Last Friday, while I was getting ready to setup a profiling session for the weekend I ran into a problem. My profiling tool – ProDelphi – would not run. A rather generic error message would display instead. The following message was being displayed every time I tried to run the program :
Mind you that I had used ProDelphi less than a week before this error came up.
My initial reaction was to follow the message’s direction and reinstall the program. That did not help – the same error come back after I reinstalled the program.
Strange, I can’t remember when was the last time I had such an issue with an NTFS formatted drive.
I started to look into this issue and I finally figured that this error message was a result of the corporate anti-virus software – Symantec Endpoint Protection – getting a new virus definition update and deciding that ProDelphi as infected. Annoying to say the very least.
The solution was to add ProDelphi’s executable (profiler.exe) as an user-defined Exception and reboot. After that ProDelphi was running again without incidents.