When you try to run an .exe file, windows will appear with a warning saying I don't have permission to use the file... and yet I used it earlier that day and no changes have been made on the computer

I'm a gamer, I play world of Warcraft. A week ago, the shortcut of this game that was created through disk began to have a popup alert indicating * Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You can not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.* thing is, it was working fine a few weeks ago and no changes to the computer or the security settings. So I created a shortcut using the .exe directly instead of that the game gives us. Now yesterday I've played, got off, went to practice, returned, and it was blocked. There are no other files (that I know) have this problem, it's the unique. I am running vista Home Premium service pack 2 of the of the window on a relatively new dell 32-bit processor. I have absolutely no idea as to what caused this... anyone have an idea? Thank you.

If you uninstall Norton, you can reinstall and your subscription will remain current.  Just make sure that you are using the Norton removal tool to uninstall.  You can find on their Web site.  You also mentioned McAfee on your system.  If you have not used the removal tool they provide that I suggest to go to get it and run it before removing Norton.  I heard about problems caused by one of these programs being not entirely removed by using only the normal uninstall option.

Also if you have not already done, right click on the file that you run and choose "Run as Administrator" and see if that makes a difference. Mike - Engineer Support Microsoft Answers
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