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Windows 7: Avira eating my Games .exe file

21 Jun 2013   #11
sdadamo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think the first thing one should do it scan those games and see if they really are infected. Avira just might be doing the job it should be doing.
You state the games come for your computer and a friends computer.
**Where did you and your friend get the games that you have on your computers and what method was used?**


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I had a slight feeling somebody would mention this lmfao


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21 Jun 2013   #12
iRazer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

k, Going back to Essential xD
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21 Jun 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay what is a lmfao?
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21 Jun 2013   #14
iRazer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

The meaning of that is
L-Laughing
M-My
F-Fu**ing
A-A$$
O-Off
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21 Jun 2013   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay: So it's not a I.T. acronym. I'm not really sure what is so funny.
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22 Jun 2013   #16
iRazer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

He said that, not me.
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24 Jun 2013   #17
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think the first thing one should do it scan those games and see if they really are infected. Avira just might be doing the job it should be doing.
You state the games come for your computer and a friends computer.
**Where did you and your friend get the games that you have on your computers and what method was used?**

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Is your games really clean?

That is correct and that's the first thing anybody should do. Layback Bear said it perfectly. Be sure that an application is safe. Avira might indeed be doing it's job there. I have Avira IS 2012 (no firewall / Backup ) and Emsisoft Online Armor Premium in one system and from experience Avira detection is very good. Been using Avira for 4 years now.

Be careful where to get your games. Be sure what you use from your friends are safe too. No amount of AV or security software will be enough if you continue to use "unclean-unsafe" games or application.

However, you can exclude those .exe that Avira detects as virus/malware but doing so goes the opposite of having a security application that does it job. No amount of security will be enough if you choose to run "unclean-unsafe" games or application. So be sure everything's safe.

If you choose to run MSE it's fine just scan any application first and do second-checking through Malwarebytes or Eset Online Scanner or other 3rd party scanners like Kaspersky / Norton.

So is your game really safe/clean?

If they are unclean and you run it for the sake of enjoyment then there will come a time that you will be stung and you'll have a virus that has mutated and gained access to your system...and may be difficult to clean.

Maybe sandboxing or virtualization might be good for you...Deep Freeze / Returnil System Safe / Shadow Defender...the lists goes on..but of course they are not freeware except RSS which has a free version.
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