WEC 7: Which files should be put on anti-virus exception? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed Windows Embedded Compact 7 on my system but when I try to load a file from my desktop to the client (either virtual PC or my own LAN-connect DevKit), CESH would timeout.

    It seems that my Symantec Endpoint Protection is too careful and keep blocking access from a a network to any files in my desktop. Can you guys advise how I should fix this?

    I don't see this issue when I use a VMWare (where I also installed PB) but without any antivirus or SEP installed. So I'm really blaming the Symantec Endpoint Protection on this. Our company does not allow disabling antivirus software, so this is too much for me right now.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:19 AM

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  • I would say disabling Antivirus is the only solution which worked for me also in future.

    --- Misbah

    Senior Design Engineer T.E.S Electroni Solutions (Bangalore-India)

    • Edited by Misbah Khan Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:49 AM
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:48 AM
  • you can use Microsoft security essentials (Antivirus software given by MS). i too faced simillar issues with other Antivirus. But this is really good. it won't block any build operations  etc..

    it is free software only constraint is you should have a genuine license for your windows OS.

    it supports Win XP/Vista/7.


    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:36 AM
  • Alternatively, you can try to hack through :)

    some other options, if not permanent, you can temporarily disable SEP. Also, see if you have previlege to configure SEP to allow a system(IP/port). This way you can use your LAN connected Devkit. 

    - Chandra

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:39 AM
  • I'm still talking with our IT on possible exceptions but seems they have very little control on this. Sigh!
    Monday, February 18, 2013 10:07 AM
  • I don't know about Windows Embedded Compact 7, but for me to get CE 6.0 going on my system I just ran it and looked at the quarantine/attacks list for our antivirus software to see what it quarantined and reported as an attack and used that to determine what it did not like.

    I'm not sure if your anit-virus software has a similar feature but it is an option for you if it does.

    Monday, February 18, 2013 10:54 PM
  • Maybe I should change my question to:

    1.) What CE 7 application or utility actually loads a file from you local drive, where Platform Builder is running, to a remote device that is connected via KITL? 

    2.) When I'm on the remote device and open the \Release directory, actually files will load until a .EXE is hit. Once the device starts to read to that EXE file on my desktop, it will get a timeout. So what's a possible workaround for this?

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:23 AM
  • Anyone here used Symantec Endpoint Protections with similar experience?

    Can you share how you fixed it?

    Monday, March 25, 2013 5:56 AM
  • I'd like to up this for any who can advise.

    Our IT wasn't really helpful in my request to optionally disable this.

    And I don't have admin rights to my dev system. :(

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:03 AM
  • Then tell your boss you can't work without them adding the entire WINCEX00 tree to be excluded from virusscan. It's as simple as that. An IT department should be there to ENABLE you, not DISABLE you.

    Been there... (as many of us have I'm sure)

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:08 AM