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Title: Garry's Mod
Post by: juhani.tyhtila@gmail.com on November 29, 2014, 05:25:32 PM
Hello

For whatever reason today everyone in Garry's Mod community who use Avast as their main anti-virus ran into problems starting the game.
When you try to start the game, avast quarantines the hl2.exe file. Stating that it's something called "Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]".

I assume that someone falsely reported the file. And I hope that someone at Avast sees this thread and fixes the problem.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/4000/discussions/1/624076027713588767/

Thanks.
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2014, 05:28:44 PM
You can report a possible FP here: http://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Para-Noid on November 29, 2014, 05:46:11 PM
On four blacklists here http://multirbl.valli.org/lookup/23.201.61.210.html
Some issues here http://www.dnsinspect.com/steamcommunity.com/1417279172

http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/4655a67e9ae01d74ed30bf9b6a2d51ef-1417278821
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2014, 05:55:48 PM
Para-Noid, reread the initial request. ;)
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Para-Noid on November 29, 2014, 06:35:47 PM
I did read his request. His request does not make my links useless.
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2014, 06:39:34 PM
I did read his request. His request does not make my links useless.

Well...

When you try to start the game, avast quarantines the hl2.exe file. Stating that it's something called "Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]".
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: juhani.tyhtila@gmail.com on November 29, 2014, 08:27:16 PM
You can report a possible FP here: http://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE

Great, thank you very much. I instantly did that. No doubt someone else might have done it as well by now.  :)

issues

That's... just the Steam forums. Doesn't have anything to do with my issue besides what's written in the thread in that link.
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: Asyn on November 29, 2014, 08:28:57 PM
You can report a possible FP here: http://www.avast.com/contact-us.php?subject=VIRUS-FILE
Great, thank you very much. I instantly did that. No doubt someone else might have done it as well by now.  :)
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: adamhawtin@hotmail.co.uk on November 29, 2014, 09:53:01 PM
Same precise issue here. I can't open Gmod at all at the moment, even clicking to restore the file and add it to the exclusion list doesn't seem to stop it.
I can verify the cache on Gmod to make it download another hl2.exe but avast immediately throws up the same warning and quarantines it.

I've reported it as a false positive.
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: juhani.tyhtila@gmail.com on November 29, 2014, 10:51:40 PM
I got an answer from Avast.  :)

Quote

Hello,

it will be fixed in next VPS.

Best regards,
Valerij Medviď
Virus analyst
Title: Re: Garry's Mod
Post by: adamhawtin@hotmail.co.uk on November 30, 2014, 02:48:17 PM
It appears to have been fixed now.