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Windows 10 - 64bit.

I'm hesitant to turn off my virus checker (which I've used for years) just in case. Like I mentioned I never had trouble downloading Adrift before, even V5.0.36.3 I downloaded no trouble.
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Perhaps it didn't like V5.0.36.4 because (unlike V5.0.36.1-3) it has an installer. And because it didn't like V5.0.36.4 it has blacklisted the ADRIFT site. The previous version with an installer is V5.0.35.3 which has been around for 4 years, so antivirus-software has learned to trust V5.0.35.3. Just guessing.

Anyway, false positives are becoming more and more common, so you really need controllable antivirus-software if you are making games nowadays. Perhaps AVG is controllable(?) so you can remove adrift.co from the blacklist(?)
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Oh dear.
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I'll happily remove Adrift from the blacklist as soon as Campbell gives the all clear. :)
Denk wrote:Perhaps it didn't like V5.0.36.4 because (unlike V5.0.36.1-3) it has an installer. And because it didn't like V5.0.36.4 it has blacklisted the ADRIFT site. The previous version with an installer is V5.0.35.3 which has been around for 4 years, so antivirus-software has learned to trust V5.0.35.3. Just guessing.

Anyway, false positives are becoming more and more common, so you really need controllable antivirus-software if you are making games nowadays. Perhaps AVG is controllable(?) so you can remove adrift.co from the blacklist(?)
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That's okay. Sometimes Campbell do not answer for a long time, so I just want to give an example: You have probably still an ADRIFT version on your pc (V5.0.36.3?). You can scan it, and I guess AVG will say that it is safe. Then open a taf-file and export it as a Windows Executable. The exe-file that ADRIFT just created is regarded as infected by "gen:Variant.Bulz.46837" says BitDefender. But how can the exe-file created by a safe program be infected? It can't. It is a false positive. Luckily, I can go to quarantined files and tell BitDefender to restore the file. Anyway, I hope you get an answer from Campbell.
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Win32:Malware-gen is the term AVG uses to say it thinks the file is suspicious, but that doesn't match any known threat. I guess, because the download is (a) new, and therefore unfamiliar to the virus checkers, (b) coming from a small website which doesn't have HTTPS (because certificates cost money), and (c) is an executable which packages DLLs, a technique most likely used by viruses also, make it flag positive in various checkers.

(a) will disappear in time once the release has been around for longer and the virus software realise there is no threat. You can help here, by reporting the file as a false positive.
(b) I would like to improve if I can. I might find somewhere else to host the downloads and just link to them rather than them coming directly from http://www.adrift.co
(c) I can't really change this.
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Lumin wrote:I didn't read this entire thread so maybe it's been brought up, but trying new games (such as 1.2 of Skybreak) with the online player gives this error:

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It works fine when dismissed, at least in Skybreak's case. But with the online play being how most people are experiencing new games it's not a good look.
Apologies, I've fixed this now. I hadn't updated WebRunner with the latest patch of 5.0.36.
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*sigh* Still getting all kinds of warnings from AVG.

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I get so confused when I see people using something that's not Malwarebytes.

Just, why would anyone do that. So weird.
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NickyDude wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:06 am *sigh* Still getting all kinds of warnings from AVG.

Looks like I won't be installing ADRIFT for a while.
AVG and others all give false positives when something it does not know about in its database comes along. I've never used AVG since they merged/bought out/taken over by AVAST a few years ago. Not worth all the angst.

Just turn off AVG to allow the install and turn it back on afterwards if you must.

Personally, I just use Windows defender as according to all I have read, it does as good if not better job without all the overheads.
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I run Windows Defender & TotalAV the only one giving me the warning was the Windows Defender. I ran the new update through TotalAV and it found nothing.
So I'm pretty much ok with using the new version of Adrift.
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Just turn off AVG to allow the install and turn it back on afterwards if you must.
I do, but soon as I turn it back on it gives me loads of warnings as in my previous post.
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Hmm, I turned off AVG for the install then turned it back on and it didn't give me issues. I wonder why.
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Well, I can now longer download Adrift from this site without the anti-virus going mad. Also my hosting company are complaining about viruses, when I try and put a copy on my site.
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What differences have you made codewise between V5.0.35 and V5.0.36 Campbell? AVG had no trouble with previous versions of ADRIFT.
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