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Hi AutoIT masters,

Good day! Sorry to have bothered this forum but we really need help. We are working on an automation project that is running on VDI server. The BOTS are in .exe are running fine until AV detected them and deleted the files. The files were re-compiled and AV kept on deleting them. The copy of the .exe BOT deleted were sent to Symantec for whitelisting. After whitelisting, it is no longer deleted but no longer working as designed (showing Line script error). We checked the scripts and there were no issues since we run it using SciTE editor and it performed the desired task. Good thing we found on this thread the solution using .a3x and the BOTS worked fine and no longer deleted. Now, the problem is they are asking why the BOTS won't run in .EXE and what is the reason behind Symantec AV deleting them. We raised a case with Symantec but they cannot provide further information as they are always seeing the file as "False Positive". We even tested with Symantec turned off and those .EXE files are working fine, however, after re-enabling, it got deleted.

Just seeking help on how to better convince them that it is really Symantec causing the issue and the .a3x file.

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Why go through the hassle of dealing with a behemoth like Symantec, or any other AV company for that matter, over scripts that you create?  I could understand it if it were a full-blown application, but these are scripts.  If it were me, and I had control over my environment (as any IT department or professional should), I would designate a folder structure that scripts can be run from, apply the appropriate ACLs to that structure, and exclude that folder structure from AV scanning.  That way, you don't have to play whack-a-mole with AV companies and you can rest assured that your scripts wont be quarantined due to any AV-related issues.

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1 hour ago, TheXman said:

Why go through the hassle of dealing with a behemoth like Symantec, or any other AV company for that matter, over scripts that you create?  I could understand it if it were a full-blown application, but these are scripts.  If it were me, and I had control over my environment (as any IT department or professional should), I would designate a folder structure that scripts can be run from, apply the appropriate ACLs to that structure, and exclude that folder structure from AV scanning.  That way, you don't have to play whack-a-mole with AV companies and you can rest assured that your scripts wont be quarantined due to any AV-related issues.

That is what I do, but when I was in positions lower than those with the authority to make the action or you get a new higher authority (like a security officer) it can make it a pain when it comes to government or corporations.

I try to use .bat and .ps1 as much as possible for this reason to standardize and make it easy for other techs to use my work.  However when I need the extra power of AutoIT I still use it.  I have more than once been bitten by some random false positive that comes up and deletes a script that has been in production for months or even years. 

Infact I may soon try to just start keeping a local copy of AutoIT on the machines and keep a copy of the script compiled as an a3x and run it as a parameter, this is also a way to work around the problem as far as I know.

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On 1/15/2020 at 7:25 PM, ViciousXUSMC said:

Infact I may soon try to just start keeping a local copy of AutoIT on the machines and keep a copy of the script compiled as an a3x and run it as a parameter, this is also a way to work around the problem as far as I know.

And that's exactly why I wrote the Au3toCmd app.
A CMD file with all necessary files as "alternate data streams".
The CMD file runs standalone on the computer and the virus scanners are left behind.
See my signature for download.

App: Au3toCmd              UDF: _SingleScript()                             

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Symantec has a false positive system:

https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/

Just submit your exe to them through it. Once they've fixed the problem they'll give you rapid releases definitions you can use to update your symantec server, or if you wait a bit longer it'll be included in the global definition release.

It happend to me once or twice when i was working for a company that used symantec and they acted quickly to solve it.

I'm not a fan of symantec but i must admit they did a good job about my submissions.

