Bitdefender Internet Security prevents installation of PowerShell VS code extension.


It seems that Bitdefender Internet Security prevents the installation of the official VS code extension for PowerShell (PowerShell/vscode-powershell: Provides PowerShell language and debugging support for Visual Studio Code (

I have already created a github issue on their side, where all the details and repro steps can be found: Bitdefender Internet Security prevents to install the VS code extension properly · Issue #4561 · PowerShell/vscode-powershell (

My feeling about this is that this is a false positive from Bitdefender Internet Security.


  • Hello @Enrico Massone,

    Based on your description of the situation encountered, I would recommend contacting the Technical Support Teams, as more information might be required to troubleshoot this. You can get in touch with our engineers by choosing one of the contact channels available here:

    Let us know how it goes.


  • Thanks for replying @Alexandru_BD

    I'll try to ask to the Technical Support Team and I'll write some updates here for future readers.


  • You are most welcome @Enrico Massone, I appreciate if you could share your findings with the community as well, so we may help other users that might encounter this situation in the future.

    Best regards,