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Avast antivirus thinks crypticerror.exe contains the win32:evo-gen virus.


can you let them know it (hopefully!) doesn't?
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# 2
04-05-2013, 01:09 PM
same problem avast says their would be a virus
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# 3
04-05-2013, 02:31 PM
im having the same issue. anyone have a work around?
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# 4
04-05-2013, 02:35 PM
Turn off avast (its not a very good checker anyway)
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# 5
04-05-2013, 03:03 PM
I got both Avast and Microsoft's original virus buster, and neither think STO is a virus.
Let us wear Swimsuits on Foundry maps or bridges please! I would pay zen for that.
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# 6
04-05-2013, 03:48 PM
First off, Avast is what I am using. I've been using Avast for 5 years now. This is the first time that anything like this has happened in the 3 years that I've been playing STO. When it does happen, I get a little nervous, and a little ticked off cause when it happens, it makes you think that cryptic has gotten a virus, and that they are distributing it to their user base. Don't say it's impossible, because everything is possible, (with a slight hint of being improbable).

As for Avast being a 'bad piece of software', I whole heatedly disagree with that statement. Avast is one of the best free antivirus out there, and is alot better than Norton and McAfee. And this is not just my opinion, but the opinion of a good number of IT professionals that I've spoken with over the years. Yes, I realize that everybody is entitled to their opinion, and more power to you to have your own opinion. As i mentioned before, when something shows up and has not shown up in 3 years, you start to wonder. I admit that I could have been a little more diplomatic about my op, but as I said, things didn't add up, and I wanted an answer on it soonest bestest.
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I was trying to patch star trek online today so I can do the first contact day stuff, when all of a sudden, my anti virus is popping to life saying that one of your files is infected. What's going on?

object is the file "crypticError.exe"
Infected with : Win32:Evo-gen

So again, I ask WTF? And don't tell me it's my anti virus just going wacko. I know better than that.
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# 8
04-05-2013, 01:19 PM
..but it is just your anti-virus going wacko.
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# 9
04-05-2013, 01:20 PM
Stop using Norton this instant or I'll have to ask you to leave the interwebz.

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# 10
04-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by tsurutafan01 View Post
Stop using Norton this instant or I'll have to ask you to leave the interwebz.
I don't use Norton.

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