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GSC12 .exe virus notifcation

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Jake Adams, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Jake Adams

    Jake Adams
    Premium Member

    I start up my comp today and AVG say GSC exe has a Trojian.
    It wants to put the file in the vault. WTF man
    Anyone else get this today? It was working great yesterday

    EDITED INFORMATION BY REIZA: We´re contacting the companies responsible for Norton, Avira, Avast, McAfee and AVG to get the files whitelisted ASAP.

    These are false positive reports and neither the GSC installer, GSC.exe or GSC Dedicated.exe pose any kind of security issue to your system. However the fact that it is triggering false positives is an issue in itself, and that´s what we´re working on resolving.

    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
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  2. Had the same problem yesterday also suddenly with AVG.
    Just allowed it and it was oke.
  3. Jake Adams

    Jake Adams
    Premium Member

    I had to go into AVG and select the exe as an exemption. Works now. But why all of a sudden did this happen?
  4. Was there an AVG update perhaps?
  5. Maybe someone reported it as Trojan so they probably added in their update.
  6. It also happens on AVAST.
  7. Patrick Giranthon

    Patrick Giranthon
    Premium Member

    Yes, 3 poeple at SRE couldn't launch GSC because of the avast update.
  8. i know reiza studios have contacted various anti-virus companys about this, not sure what is gonna happen.
  9. Right, so I wasn't the only one. And all on the same day too. How unusual...
  10. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    I had this with GFI''s Vipre Internet Security. It only cropped up on execution, and I simply told the program to restore it (from Quarantine), and ignore it.

    I also reported the false positive to the Company. In this case it was reported as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT, a common positive in virus checkers, and more often than not, a groundless positive
  11. I got the same problem with AVAST. No solution yet. Put GSC.EXE on exception and did not work.
  12. I'm also using Avast free,today happened to me as well, but i put the Whole GSC folder into the exclusion list and it's working fine now. avast.JPG
  13. Emerson Meyer

    Emerson Meyer
    Keep Fighting Premium Member

    The same with Avira
  14. Symantec Endpoint Protection also reacts on the exe files, both in 2011 and 2012 version.
  15. Didn't you hear? GSC put spyware into the exe files so they can gain access to your computer and steal your porn.

    Yeah, PCTools Spyware Doctor and AntiVirus detects it too. Later after I "allowed" the files it told me that the infection had spread, which seemed very strange. Anyway, they need to fix their exe files and re-release them, because every known Antivirus program on the market is detecting the exe's as being a Trojan virus, which is not good. Not good at all. If it's not a Trojan virus, then why is it being detected as such? I shouldn't have to go to some other forum post and read all about why this is happening, so please don't ask me to do so.
  16. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    ..... and this thread just informs Alex from Reiza Studios, which virus checkers are responding with false positives to the 2012 gsc.exe.

    Nobody thinks they have a virus .....:cautious:
  17. False positives in free AVs arent exactly uncommon, although I understand that some paid AVs are also doing this now.

    Just for the record, my Eset Security Suite is not detecting anything bad with the .exe
  18. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Microsoft Security Essentials works fine as well :)
  19. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    Norton does it too. Fairly easy to add exceptions in and stop it scanning that file though