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After the last Steam update, norton detects Steam, specifically DOD as a trojan, and blocks the game from opening. I can get past it if I disable norton while I play but I don't want to do that. Anyone have any ideas.

I checked the norton logs and it seems that steam creates a .tmp file upon loading in the C:\\Documents and Settings\\h00chi3\\Local Settings\\Temp\\ folder that is causing the detection.

I know I know, uninstall norton, but I just got it so it is good for a year. Any other ideas would be great. Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Try this ,

Quote:
1. Open up Internet Security Professional/Personal Firewall (right-click the icon and choose Internet Security or Firewall)
2. Click "Internet Access Control"
3. Create a rule in Internet Access Control for "Steam.exe" giving it Permit access. This allows Steam to update and do it's thing easily.
- a. Click "Add"
- b. Navigate to "Steam.exe" (located in C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\Steam.exe)
- c. To give it full permission: in the Internet Applications menu, right-click the permission level for Steam.exe and choose "Permit this application to access the Internet"
4. Create a rule in Internet Access Control for the mod's (DoD, CS) "HL.exe" giving it Permit access. This allows the individual mod to send, receive and do it's thing easily.
- a. Click "Add"
- b. Navigate to "HL.exe" (located in C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\SteamApps\\YOUR@E-MAIL\\Name of Mod\\HL.exe)
- c. To give it full permission: in the Internet Applications menu, right-click the permission level for HL.exe and choose "Permit this application to access the Internet"
5. If you want to play any other mod, you will need to create a rule for each HL.exe associated with the mod. giving it full internet access.
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by h00chi3 View Post
I know I know, uninstall norton, but I just got it so it is good for a year. Any other ideas would be great. Thanks!
Tbh you just answered your own thread.
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It is not personal firewall, I have access for that setup. I get a popup from Antivirus saying it is a trojan.
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Originally Posted by h00chi3 View Post
It is not personal firewall, I have access for that setup. I get a popup from Antivirus saying it is a trojan.

Disable Auto-Scan, can you do that?
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post #6 of 12
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I have done everything I can think of. The only thing that works is disabling auto-protect for antivirus, and then it loads. I check the Steam site and it says this is a known issue, but other then that, there is no help.
post #7 of 12
well i guess when you have a quadcore and 4 gigs of ram, you dont really have to worry about norton using up all your resources

try using avg or nod32 much less false positive..

OT: why did you go all out on your rig then get 2 gts's?
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I got the quad and mobo as a deal on tigerdirect for 500 bucks, and i had to take it. I was sticking with c2d e6600, but, that is how it goes. The dual gts's were the first thing I bought for my system before anything else.
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Why people still use norton is beyond me...
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well mate if disableing auto protect does the trick then thats ur answer. Ur not gona get any viruses whiles playing on css so just leave it disabled while you play.
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