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=========================================================================================== ; Title ...............: $Stream = 0 ; File Name............: _ExtractADS.au3 ; Description .........: Extract alternate data streams to standard files ; ; Syntax ..............: _ExtractADS([$From = Inputfile], [$To = Outputfile], [$Stream = index or name of ADS]) ; Default .............: $From = @ScriptFullPath ; $To = @ScriptFullPath & "." ; $Stream = 0 ; ; Return Value(s) .....: 1 @error=0 @extended=number of copied ADS ; 0 @error=1 no dataset/ADS found ; 0 @error=2 no ADS found in dataset ; Example .............: ; #include <WinAPIFiles.au3> ; #include <WinAPIHObj.au3> ; FileWrite(@ScriptFullPath & ":ADStest1.txt", "This is ADSTest1") ; FileWrite(@ScriptFullPath & ":ADStest2.txt", "This is ADSTest2") ; _ExtractADS() ; extract all ADS from @ScriptFullPath ; Run(@ComSpec & " /k dir /R " & StringTrimRight(@ScriptFullPath, 4) & "*.*") ; ; Author ..............: Exit ( http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/user/45639-exit ) ; CopyLeft ............: © Freeware by "Exit" ( all wrongs reserved ) ; =========================================================================================== ; needs #include <WinAPIFiles.au3> ; needs #include <WinAPIHObj.au3> Local $sFile, $iOffset, $hFile, $pData, $iBytes, $sToFile, $iCount If $From = "" Or $From = Default Then $From = @ScriptFullPath If $To = "" Or $To = Default Then $To = @ScriptFullPath & "." $sFile = $From $iOffset = StringInStr($From, ":", 1, 1, 3) If $iOffset Then $sFile = StringLeft($From, $iOffset - 1) $Stream = StringTrimLeft($From, $iOffset) EndIf ; Enumerate all existing streams in the file Local $aData = _WinAPI_EnumFileStreams($sFile) If @error Then Return SetError(26, MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "Error reading ADS stream """ & $sFile & ":" & $Stream & """ .", 0), 0) ;~ _ArrayDisplay($aData, '_WinAPI_EnumFileStreams') ; Read data from each stream $iCount = 0 For $i = 2 To $aData[0][0] If $Stream <> 0 Then If $i - 1 <> $Stream Then If ":" & $Stream & ":$DATA" <> $aData[$i][0] Then ContinueLoop EndIf EndIf $pData = _WinAPI_CreateBuffer($aData[$i][1]) $hFile = _WinAPI_CreateFile($sFile & $aData[$i][0], 2, 2, 6) _WinAPI_ReadFile($hFile, $pData, $aData[$i][1], $iBytes) _WinAPI_CloseHandle($hFile) $sToFile = $sFile & "." & StringTrimLeft(StringTrimRight($aData[$i][0], 6), 1) If $To <> @ScriptFullPath & "." Then $sToFile = $To If $Stream = 0 Then $sToFile &= "." & StringTrimLeft(StringTrimRight($aData[$i][0], 6), 1) EndIf $hFile = _WinAPI_CreateFile($sToFile, 1) _WinAPI_WriteFile($hFile, $pData, $aData[$i][1], $iBytes) _WinAPI_CloseHandle($hFile) _WinAPI_FreeMemory($pData) $iCount += 1 Next If Not $iCount Then Return SetError(2, 0, 0) ; no defined ads found Return SetError(0, $iCount, 1) EndFunc ;==>_ExtractADS Func _Download_7z() Local $iSV, $s7zr, $s7za, $s7zaOut, $s7zSDMod, $s7zSDModOut, $n = @ScriptFullPath If FileExists($n & ":7zr.exe") And FileExists($n & ":7za.exe") And FileExists($n & ":7zSDMod.sfx") Then Return 1 ; latest stable version $iSV = 19 ; latest stable version __CW("Latest stable 7z version: " & $iSV & @CRLF) ; get root 7zr.exe (needed to extract the other *.7z files) ; "https://7-zip.org/a/7zr.exe" $s7zr = _TempFile(Default, Default, "exe") InetGet("https://www.7-zip.org/a/7zr.exe", $s7zr) If @error Then FileDelete($s7zr) MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "Cannot access 'www.7-zip.org/a/7zr.exe'" & @LF & @LF & "Check internet connection.", 0) __CW("Cannot access 'www.7-zip.org/a/7zr.exe'" ) Return SetError(1, 0, 0) EndIf FileCopy($s7zr, @ScriptFullPath & ":7zr.exe") ; get $s7za.exe ; https://7-zip.org/a/7z1900-extra.7z $s7za = _TempFile(Default, Default, "7z") $s7zaOut = _TempFile(Default, Default, "exe") InetGet("https://7-zip.org/a/7z" & $iSV & "00-extra.7z", $s7za) If @error Then FileDelete($s7za) FileDelete($s7zaOut) MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "Cannot access 'https://7-zip.org/a/7z" & $iSV & "00-extra.7z'" & @LF & @LF & "Check internet connection.", 0) __CW("Cannot access 'https://7-zip.org/a/7z" & $iSV & "00-extra.7z'") Return SetError(1, 0, 0) EndIf __Run($s7zr & ' e ' & $s7za & " -o" & $s7zaOut & " -y -i!7za.exe") FileCopy($s7zaOut & "\7za.exe", @ScriptFullPath & ":7za.exe") ; get $s7zSDMod.sfx ; https://web.archive.org/web/20160311112737if_/http://7zsfx.info/files/7zsd_150_2712.7z ; for more info see --> https://web.archive.org/web/20160423225741/http://7zsfx.info/en/ $s7zSDMod = _TempFile(Default, Default, "7z") $s7zSDModOut = _TempFile(Default, Default, "Out") InetGet("http://web.archive.org/web/20160311112737if_/http://7zsfx.info/files/7zsd_150_2712.7z", $s7zSDMod) If @error Then FileDelete($s7zSDMod) FileDelete($s7zSDModOut) MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "Cannot access 'http://web.archive.org'" & @LF & @LF & "Check internet connection.", 0) __CW("Cannot access 'http://web.archive.org/web/20160311112737if_/http://7zsfx.info/files/7zsd_150_2712.7z'") Return SetError(1, 0, 0) EndIf __Run($s7zr & ' l ' & $s7zSDMod ) __Run($s7zr & ' e ' & $s7zSDMod & " -o" & $s7zSDModOut & " -y -ir!