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I should also mention that using free AV software is better than not having any at all, it is still better in my opinion to purchase a subscription as these "paid" subscriptions are what drive the industries virus definitions support. Meaning... your free AV software is getting its virus definitions from companies that charge for subscriptions (no names).

Hope that helps.
Ummmm welcome to OCN? And paid is not better, in fact, most every paid AV I have used is inferior to the free one's....
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Upload the file to http://www.virustotal.com/
If it comes back clean add it to your exceptions.
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Now to answer your question, Antivirus programs are created by definition to find software vulnerabilities. When you install games and programs that are not legit, you typically need a key generator or "like" software. The AV programs find this software and mark it as a vulnerability, which in return raise all your warning flags. THis is why your AV is telling you that the game is a virus... since it isn't a legit version, the key generator included in the download is what is recognized as the culprit.
Actually AVs are designed to scan signatures and will use advance heuristics to monitor a process behaviour. If it got similiar behaviour to malware it will flag it as suspicious. Its not there to stop exploits coz exploit is a software program that takes advantage of a bug, defect or glitch in another software program so that it executes in a way that the original writer did not intend. Usually this is done for malicious purposes.
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AVG's bad about false positives. Avast! and MBAM are too, but AVG moreso.

More than likely, even if you did pirate it(which I know you said you didn't, and I believe you), it's fine.

If you get a virus from installing an .exe, you're going to probably be seeing a massive infection, not 2 files from 2 different games.

IIRC I had this issue aswell when I reinstalled Psychonauts awhile back. It had something to do w/ DRM i think, could be way off here tho.

edit: now I feel like a doof for A. not checking the thread date, and B. not reading the whole thread...
Edited by DesertRat - 5/13/11 at 11:52pm
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PUNKBUSTER ----->malware. ROOTKIT!!!
warden client. Gets downloaded on the fly from Blizzard's servers, and it runs about every 15 seconds. -------->Spyware. The warden then uses the GetWindowTextA function to read the window text in the titlebar of every window. These are windows that are not in the WoW process, but any program running on your computer.
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