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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables The Variable Challenge Solution

cameron loving
cameron loving
7,954 Points

Every time I try downloading the project via workspaces, windows defender says I've downloaded a virus??

I've had this issue on all workspaces, not just this video.

2 Answers

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,857 Points

Hi Cameron,

If you're using Treehouse's Workpaces, you don't need to download anything. All the files needed are included in the Workspace launched for the course. I don't believe you can download the project files from within Workspaces.

Now, if you're using your own local Text Editor and are trying to download the Project Files from the Downloads Tab or from a link in the Teacher's Notes under the video, this will download a ZIP file. I don't use Windows (never have), but it's probably because it is a ZIP file that is being mistakenly identified as a "virus" by your OS.

Honestly, if it's something from Treehouse you are downloading, you can be fairly certain that it is not a virus.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

cameron loving
cameron loving
7,954 Points

I figured the zip was just being falsely identified as a virus, it was just late and I didn't want to retype everything I did in the workspace into my local text editor (I'll probably just use my local text editor when I want to keep the code). I know Treehouse is a safe environment to learn, thanks for the timely response Jason!