*.sfx") __Run("dir /s /R " & $s7zSDModOut) FileCopy($s7zSDModOut & "..\7zsd.sfx", @ScriptFullPath & ":7zSDMod.sfx") If Not FileCopy($s7zSDModOut & "\7zSD.sfx", @ScriptFullPath & ":7zSDMod.sfx") Then MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "'7zSD.sfx' missing'" , 0) __CW("'7zsd.sfx' missing'" ) Return SetError(1, 0, 0) EndIf FileSetTime(@ScriptFullPath, "", 0) ; to erase old modification time of ADS files FileSetTime(@ScriptFullPath, "", 1) ; to erase old creation time of ADS files FileSetTime(@ScriptFullPath, "", 2) ; to erase old access time of ADS files FileDelete($s7zr) FileDelete($s7za) FileDelete($s7zSDMod) DirRemove($s7zaOut, 1) DirRemove($s7zSDModOut, 1) __Run("dir /R """ & StringTrimRight(@ScriptFullPath, 4) & "*.*""") Return 1 EndFunc ;==>_Download_7z Func __Run($sCommand, $CopyToConsole = Default) Local $iPID, $sTmp, $aTmp, $iEr, $iEx If Not ($CopyToConsole = 0 Or $CopyToConsole = 1) Then $CopyToConsole = Eval("Debug") $iPID = Run(@ComSpec & " /c chcp 1252 & " & $sCommand, "", @SW_HIDE, 8) ; $STDERR_MERGED(8) ProcessWaitClose($iPID) $iEr = @error $iEx = @extended $sTmp = StdoutRead($iPID) StdioClose($iPID) $aTmp = DllCall('user32.dll', 'Int', 'OemToChar', 'str', $sTmp, 'str', '') $sTmp = $aTmp[2] If $CopyToConsole Then __CW("Run command: >" & $sCommand & "<" & @CRLF & $sTmp & @CRLF & "Exit code: " & $iEx & @CRLF) Return SetError($iEx, $iEr, $sTmp) EndFunc ;==>__Run Func __CW($sText) If Not Eval("Debug") Then Return ;~ FileWriteLine(@ScriptFullPath & ".console.txt", $sText) ConsoleWrite($sText & @CRLF) EndFunc ;==>__CW Func __DebugInfo() If Not Eval("Debug") Then Return __CW("============ Start of DebugInfo ===============") __CW("@ScriptFullPath: " & @ScriptFullPath) __CW("Sourceversion: " & __SourceVersion()) __CW("@AutoItExe: " & @AutoItExe) __CW("@AutoItVersion: " & @AutoItVersion) __CW("@AutoItX64: " & @AutoItX64) __CW("@CPUArch: " & @CPUArch) __CW("@OSArch: " & @OSArch) __CW("@OSBuild: " & @OSBuild) __CW("@OSLang: " & @OSLang) __CW("@OSType: " & @OSType) __CW("@OSVersion: " & @OSVersion) __CW("@UserName: " & @UserName) __CW("@UserProfileDir: " & @UserProfileDir) __CW("============ End of DebugInfo ===============") EndFunc ;==>__DebugInfo Func __SourceVersion() Local $SourceVersion = _StringBetween(FileRead(@ScriptFullPath)," Version:",@crlf) Return $SourceVersion[0] EndFunc ;==>__DebugInfo Func __FileDelete($sFilePath) Local $iError, $sMsg, $iRet $iRet = _WinAPI_DeleteFile($sFilePath) $iError = _WinAPI_GetLastError() $sMsg = _WinAPI_GetLastErrorMessage() If $iRet Then Return MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, $sFilePath & " deleted", 0) MsgBox(64 + 262144, Default, "Delete: " & $sFilePath & @CRLF & "iRet: " & $iRet & " Error: " & $iError & @CRLF & $sMsg, 0) Return 1 EndFunc ;==>__FileDelete Func __RemoteTargetDir() Local $T1 = @TAB, $T2 = @TAB & @TAB, $T5 = @TAB & @TAB & @TAB & @TAB & @TAB $sRDir = InputBox('Specify remote target directory', 'Enter 1, 2, 3 or remote system target directory string: (e.g. "C:\Test\Data")' & @LF & @LF & _ '1 = "."' & $T5 & 'Targetsystem current directory (where ZIP/EXE are stored) = Default' & @LF & _ '2 = "%ProgramFiles%\' & $sFileName & '"' & $T2 & 'Targetsystem programfiles directory' & @LF & _ '3 = "%UserProfile%\' & $sFileName & '"' & $T2 & 'Targetsystem profile directory' & @LF & _ '4 = "%UserProfile%\Desktop\' & $sFileName & '"' & $T1 & 'Targetsystem desktop directory' & @LF & _ '...', "1", " M", 600, 220) $sRDir = StringReplace($sRDir, '"', '') If Not StringInStr("1234%", StringLeft($sRDir, 1)) Then If StringRight($sRDir, 1) = "\" Then $sRDir = StringTrimRight($sRDir, 1) If Not StringInStr($sRDir, ":\") Then MsgBox(16 + 262144, Default, "Invalid target directory: " & $sRDir, 0) __CW("$sRDir is invalid: >" & $sRDir & "<" & @CRLF) Return SetError(27, 0, 0) EndIf EndIf __CW("$sRDir: >" & $sRDir & "<" & @CRLF) Return SetError(0, 0, 1) EndFunc ;==>__RemoteTargetDir ; 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      Suggestions for improvement and bug reports are welcome.
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