Intel® ArBB Installer Blocked by Antivirus Software: How To Resolve

Problem :

The Intel® Array Building Blocks (Intel® ArBB) installer program for Windows* OS is named w_arbb_b_1.0.0.xxx.exe (where 'xxx' is the build number). Some antivirus programs (e.g., McAfee*) that are configured to block executable files with double extensions may prevent the Intel® ArBB installer from running. This is a very rare problem.


Environment :

This problem occurs only on Windows* platforms with an antivirus program installed, and only when the antivirus program is configured to block executable files with double extensions.


Resolution :

This problem can be easily resolved using one of the following 3 methods:

  1. Temporarily disable the antivirus program before starting the Intel® ArBB installer, or
  2. Disable the option of blocking files with double extensions in the antivirus program, or
  3. Rename Intel® ArBB installer to a name that does not have double extensions. For example, change w_arbb_b_1.0.0.xxx.exe to w_arbb_b_1.0.0.xxx_setup.exe.
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