse to the location of this process : c:\windows\system32\wscript.exe and then click on Open .
4. Close the Behavioral Scanner window and let us know if you still receive warning messages from BitDefender .

Thank you .




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