Attempting to try out 3.5 Portable - error messages.

• Sep 20, 2020 - 15:37

Please can someone help? I am attempting to try out Musescore 3.5 Portable and this is what I get:

Also, I am hoping that the Portable will not interfere with or mess up my Musescore 3.4.2 installation.

Any help would be much appreciated.

p.s. anyone know how to search just the forums and not the whole Musescore website?

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thank you for the reply. Whilst I suspect that that it is a false positive, it is the Ransomware Detection bit at the bottom of the attachment that I don't like and would prefer to to receive an absolute 100% definitive confirmation that it is safe to proceed rather than "probably".

I have 3.5 and 3.5 portable on my system. As near as I can tell, they don't interfere with each other. I use the portable version to experiment with sound fonts and such. I have had a few minor problems with it going into "not responding" mode. But I'm not surprised at that.

In reply to by piuomeno

Well, think about this error. It looks like MuseScore is trying to alter a file on your protected desktop. Could be bad. But look at the file paths. They refer to files within Musescore. Does this make sense to you? Sure doesn't to me. Looks like Avast is confused by a portable app on your desktop.
Some things to consider. The desktop has always been a place for short cuts or a temporary place to quickly store things. You can run portable apps from the desktop. But they are really made to launch from a flash drive.
I run it from my Documents folder.

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