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A bit of an Issue.... (AVG virus software thinks the game is a Trojan)

posted by Thrak on - last edited - Viewed by 1.9K users
I was doing a passive virus scan on my machine today and it came up with this :

Trojan Horse Downloader.Zlob.UAQ in file C:\Program Files\Telltale Games\Sam and Max-Season Two\Uninstall Episode 202-Moai Better Blues.exe

Just thought you guys might want to know as the only way to get rid of it is to delete the file.
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    that link doesn't work... invalid thread specified.
  • lol that link took me to winamp :P
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    Winamp is made by Nullsoft who also make NSIS - the Nullsoft Scriptable Installer System - which is what Telltale (and many other companies) use to make their installers.
  • I just got the same pop-up from my AVG scanner, something with zlob. trojan horse, I didn't know what to do, so I 'healed' it...
  • As Seg and I said earlier, It's a false positive. There isn't actually a virus.
  • I don't remember what the website was but there was a group who did a comprehensive test on many of the anti-virus programs out there and I remembered AVG was ranked low due to coming up with a ton of false positives.

    I'd switch to something else.
  • www.avast.com ftw!

    I've been using them at home for years, and we use their pro edition on our office computers. It's pretty awesome apart from two flaws:
    1) It thinks any email with a null subject is suspicious
    2) By default, it verbally announces all updates in what is admittedly a very reassuring and confident voice.
  • tabacco;52997 said:
    www.avast.com ftw!

    I've been using them at home for years, and we use their pro edition on our office computers. It's pretty awesome apart from two flaws:
    1) It thinks any email with a null subject is suspicious
    2) By default, it verbally announces all updates in what is admittedly a very reassuring and confident voice.

    I uninstalled that right after I saw the default user interface.
  • Switch to the 'advanced' UI and there you go :)
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    Seg
    Haven't heard any more problems with AGV reporting this as viruses. I assume that AGV cleared up the error.

    @ Thark: NSIS is the Nullsoft Scriptable Installer System; Nullsoft being the company that created Winamp. Eventually they took their installer product to SourceForge so it can have a life of it's own.

    On Avast: To turn off that annoying voice, do the following:
    1) Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
    2) Click the 'Sound' tab
    3) Scroll the 'Program Events' section until you see the listing of 'avast! antivirus'.
    4) The one you want to set to 'none' is "Automatic VPS Update". Set others as you like (though I recommend you keep on any of the "... found" sounds).
    5) Click OK.
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