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Recently installed Microsoft Flight Simulator for the very first time, and I wanted to start installing the UK2000 airports today. However, when I attempted to install the first one (9NM9 Spaceport America), I was greeted with the following ERROR message....

On Startup, Line 68: Argument 2 must be of type string

I can click the "OK" button, and proceed with the installation. I have not done so yet, because I want to know if this is normal. Can anyone confirm if it is OK to proceed with the installation?

On a side note, where is my MSFS Community Addon scenery folder located? The installer is not finding a specific location.


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I worked out where the Community Folder is located, but I now have another problem. I have installed the Common Library and the first two airports in my list (9NM9 Spaceport America and EGAC Belfast City), but I am not able to install any of the others. When I click on the executable file (for any of the other airports), I get that "rotating blue circle of death" symbol, and nothing happens.

Can anyone help? I do not understand why there is a problem. I have switched off the PC and rebooted, but the problem persists :huh:

EDIT: The installers seem to be working now after another PC reboot.

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This is getting ridiculous. Sometimes the installer works, and sometimes it just hangs. It stopped working again after Avast wanted to check one of the installers.....


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24 minutes ago, Christopher Low said:

This is getting ridiculous. Sometimes the installer works, and sometimes it just hangs. It stopped working again after Avast wanted to check one of the installers.....

Get rid of Avast.
MS Defender does a great job of virus checking. All the third party virus / malware scanning programs seem to create more problems than they solve.

Additionally, I exclude certain MSFS folder locations from being scanned to prevent performance being dragged down when files are being called-up for use in the sim.
(The files and installers were virus-free when I downloaded them and I can run a manual check of those folders at my convenience).
 

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I disabled Avast, and the rest of the installers worked without problems. I think I will take your advice, and uninstall it from my PC. Avast has never been a problem before, but it's getting dumped!


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You do need to configure your AV which ever one you use to play nicely with the sim and it's addons. No need to dump it altogether.

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I've been happy with MS defender, though I do a a scan with malwarebytes once in a while and Ksapersky have a free online scanner which I have used a couple of times (hoping that data is not making it's way to Mad Vlad and his mates in The Kremlin 😀).

I exclude the drive that msfs sits on in defender as well (which is why I feel the need to check with something else once in a while).

I also scan addons before they ever go onto my msfs drive.


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The times when anyone needed external AV programs is long over. Windows Defender is more than adequate.

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Arguably, the greatest chance of suffering from a virus is to click on links in emails and on sites.
Anti-virus software is principally there to protect the user from themselves and a healthy dose of
common sense will do the same job. 
Add to that the likelihood of false positives, such as the one in question here, to try to justify the
subscription cost by making the sometimes payware anti-virus appear to do something instead of
nothing and all of a sudden the built-in Windows Defender becomes a "no brainer". 

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