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Switch to BitDefender free or just go with windows 10 default which is fantastic BTW you'll find nothing better and you wont be bought and sold like some black market commodity like with Avira :)
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i_hope_you_rot: Am i the only one in here who isn't using the Galaxy client and has Windows Defender ?
Nope.
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nightcraw1er.488: What game specifically? I have Avira and not had this with any of my games. I don’t use galaxy, that could be one possibility, but if you mention a game or two I can try if I own it.
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GameRager: The game is listed in their reply(folder names)...it's Gwent.

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Yes, that is one, I draw your eyes to the second sentence of the post:
“ am just getting lots and lots of such a warnings. All of them concern unins000.exe files of various gog games”
So what are these various gog games. As I clearly stated above I do NOT use galaxy, and hence cannot test gwent. However if he confirms other of the various games, then I might be able to check. That’s pretty clear is it not?
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nightcraw1er.488: Yes, that is one, I draw your eyes to the second sentence of the post:
“ am just getting lots and lots of such a warnings. All of them concern unins000.exe files of various gog games”
So what are these various gog games. As I clearly stated above I do NOT use galaxy, and hence cannot test gwent. However if he confirms other of the various games, then I might be able to check. That’s pretty clear is it not?
Sorry, I missed that bit...my bad. And yeah, pretty clear....he might be able to get faster results if he scans the files with a virus scanner, though, in the meantime.
Quick question to Topic Creator:

did you download any files from untrustworthy site AKA pirating site and you got flagged because of pirating site, not GOG files?

Quick question to GOG Community:
do you really think it's good idea to let Avira, or Avast or any other free AV program to flag any or all legitimate GOG files as trojan? Instead of downvoting and bitching, you can go to avira website and bitch there. You know, because they are treating us as pirates?
Post edited November 20, 2019 by BeatriceElysia
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BeatriceElysia: Quick question to Topic Creator:

did you download any files from untrustworthy site AKA pirating site and you got flagged because of pirating site, not GOG files?

Quick question to GOG Community:
do you really think it's good idea to let Avira, or Avast or any other free AV program to flag any or all legitimate GOG files as trojan? Instead of downvoting and bitching, you can go to avira website and bitch there. You know, because they are treating us as pirates?
"do you really think it's good" - it is the purpose of Anti Virus software to identify and quarentine suspicious code or data from anywhere, a quick perusal of the decription: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software

"Instead of downvoting and bitching" - no post here has been downvoted, and as far as I can tell there is no bitching?

"they are treating us as pirates?" - this has nothing to do with piracy. Viruses, trojans and all that can appear in many different guises across anything related to electronics. Piracy websites make it easier due to their nature, however do not imply that piracy=viruses and legitimate=no viruses and thats not the case. Nothing upon the internet from any source should be trusted, ever, under any circumstances. Check it, then check it again, and check it a further time under different circumstances.
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BeatriceElysia: Quick question to GOG Community:
do you really think it's good idea to let Avira, or Avast or any other free AV program to flag any or all legitimate GOG files as trojan? Instead of downvoting and bitching, you can go to avira website and bitch there. You know, because they are treating us as pirates?
As others said, most AV scan for possible viruses by using fragments of code that are as small as possible(to test against) to cut down on scan times....as a result they sadly have some false positives especially when using the heuristic scanning/etc.
I have got an email from Avira, confirming that it was a false positive.
By and large I am happy with Avira. It may react somewhat paranoid sometimes, but keeps infections away. I once been using AVG, for years in fact, untill they started to bloat it with tons of unneeded functions, that slowed PC down. Then I have tried Avast, and got a virus within a month. After that I installed Avira, like a 5 years ago, and for the most part it works fine.
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nightcraw1er.488: "Instead of downvoting and bitching" - no post here has been downvoted, and as far as I can tell there is no bitching?

"they are treating us as pirates?" - this has nothing to do with piracy. Viruses, trojans and all that can appear in many different guises across anything related to electronics. Piracy websites make it easier due to their nature, however do not imply that piracy=viruses and legitimate=no viruses and thats not the case. Nothing upon the internet from any source should be trusted, ever, under any circumstances. Check it, then check it again, and check it a further time under different circumstances.
Don't get me wrong, but I see bitching. Especially in GOG community toward TC.

