Whenever I try to install my package, Norton stops the installation. It says a suspicious action is blocked and it shows that the inno seteup tries to change a file in C:\Windows\is-XXXXX.tmp.
As far as I know, this is a temporary file that inno setup creates but why not in C:\Windows\TEMP\is-XXXXX.tmp?
I have a code signing certificate. It all works, I can see the smart screen of the windows and it is letting my installer run. But many anti-virus software do the same and block the installation. I found a few posts but no answers.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Norton is garbage that should be deleted asap but dont take my word for it
Which other anti virus software blocks installation?
Thank you for your answer. I haven’t tried many of them but “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware” is also blocking it but this may not be related to the inno setup. Because it keeps blocking the plugin itself.
And lastly, which is the worst one I guess, the Win 11 defender is displaying a blue smart screen and warning users not to install it but still offers an “Install anyway” option. I don’t have an EV certificate, mine is just a code signing certificate. Is this related to EV or still inno ? I have no idea
I can’t speak to Norton being a (typical) pain though the issue quoted wouldn’t happen with an EV cert.
OV certs require building a Windows SmartScreen reputation. OTOH, EV certs give immediate reputation. It’s quite the gimmick.
And when you renew your certificate (sometimes?) all your reputation vanishes again.
When I think about dealing with all this I have a special tool i use to stab my self multiple times at once in the face until i feel better.