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Annoying antivirus with CPAN and Strawberry

by mascip (Pilgrim)
on Feb 25, 2012 at 00:06 UTC ( #956020=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

mascip has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have recently installed Windows XP on my computer, and Strawberry Perl, as well as Comodo Antivirus (i am not advertising : i kind of took a random one, reading here and there that it's an OK one).

Everything works fine, but Comodo antivirus gets VERY annoying whenever i install a module : it asks me every 20 seconds if i'm OK for Build.PL, Makefile.PL, and most .t files to execute.
Also, every time i execute one of my programs it asks me if it's ok for it to execute.

What can i do about it?

I tried "trusting" all the files that are in the "strawberry" directory (containing perl, cpan, cpanm, etc), but it is not enough apparently : i still have the same problem.

Is there anything i can do on the "Perl side", or on the "Strawberry" side?

If the solution must be purely on the "Antivirus side", then i am sorry : this is not really a Perl question
Thanks in advance for any help though, as this is getting really annoying.

Have a good week-end :-)

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Re: Annoying antivirus with CPAN and Strawberry
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Feb 25, 2012 at 00:12 UTC

    I switched to ZoneAlarm for this very reason.

    HTH,

    planetscape

      I naively guessed i would have the same problem with any antivirus.

      I'll try ZoneAlarm and come back here to tell what happens.

      Thank you !

Re: Annoying antivirus with CPAN and Strawberry
by JavaFan (Canon) on Feb 25, 2012 at 00:30 UTC
    Comodo Antivirus (i am not advertising : i kind of took a random one, reading here and there that it's an OK one).

    Comodo antivirus gets VERY annoying whenever i install a module

    So, why stick to Comodo? Pick another one; keep repeating till you find one that doesn't annoy you.

      Done, thank you :-)

      I changed antivirus and i don't get annoyed that often any more, perfect.

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