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Virus in download file?

Post by WilliW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:30 am

I am having a problem downloading theWindows zip for 0.15.21 - Kaspersky finds a virus signature in a javascript file:
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Is this a known problem? I can't find anything in the forums.

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Re: Virus in download file?

Post by solntcev » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Looks like false-positive, and even if it is not, this is just documentation bundled with game, it is not executed unless you go in game folder and open api documentation html file.

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Re: Virus in download file?

Post by WilliW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:16 pm

Of course it's a false positive. The problem is not that I am afraid of a virus but that Kaspersky does not allow me to download the zip, and I am not an admin on that machine. I have found a way around it, but I thought it might be of interest anyway.

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Re: Virus in download file?

Post by WilliW » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:47 pm

It is a little javascript with 15 lines of innocent code. I submitted it to Kaspersky VirusDesk as a false positive. Not much more one can do I suppose.

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