Book of Demons
JRikko 2. mars 2017 kl. 5.05
Malware Alert About "idp.generic" after closed the game!?
Antivirus--->Say "idp.generic" behaves like a malware someone else happens this. Used Avast Antivirus. False Positive?!
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Konstanty  [utvikler] 2. mars 2017 kl. 6.39 
Yup, false positive. Unless we decided to stuff the game with malware and I didn't get the memo :D

Lately, we had some issues with Norton as well. Antiviruses often mistake in-game optimizations for malware code, that's why Steam advises disabling scanners when playing.

Thank you for reporting this, we will contact avast and report this (if you have an option in your client to report false positive please do so as well).
JRikko 2. mars 2017 kl. 7.37 
Thanks for replying so fast, I will also report the false positive to avast. Great Game a lot of fun.
Face 2. mars 2017 kl. 8.37 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Konstanty:
Yup, false positive. Unless we decided to stuff the game with malware and I didn't get the memo :D

Lately, we had some issues with Norton as well. Antiviruses often mistake in-game optimizations for malware code, that's why Steam advises disabling scanners when playing.

Thank you for reporting this, we will contact avast and report this (if you have an option in your client to report false positive please do so as well).

Maybe the devs you have stuck in your basement are trying to get out a cry for help *shrug*:archduck:
Hugh 27. juni 2017 kl. 22.15 
You wouldn't tell us if you put malware in it though, would you :p
Konstanty  [utvikler] 27. juni 2017 kl. 23.42 
Fair point! Then again, there are better ways to peddle malware than working years on a computer game :-D
imagecreature 30. aug. 2019 kl. 19.25 
So just installed and got them same warning from Avast. This Thread is old and the issue is not fixed?
Konstanty  [utvikler] 31. aug. 2019 kl. 2.56 
It's not an issue, it's Avast mistaking code optimizations for malware/viruses.

With each update code changes so issues like this come and go. Submittimg every build to every antivirus company for whitelisting and waiting for them is unrealistic and would mean one update a year probably.

For that reason Steam recommends users to whitelist whole games directory.
lucifertdark 2. sep. 2019 kl. 2.27 
There are alternatives to using Windows to play games, the game runs perfectly in Linux with Proton.
DeadViper 25. nov. 2019 kl. 1.55 
Hello, I have the same problem with the virus at Planet Zoo, it crashes and when I go to support my Avast suggests Arlam help me!
Sist redigert av DeadViper; 25. nov. 2019 kl. 2.33
Opprinnelig skrevet av Konstanty:
It's not an issue, it's Avast mistaking code optimizations for malware/viruses.

With each update code changes so issues like this come and go. Submittimg every build to every antivirus company for whitelisting and waiting for them is unrealistic and would mean one update a year probably.

For that reason Steam recommends users to whitelist whole games directory.

Where exactly do steam advocate such behavior? Customers should never be forced to disable their anti-virus just to play a game. Actually, seldom is the case where a game is marked as a threat, and is unheard of in the realm of triple A games.
Konstanty  [utvikler] 26. nov. 2019 kl. 3.44 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Konstanty:
It's not an issue, it's Avast mistaking code optimizations for malware/viruses.

With each update code changes so issues like this come and go. Submittimg every build to every antivirus company for whitelisting and waiting for them is unrealistic and would mean one update a year probably.

For that reason Steam recommends users to whitelist whole games directory.

Where exactly do steam advocate such behavior? Customers should never be forced to disable their anti-virus just to play a game. Actually, seldom is the case where a game is marked as a threat, and is unheard of in the realm of triple A games.

Here (although I'm pretty sure I read this suggestion somewhere else on steam where it also explained why false positives are common in games):
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9828-SFLZ-9289

The root issue here is that c++ game engines are built for performance and robustness is correctness. This means that often they implement strange memory access/management algorithms that are misinterpreted by AV software as potentially malicious since heuristics are rather dumb. For instance, under some circumstances reading memory backward with might seem like a buffer underflow attack to the heuristic algorithm.

The only way to avoid false positives is to whitelist every single build of the game with every single AV company, a process that can take weeks. This is not feasible for an indie company that publishes fixes and updates often.
Tecnocrat 27. nov. 2019 kl. 14.15 
Avast IS a Virus
Hirnsausen 27. jan. 2020 kl. 13.16 
January 27, 2020 - AVG - IDP.GENERIC



You now also have to inform AVG AntiVirus. As of January 27, 2020, AVG blocks Steam.exe and X64Launcher, and Shootergame.exe with the same report:

Infected with IDP.GENERIC

Trusting that your servers were not hacked and that my computer did not catch any virus from any other source, I created exception rules for these three files. But even so, I have to reboot the PC now, as i cannot launch ARK again as it still runs (Steam reports upon attempt).
Sist redigert av Hirnsausen; 27. jan. 2020 kl. 13.17
Konstanty  [utvikler] 27. jan. 2020 kl. 13.40 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Hirnsausen:
You now also have to inform AVG AntiVirus. As of January 27, 2020, AVG blocks Steam.exe and X64Launcher, and Shootergame.exe with the same report:
Trusting that your servers were not hacked and that my computer did not catch any virus from any other source, I created exception rules for these three files.

None of these three exe files are related to Book of Demons, might be a virus or might be a false positive.
Hirnsausen 27. jan. 2020 kl. 14.42 
Nio, it is ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED. I accidentially opened the wrong Google Search Result. Sorry.
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