Should you experience a problem with Football Manager™ 2017 at any time, the first plan of action should be to consult the Sports Interactive community forums at http://community.sigames.com/ where a member of the FM Team may be able to help you further.
Important Information regarding Anti-Virus Software and Football Manager™ Files
Please note that due to the nature of Football Manager™’s files changing and updating during play, some anti-virus software can unfortunately flag these as dangerous files and by acting on them, can make your saved game corrupt or unplayable, or ruin some in-game data.
It is recommended that you configure your anti-virus software to exclude all Sports Interactive folders from its scan. Please refer to your anti-virus software for information on how to do this. Alternatively, you can simply choose not to run a scan whilst Football Manager™ is loaded.
Following this advice should ensure your Football Manager™ experience suffers no issues on the part of anti-virus software.