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Thread: New update on FM12 and my anti-virus picks up a virus and it won't fully load from steam

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    Default New update on FM12 and my anti-virus picks up a virus and it won't fully load from steam

    why am i getting a virus?
    Last edited by SCIAG; 08-03-2012 at 18:27.

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    Are you sure it's FM?

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    Can you upload the image to photobucket or similar please, some of the adverts on the website you chose are a bit dubious.

    Though you might not need to upload them again really. You're not actually getting a virus, it's just that a lot of anti virus programs mistake Steam's behaviour for the behaviour of a computer virus. False positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIAG View Post
    Can you upload the image to photobucket or similar please, some of the adverts on the website you chose are a bit dubious.

    Though you might not need to upload them again really. You're not actually getting a virus, it's just that a lot of anti virus programs mistake Steam's behaviour for the behaviour of a computer virus. False positive.
    My apologies, yes i will.
    Last edited by Davey Boy; 08-03-2012 at 18:49.

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    it's clearly not a virus, I suggest closing your anti virus until the update has finished downloading

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    You should also set up your anti virus software so that when its scanning it ignores the fm & steam folders which I think would help.

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    I use avast and had something similar a while back, steam seems to generate 'false positives.' That or its the work of the devil as some would suggest

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    bad antivirus program.

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    Cant imagine it is a true virus as we would all have heard about it- as was said above, some antivirus applications can pick up the wrong signals from a programme and this looks like one of those.

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