Many people have gotten messages from their antivirus about a virus/trojan after updating or installing Insurgency.This virus is a false positive and will not harm your computer.
In other words, there is no
Some steam games are known to have problems with antivirus software such as Norton, McAfee, and NOD32. Read more here:https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6057-YLBN-1660https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4361-MVDP-3638
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Need to fix this?
Open your antivirus and make an exception for Insurgency (Insurgency.exe).
You may need to do the same for your firewall.
Every antivirus has different steps to do this, but a simple google search will do.
Here are some quick links on how to add exceptions:
1) Open up norton
2) Click advanced
3) Then quarantine (under computer protection)
4) Then restore insurgence.exe
Microsoft Security Essentials: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_scanning/how-do-i-exclude-certain-files-folders-and/0867c974-cf19-460d-a75d-e35f283d4ad3
Windows Defender: http://www.wikihow.com/Add-Exceptions-to-Windows-8-Firewall
Why dont the developers just contact the antivirus companies?
There is a very nice article about how false positives cause trouble to small developers, you can read that here: http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/05/17/antivirus-companies-cause-a-big-headache-to-small-developers/
If you look into the Web sites of some Antivirus companies, you'll easily find a large "Buy Now" button, but you probably won't find any "Report About False Positive" link. Antivirus companies always want to make more sells, but they don't really care about false positives in their products. They usually hide the option to report about false alert very deep in their Web site, and some of them gives "False Positive" support only for users that purchased their product.
Even when I find the method to report about a false alert, deeply in their Web site, most of the companies don't answer the requests at all or simply send an automatic message, saying that the sample that I sent is infected. In some cases, The Antivirus company fix the false alert problem in their next update, but without admitting that they had a false positive, and without sending any apology to me, as a developer.
False Positives usually come back: Even when Antivirus company finally fix a false positive, it's just a matter of time, until the false positive returns again, with a new Virus/Trojan name.
My 2 cents?
Use Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender (for Windows 8 and 8.1). These two antiviruses are completely free, work perfectly, and are easy to use. They are also provided by Microsoft, so they are very trustworthy. I have not had a single problem with steam games or viruses.
I hope this helped!