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Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« on: July 27, 2012, 03:48:12 PM »
So today after playing Terraria pretty late last night I wake up to see I can't launch Terraria.
When I first tried to start it up avast popped up saying a file within it was infected..
I install Malwarebytes and nothing shows up with in steam or any of my steam games.
I restart my computer and I cant even open steam now...
Is steam extremely bugged or has avast been infected by a virus?

Offline Light

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 03:56:13 PM »
Afaik it's a false positive. Try updating Avast! and see what happens.

Otherwise, read this thread for some other solutions.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 04:04:14 PM by Light » »

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 04:20:10 PM »
Which virus is it? Avast has a code for fake positives.. A fake virus =P.

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 04:30:24 PM »
Afaik it's a false positive. Try updating Avast! and see what happens.

Otherwise, read this thread for some other solutions.
Which virus is it? Avast has a code for fake positives.. A fake virus =P.

Its a false positive according to that thread...
Updating avast again to see if it will work this time.

Offline Kiss x Miz

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 06:41:35 PM »
Kill Avast.

Offline Noob

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 06:56:55 PM »
Get AVG. Problem soved  : D

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 07:48:58 PM »
That is avast you numbnut and its workin now

Offline Kiss x Miz

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 08:57:56 PM »
That is avast you numbnut and its workin now
On his behalf, nevermind.

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 11:39:23 PM »
avg =/= avast lol

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 01:18:40 AM »
avg =/= avast lol
nonono, I meant get it instead. D:

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 01:42:38 AM »
Get AVG. Problem soved  : D
That is avast you numbnut and its workin now

Does he not say AVG is avast?

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 01:51:34 AM »
Does he not say AVG is avast?
Told him there's a difference, I posted 'nevermind" for him :P

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 02:15:51 AM »
avg =/= avast lol
nonono, I meant get it instead. D:
I meant uninstall Avast! and get AVG.

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Re: Steam being detected by Avast! as a virus?
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 02:18:04 AM »
All you need is Malwarebytes. period.

 

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