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Solution for Avast's Breaking Steam

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Omer Said, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    This morning, when i tried to open up Steam, my Avast Free AV gave me a warning that Steam.exe is a malware and blocked. I tried re-opening again after disabling Avast AV shields, steam gave me an error:

    And i wasn't be able to open Steam, even after registry clean-up and re-boot. Then i checked out Avast's quarantined items and found Steam dlls and crucial files there, remorselessly trapped by Avast! I restored them and Steam works fine now. I have searched for a solution this morning and saw nearly all Avast AV users have the same issue, and i thought there might be people here having the same problem. I hope not tough :D
  2. Avast knows best, eh.

    Why not switch to MS Security Essentials.
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  3. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    I read some blogs and reviews, they say MS Security Essential can't locate some malicious attacks as good as Avast. Avast has no problems other than this strangeness after all.

    Also tried AVG in the past, that was horrible for me.