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dalbozofgurth Oct 31, 2016 @ 4:16pm
Latest GMS Patch triggering false virus positives with some anti virus
YoYo Games, you need to fix this. It freaked me out and caused me to go through my entire system today when a friend's coppy of Avast and virustotal.com went PING with false positives. One of my IT friends who keeps fresh installs decided to make a few fake games with game maker. All of them triggered the same virus.

He checked with a virgin operating system. Same triggers.

False positives are NOT cool. Fix whatever is doing this.

Using VirusTotal.com all GMS programs seem to be triggering these false positives with a windows native :

Baidu Win32.Trojan.WisdomEyes.16070401.9500.9812 20161031
Jiangmin TrojanDownloader.AutoIt.avn 20161031

All other 55 virus programs CLEARED my program.

This is upsetting to have to go thhrough this. Please fix these false positives.
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Daynar Oct 31, 2016 @ 4:33pm 
As far as I am aware the antivirus provider must fix false positives especially when most other providers don't flag it as malicious.
dalbozofgurth Oct 31, 2016 @ 6:57pm 
Originally posted by Daynar:
As far as I am aware the antivirus provider must fix false positives especially when most other providers don't flag it as malicious.
The first priority of a developer is to make sure they aren't triggering false positives with broken code and broken compiles.

Most false positives are a result of bad programming and optimization.

The second priority of the developer is to communicate potential false psoitives to the anti virus utilities. It's clear YOYOGames isn't doing the basics they need to do to make sure those who use their product don't face massive issues like this.

If YYG refuses to fix this, then they may be breaking their agreement with Steam for sale.

The fact is previous Windows 7 compiles I've done before the last month didn't trigger false positives. Now I have confirmation that this is now a thing with the compiler since the last compile I made in the Summer. With all of the broken issues in the last couple of updates, this reeks of an issue in thecompiler producing potentially unstable executables. This is a problem with YYG, not with the anti virus. YYG needs to undo this broken aspect of their compiler.
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Date Posted: Oct 31, 2016 @ 4:16pm
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