windows defender issues? & other AV issues

Alex Tweedly alex at
Tue Jan 15 13:28:42 EST 2019

I would consider putting a check in the splash stack for the existence 
of the 'tilde' file, and removing/renaming it before opening the mainstack.

An ugly workaround until a proper fix happens - but maybe worth thinking 
about ?


On 15/01/2019 09:59, R.H. via use-livecode wrote:
> Failed saving onWindows 10 (all latest versions of LiveCode)
> I am talking about a compiled business related stack (small compiled
> splash, main stack not compiled in a resource folder and various resources)
> that goes to clients.
> Some of my clients experience that the main stack is not saving and will
> leave two files in a state that does not allow to reopen them again. One of
> the files is renamed with a tilde character "~" at the end of the filename.
> This is the file "in progress" to be saved from file A to B and when the
> saving was successful, the old file is removed.
> The saving process takes very long (from 15 seconds and more). Sometimes
> over 30 seconds -- with or without this problem.
> If I ask the client to remove the tilde "~" then the stack can be reopened.
> Otherwise not. Of course, I can not ask clients to do this in a production
> environment or ask him to delete the installation and always install again.
> Somewhere during the saving process, something happens that stops the
> process and ends with a failure.
> There are no error messages. I can not replicate the behaviour on my own
> computer. But I can see it on client's machines (not just one).
> I am wondering if this could also be something that occurs because of
> interference of Windows Defender or some AV? Did anybody ever experience
> something similar on Windows?
> Kind regards and thanks for replies
> Roland
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