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Curiosus Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:24pm
[UPDATE: resolved, safe] Kaspersky is detecting the home executable as a trojan
Its just spitting up a heuristic generic trojan result so that probably means its a false positive (may well be the exe name). Can you please contact kaspersky about this.
Last edited by Lestrade; Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:54pm
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saidean Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:25am 
I confirm the same problem on my side. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (13.0.0.3370) detected "Active Malware": HEUR: Trojan.Win32.Generic from steamapps\common\Home/home-win-eng.exe. Please check if this is indeed malware or a false positive. home-win-eng: 97.5MB, Created 10/21/2012 12:46:49AM, Modified 11/11/2012 11:52:18PM.
Lestrade  [developer] Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:32am 
Hi guys, thanks for noting this. A few cases of this popped up this week, so this is definitely a new and odd development.

I am contacting Kaspersky to see what we can do. I've also contact Steam to see if there's anything on their end that can be done.

For the record: did anyone play Home before this, and is this the first time this has happened?
Last edited by Lestrade; Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:37am
Lestrade  [developer] Dec 7, 2012 @ 7:43am 
UPDATE: I spoke to Kaspersky, and have sent them the file for review. I'll update again as soon as I hear back.

In the meantime, if you do not feel safe running the Home EXE, I totally understand. I have not been able to duplicate any errors with other virus-scanning software, and believe that all is well, but I will officially confirm once I hear back.
Popcorn Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:51am 
Same thing for me. All though after hearing this game is terrible, I might have second thoughts anyway. Perhaps Kaspersky just thinks the game is so bad it must be a trojan, and is trying to save me from playing it. Why couldn't it have done this when I played Mass Effect 3?...

Anyway. I highly doubt there would be anything truly malicious about the game, or else there would be other discussions about how "this game has infected my computer", and "how could Steam let this happen?".

I bet it has something to do with the particular file being called "home-win-eng", specifically the "home-win" bit, that would sound like something a hacker would name to sound inconspicous.
Lestrade  [developer] Dec 8, 2012 @ 12:49pm 
UPDATE: I have spoken with Kaspersky and they have confirmed that this is a false detection. Their next update will reflect this. Thanks, everyone, for bringing this to my attention.
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