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true indian

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2012, 11:04:27 AM »
Why would avast just suddenly report it as a malware when i have had steam and skyrim V : the elder  scrolls installed for some time and it never reported it as malware before .. and no recient updates from avast has meant no resent database changes on my lappy..

could be a issue with latest streaming update..or with the VPS..

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2012, 11:06:56 AM »
Hi all,as of now you can just disable Avast while you play Steam games.I also informed Avast VIA Twitter,let's wait and everything will be fine.
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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2012, 11:07:48 AM »
@c0mpute

you can always upload the file to www.virustotal.com and check.  ;)

Cheers mate.. Though this is what I use avast for.. to protect my lappy from happy viruses that want to get into my comp... lol...  ;D

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2012, 11:09:17 AM »
With this issue.
1. move your cursor over the yellow avast symbol bottom right hand side.
2. Left click it
3. Go to AVAST! Shield Controls
4. Disable for 10minutes
5. Try updating steam now.
6. Once update has finished , do the same to re-enable AVAST.

(if it doesnt work, go into your virus chest on avast, and right click on the file vstdlib_s.dll file, and click restore)

Thanks Avo.

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
Hi all,as of now you can just disable Avast while you play Steam games.I also informed Avast VIA Twitter,let's wait and everything will be fine.

That sounds good to me.. and btw. .I like your message.. There is no patch for human stupidity...lol.. it reminds me of a documentary i watched on google once called the deffinition of stupidity.. lol..

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 11:13:09 AM »
Update: Now avast reports the exe's of some games in steam :(

And can someone tell me why avast reported a ...Boot.txt while booting maybe?

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 11:13:50 AM »
@c0mpute

you can always upload the file to www.virustotal.com and check.  ;)

Cheers mate.. Though this is what I use avast for.. to protect my lappy from happy viruses that want to get into my comp... lol...  ;D
no security program detect 100%..... and none have zero false positive
uploading to virustotal or jotti.org may give you the info to find out if detection is correct....
as you test the file with 40+ scanners





true indian

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2012, 11:16:23 AM »
Update: Now avast reports the exe's of some games in steam :(

send all to virus@avast.com with subject false positives ;D

michael crane

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2012, 11:20:35 AM »
seems to be fixed now

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
Update: Now avast reports the exe's of some games in steam :(

send all to virus@avast.com with subject false positives ;D

I think its just windows 7.. lol.. I just started steam to update it again .. thinking it will give me the error and it updated successfully.. and i didnt do anything.. didnt even reboot.. i find windows doing a lot of strange things these days.. things that it never used to do and i have a fresh install too... go figure...  ::) ;D :P

Re: I was going to report the false positive...

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2012, 11:26:29 AM »
With this issue.
1. move your cursor over the yellow avast symbol bottom right hand side.
2. Left click it
3. Go to AVAST! Shield Controls
4. Disable for 10minutes
5. Try updating steam now.
6. Once update has finished , do the same to re-enable AVAST.

(if it doesnt work, go into your virus chest on avast, and right click on the file vstdlib_s.dll file, and click restore)

Thanks Avo.
This will not work as Avast will detect them later while they are being used and it may crash your game.Just disable the Avast completely and play your game.We will keep you informed so don't worry guys.

Hi all,as of now you can just disable Avast while you play Steam games.I also informed Avast VIA Twitter,let's wait and everything will be fine.

That sounds good to me.. and btw. .I like your message.. There is no patch for human stupidity...lol.. it reminds me of a documentary i watched on google once called the deffinition of stupidity.. lol..
Yes,it's so accurate   :) .
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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2012, 11:42:44 AM »
Aaand yes, on version 120726-02 I got the "virus" again..... Any fix coming soon or what?

Fixed.

Milos

Phenoman

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2012, 11:53:10 AM »
This is happening to me as well even though it's been fixed for some people i use Avast 7 Free edition Virus defenitions version - 120726-2 Program Version - 7.0.1456
EDIT:well literally 1 minute after posting this avast Just updated to version 120727-0 and i removed steam exclusions and seems to be no problem now =D
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 11:57:04 AM by Phenoman »

MatJen2

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2012, 04:33:32 PM »
Hi, I just updated to version 120727-0 and program 7.0.1456 and now I cant start steam because of a malware infection :/

DrMx

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Re: STEAM false positive
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2012, 07:09:02 PM »
I had the same problem this morning.

01. Updated Avast to Program Version 7.0.1456 and Definitions 120727-0

02. Disabled all protection for 1 hour

03. Added Exception for Steam Folder

04. Downloaded Steam Installation file from Official Site

05. Tried to repair the Steam Installation (because Avast deleted some files like vstdlib_s.dll)

- Repair keeps telling "Unable to poke open firewall" (I dont know what the hell that means lol)
- Installed OK!

WHILE AVAST DISABLED

06. Opened Steam and all works great, then closed Steam

ENABLED AVAST

07. Opened Steam and all works great, then closed Steam

08. Opened Avast and deleted the exclusion for Steam folder.

09. Reopened Steam and all works great !!


I believe the real problem is when Steam tries to update, but after that everythings fine. Hope Avast fix this problem soons anyway because will be a pain to do this everytime for updating