There's also small overlooked thing in TC post - he sees us shady and therefore Avira scan in his mind made that impression fortified. (edit, just see TC reply, sorry if I overreach in my statement, glad you resolved that with Avira)
That doesn't need to mean that is necessary to be rude and mocking toward TC.
Post edited November 20, 2019 by BeatriceElysia
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Leszek38: I have got an email from Avira, confirming that it was a false positive.
By and large I am happy with Avira. It may react somewhat paranoid sometimes, but keeps infections away. I once been using AVG, for years in fact, untill they started to bloat it with tons of unneeded functions, that slowed PC down. Then I have tried Avast, and got a virus within a month. After that I installed Avira, like a 5 years ago, and for the most part it works fine.
What about malwarebytes? It nags a bit but I find it works decently as a backup.

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BeatriceElysia: That doesn't need to mean that is necessary to be rude and mocking toward TC.
Agreed, but many here were just offering advice and criticism(is this what you saw as mocking?).....but not towards op, but the AV he used(which is fair imo if one can back their claims up and do it civilly).
Post edited November 20, 2019 by GameRager
Thankfully I haven't had any issues with Avast and GoG. They seem to play nice together so there is that.
Any AV is pretty much useless in the first place, even if one is installing illegal software and malware all day;
that's how one is hijacking one's system all by oneself, with no included virus kit or detectable malicious code required.

In general, all you do with anti-virus is slowing down your machine and wasting energy (money).

If you just stay on the road you will never ever catch a virus; it's a scare.

What you need to do is to keep a system image of your clean and upgraded OS with necessary software installed.
You can place it on a stick and boot and install it periodically.
If you are lazy then don't include every single one of your games, just install them on a second disk.
That's how effort and money in security is properly invested.

Everyone running a gaming machine should have a vanilla image of the operating system anyway,
because that's how you test your machine and software if something goes wrong.

If you want to secure browse the internet use a virtual machine or a live cd/dvd.
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Mgamave: Any AV is pretty much useless in the first place, even if one is installing illegal software and malware all day;
that's how one is hijacking one's system all by oneself, with no included virus kit or detectable malicious code required.

In general, all you do with anti-virus is slowing down your machine and wasting energy (money).

If you just stay on the road you will never ever catch a virus; it's a scare.

Everyone running a gaming machine should have a vanilla image of the operating system anyway,
because that's how you test your machine and software if something goes wrong.

If you want to secure browse the internet use a virtual machine or a live cd/dvd.
This.

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Mgamave: If you are lazy then don't include every single one of your games, just install them on a second disk.
Games get updated often. In my 9 years on GOG, I never needed installers after the initial installation. Not including potentially outdated versions of games is not lazy, it's sensible.


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Spectre: Most of the time it probably is a false result but that doesn't mean they're always wrong or that anti virus or malware programs catch harmful files. Here is one example.
Except no antivirus is mentioned in the article or linked sources. The user noticed high GPU load on his own.
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Mgamave: Any AV is pretty much useless in the first place, even if one is installing illegal software and malware all day;
that's how one is hijacking one's system all by oneself, with no included virus kit or detectable malicious code required.

In general, all you do with anti-virus is slowing down your machine and wasting energy (money).

If you just stay on the road you will never ever catch a virus; it's a scare.
Problems can come from anywhere i.e the website you're downloading from could have been hacked or a malicious employee could have planted it.

Everyone running a gaming machine should have a vanilla image of the operating system anyway,
because that's how you test your machine and software if something goes wrong.
How do we do that without having a load of dead space on the image?




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Spectre: Most of the time it probably is a false result but that doesn't mean they're always wrong or that anti virus or malware programs catch harmful files. Here is one example.
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Starmaker: Except no antivirus is mentioned in the article or linked sources. The user noticed high GPU load on his own.
That doesn't change the point.
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Mgamave: Everyone running a gaming machine should have a vanilla image of the operating system anyway,
because that's how you test your machine and software if something goes wrong.
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Spectre: How do we do that without having a load of dead space on the image?
What do you mean? On normal settings the image file only contains information about the size and filesystem of the partition(s) and has the data within them archived with at least medium compression, the exact sectors where each file was stored are not usually saved at all. Also files like the hiberfil.sys and the pagefile.sys may be left out from the image as they will be automatically recreated once the restored OS is running again.

It of course goes without saying that it is better to keep the OS partition relatively small and not install any games to it if you want to be able to image or restore the OS within 15 minutes not to mention the space requirements for the backups would quickly become an issue otherwise.
Post edited November 22, 2019 by JAAHAS