Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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KillahInstinct Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:54am
Avast marking CSGO as a virus?
After the most recent update (today, 24th november 2014) Avast seems to be marking CSGO incorrectly as a virus, yet again. It's the only anti-virus to do this, and incorrect.

Symptom: The CSGO.exe file is removed

Fixes:
1) You can try validating the game cache file.
2) You can add CSGO.exe to the exception list before doing step above so the file is re-added.

For more detailed step by step instruction see here.


Edit by Spawn of Totoro:
Looks like someone posted about it in the Avast forums already[forum.avast.com].
Also, Report[www.avast.com] false positives to Avast!:

----- GERMAN / DEUTSCH -----
CS:GO wird fälschlicherweise von Avast als Virus markiert?

Seit dem letzen Update scheint Avast CS:GO erneut also Virus zu markieren. Es ist das einzige Anti-Virus-Programm, was dies leider fälschlicherweise tut.

Symptom: CSGO.exe wurde entfernt

Lösungen:
1.) Sie können versuchen, die Game Cache Files (GCF) zu verifizieren.
2.) Sie können, bevor Sie den obigen Schritt durchführen, "CS:GO.exe" zur Ausnahmenliste hinzufügen, sodass die entsprechende Datei wieder hinzugefügt wird.
Last edited by KillahInstinct; Nov 24, 2014 @ 12:08pm
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Akymo Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:27pm 
AVG Antivirus says Csgo is a threat/virus
Wtf i just tried to launch Csgo and AVG antivirus popped up saying it was a threat "general behavioral detection" and wanted it removed from my disk.

Object name \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe

like seriously??

anyone else had this experience??

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Other ppl who got same issue...
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2689623
Last edited by Akymo; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:27am
Kagamine Rin Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:28pm 
False positive
Akymo Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:36pm 
Not gonna hate on csgo but on avg antivirus seriously if this ♥♥♥♥ continue to interfare with my gaming im gonna remove the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ antivirus program and get some other. like srsly is it stupid why the ♥♥♥♥ does it think csgo is a threat?

just wanna know, will this "threat alarm" and that i put csgo in "exception list" in avg antivirus make me getting banned in csgo when i play competitive so servers think i use hack or something??
SpookyScarySkeletons Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:50pm 
just add it to your trust list lol
Satoru Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:52pm 
Use Microsoft Security Essentials

AVG has way too many false positives
-FwG- ^ speed Feb 10, 2014 @ 7:04pm 
AVG is crap. use avast
Grizzledorf Feb 10, 2014 @ 7:19pm 
Originally posted by -FwG- ^ speed:
AVG is crap. use avast

+1

avg seems to give false positives too often in my past experience. i been using avast and it works great.
boneknocker Feb 10, 2014 @ 9:28pm 
funny i found some malwares (for me i found 12 of malwares) come with a small patch that follow a capsule update. they can't be detect by avast but by malwarebytes and windows defender. fake them self as a dot net file and cause cpu run 50% all the time. lucky, they still can remove by malwarebytes and windows defender.
Last edited by boneknocker; Feb 10, 2014 @ 9:29pm
-FwG- ^ speed Feb 10, 2014 @ 10:56pm 
Avast is not really for malware. that where malware bytes comes in. if you run a 3 tear protection on Avast, MB, and Spybot S&D it will catch anything out there and will not mess with games
Satoru Feb 10, 2014 @ 11:13pm 
Originally posted by boneknocker:
funny i found some malwares (for me i found 12 of malwares) come with a small patch that follow a capsule update. they can't be detect by avast but by malwarebytes and windows defender. fake them self as a dot net file and cause cpu run 50% all the time. lucky, they still can remove by malwarebytes and windows defender.

There is no malware in the Steam updates.
Akymo Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:15am 
Originally posted by .ZeRo|*Overlord Grizzledorf*:
Originally posted by -FwG- ^ speed:
AVG is crap. use avast

+1

avg seems to give false positives too often in my past experience. i been using avast and it works great.

i will try avast out. is it free?

funny after i added csgo to my exceptions list in avg it says also that the state of csgo.exe was "healed" , what the ♥♥♥♥ does it mean with healed??!?! like it was ever infected in the first place...
Jesus Christ Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:17am 
get nod32 4. Dont get 5-6 useless.....get the older version and its a bomb, it senses what it should be not too many aberattions.
Last edited by Jesus Christ; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:17am
kabalmeister Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:19am 
Who the f.ck uses AVG tho...
Last edited by kabalmeister; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:19am
Defence Mech Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:57am 
(Never tell what Anti Virus your're using, there must be hackers out there. shshs)

And you don't have to pay for every software you use, i'm sure you can find the cd keys out there...pirate the ♥♥♥♥ of it
Last edited by Defence Mech; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:57am
MalBoY Feb 11, 2014 @ 6:24am 
Originally posted by Twiѕтer ☆:
Wtf i just tried to launch Csgo and AVG antivirus popped up saying it was a threat "general behavioral detection" and wanted it removed from my disk.

Object name \Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe

like seriously??

anyone else had this experience??

-------
Other ppl who got same issue...
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2689623

I have avg 2014 and my anti virus dont think cs go is virus, youhave maybe downloaded something from a server or something
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