Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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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Rayden☆✪ 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 Rayden☆✪; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:27am
Kagamine Rin Feb 10, 2014 @ 5:28pm 
False positive
Rayden☆✪ 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??
Deatherino 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.
Rayden☆✪ 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...
Яage 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 Яage; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:17am
hansol Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:19am 
Who the f.ck uses AVG tho...
Last edited by hansol; Feb 11, 2014 @ 4:19am
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
Rayden☆✪ Feb 11, 2014 @ 10:51am 
Originally posted by MalBoY:
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

Nah man i only downloaded a new browser thats all
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