Windows 8.1 - I run an AutoIt script in startup. Webroot refuses to allow it to execute. I put it into the list of allowed programs and every time I restart my computer, Webroot stops the execution and wants to remove the program. I deselect the program and continue and it goes into a scan. Even when I manually enter the program into the excedption list, no joy! How do I get around this problem?
Best answer by DonC
OK, it appears that is as far as we are going. Everything is working fine. We just can't explain why! So, the solution for this problem seems to be:
- Disable Webroot
- Run the script
- Webroot is re-enabled and everything is working fine.
I just don't like problems without an explanation! What changed? The only thing I can figure is that the script executed once without Webroot stopping it and SOMEHOW that fixed the problem. What changed when the script executed without being stopped by Webroot? Did Windows 8.1 flag the file in some way? Even though the script showed up as an exception before doing any of this, did this somehow cause Webroot to flag the script in some other way? I, at least, don't know. The good thing is the problem no longer exists!
Baldrick and Corey, thanks for hanging with me on this one! I know from my experience as a Netwire SysOp that it's guys like you who make the whole software process workable for those of us less "in-the-know". I really appreciate your help!