Another user reported the same problem with Norton, and I can confirm it too.
> The problem was that Norton Internet anti-virus kept deleting both the exe and data files
I have Norton too, and almost always have to deal with this. ☹
My Norton gives me two pop-ups: one for tse.exe and one for tse.dat.
In each pop-up I select both these choices:
After a long wait this tells me it quarantined TSE based on "WS-Reputation", meaning "possibly suspicious behaviour", and not because of a specific virus.
This takes the file out of quarantine, undeleting it.
I must do these actions each time I install a new TSE version.
I do not have an English Norton version, so I am guessing at the English word Norton uses here.
> Carlo, why were these files renamed?
For the .exe this mainly has a Windows cause.
Windows runs an executable with "setup" as a name automatically with "administrator" permissions.
So to install TSE with administrator permissions, an easy solution is to rename its executable.
A side reason is that the TSE installation relies on this rename too to offer its extra "administrator" installation options.
The tse.dat file no longer must be renamed.
> Perhaps the .cmd batch files should check for the existence
> of the two files before attempting to run them.
I like this idea.