The part I underlined is what I want to clarify about. I legitimately downloaded all the files through steam; they can't easily be infected or anything can they? But I think there's a problem with that tonight too, probably related to the download problem. If it's a true false positive, which Avast won't know the difference, depending on what its identified as could increase that time as well. Bans are handed out to people who encourage, admit or make euphemisms to it. We had several reports of this in the past and so far all occurrences were due to a false positive , which is when anti-virus software flags something by mistake. Official Avast Web Form for Reporting False Positive Detection of Files or Websites Additional Notes Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2019 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions i. It could also be me being severely overprotective of my junk too though.
These wrong detections are called false positives. Link to report is included on every in-product pop-up displayed when the harmful webpage or file is blocked. Google, found out Avast the problem, and came across you guys. There are many times when the problem arises with the user for the email signature that avast usually shows in its email clients when installing on your computer. No other anti-virus software has a problem with it.
Just click on Report the file as a false positive. When dealing with something like that its best to do the research first. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 0 Jan 29, 2019 7 Dec 27, 2018 1 Dec 23, 2018 5 Dec 21, 2018 1 Sep 18, 2018 1 Aug 21, 2018 1 Jun 20, 2018 1 Apr 16, 2018 1 Feb 21, 2018 2 Nov 27, 2017 2 Nov 12, 2017 2 Oct 2, 2017 2 Sep 6, 2017 12 Aug 15, 2017 5 Jul 27, 2017 2 Jul 6, 2017 1 Jul 2, 2017 1 May 3, 2017 1 Mar 30, 2017 1 Nov 24, 2014. For this, you can use a. Since you are going through Steam, I am pretty sue that it is already allowed through, or else it would not be allowing you to play your games. We say that before creating an avast whitelist or adding the exclusions, you simply make sure that you did not get any threat.
Do not share existing exploits. If anyone asks tell them to exclude steam games from virus scans. Set exceptions only if you know that the files and websites you want to exclude are not infected. If you are unsure about a file, you can scan it in , or add the file to the Virus Chest and submit it to the Avast Threat Labs. Also i was wondering if i added my whole steam folder so it wouldnt touch none of those games.
In the past, Avast was blocking some of the most popular software Steam for example for a short period of time. The part I underlined is what I want to clarify about. My problem now whenever I need to start. This is why I think it's weird for me it always does take longer if it says it detects something. Submissions must solely focus on the wrongdoing of a party related to their presence on Steam or.
Asking For Friends Posts asking for friends or people to game with are not permitted. Report a False Positive Detection to Avast We would like to say that if your computer is giving you any false-positive detection, then you should quickly make the report to avast so that avast support team can simply find a solution to it. Avast has its own firewall so I thought I should turn windows firewall off. My guess is that Avast mistakenly thinks it is a key logger or something, because it reads input. So from what I've experienced whether or not Avast thinks there is a virus or not it will always impact how long a scan runs for, which is why it's really annoying getting false positives that also take much longer to scan.
I think this would be talked about more if it was a truly wide spread problem. Because even though they are false positives, any time avast thinks it detects a virus the scans take like 35-50 mins to do a full system scan instead of like 17-22 mins. I use the free version of Avast antivirus and it has given me multiple false positives, mostly from random game exe files in my steam common folder. Exploits Do not post exploits that can adversely affect or ruin experiences for others. I have been using Avast for a long time, and 99. If your submission does not appear, do not delete it. A good example of this was Norton products from say 10 years ago.
Extraordinary cases are considered on a case-by-case basis. A steam connectivity issue could cause both problems you ran into. I did a verify on the files through Steam, it found one file it needed to re-download, but it was then stuck on the 'download paused' loop and refused to download. I run a fully updated avast and steam client with no problem. But since this game is on Steam I suppose it is safe to run it and that it does not do any harm. There might be a way to tweak this somewhere not that you might want to, just curious.
System Security I use Avast home for viruses. As far as I know avast is pretty widely used amongst gamers and I can only imagine those gamers use steam. Please do so at your own risk. Promoting games that are on sale is not allowed. So you mean antivirus scans are not meant to take longer to do a scan depending on if they detect a virus or false positive or they detect nothing? The launch may have been blocked if it wanted to download something first and failed before launching the game.