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Avast blocks games

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Posted · Original PosterOP

idk where to put this, so if a mod can move it to the right place ty :)

i have forza horizon 3 on pc, from the microsoft store, and it wont launch because of Avast antivirus.

i disable the antivirus, it still doesnt launch.

i uninstall Avast, and then i reboot the pc which fixes this problem, but i need avast on my pc :D

does anyone have a clue on how to fix this without removing avast?

 

 

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Im going to blow your mind

Anti Virus software is BS

Avast is plugged really hard by my CIS prof, and when I tried it, I had the same issue with Steam and our IDEs. (good thing that prof is leaving)

Just use Malware Bytes and don't download EXE files online

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Why in the world do you NEED avast?


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5 minutes ago, Flawizz said:

idk where to put this, so if a mod can move it to the right place ty :)

i have forza horizon 3 on pc, from the microsoft store, and it wont launch because of Avast antivirus.

i disable the antivirus, it still doesnt launch.

i uninstall Avast, and then i reboot the pc which fixes this problem, but i need avast on my pc :D

does anyone have a clue on how to fix this without removing avast?

 

 

Just use Windows Defender mixed with careful web surfing

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, jake9000 said:

Add the directory the gamefiles are in to the exclusions list: 

https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-scan-exclusions  

already done that, didnt work either

 

1 minute ago, Slottr said:

Why in the world do you NEED avast?

makes me feel safe :D

 

2 minutes ago, KING OF THE DIRTY DANS said:

Im going to blow your mind

Anti Virus software is BS

Avast is plugged really hard by my CIS prof, and when I tried it, I had the same issue with Steam and our IDEs. (good thing that prof is leaving)

Just use Malware Bytes and don't download EXE files online

can u prove it is bs? many recommend it, also im not that type of person to download cracked stuff and exe's, if i need a game il get the license for it :)

some say its not usefull, some say hackers rely on people that think antivirus like avast are bs

prove?

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1 minute ago, Flawizz said:

makes me feel safe :D

 

Get rid of it, use windows defender and malwarebytes

You won't have any problems.

Stop downloading harmful shit


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Just now, Flawizz said:

already done that, didnt work either

 

makes me feel safe :D

 

can u prove it is bs? many recommend it, also im not that type of person to download cracked stuff and exe's, if i need a game il get the license for it :)

some say its not usefull, some say hackers rely on people that think antivirus like avast are bs

prove?

To the point of BS, you could watch countless videos by SomeOrdinaryGamers (Virus Investigations) or look into the whole Office Depot scandal as of recent

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Yeaaah, plain "anti virus" are crap and not that much better than Windows defender by itself.

 

What isn't BS, is a good firewall(or security suite). Windows' "firewall" ain't going to protect you for shit against threats from infected websites, its protection is rudimentary at best, it may as well not exist.

Also, in most security suite these days, you have protections against ransomware, which can be obtained on facebook from infected friends if you're not extra paranoid about what you accept from them... or from an infected USB drive... Or many other places really.

 

Unlike the other users here, I won't recommend that Windows Defender + Malwarebyte is good enough if you're "extra careful online". 

Any website can be infected with crap, be it from bad ads or from being hacked.

It might be fine for experimented users, but the fact that you're here asking this question just goes to show that you're really not.

I'd just suggest a different security suite, give bitdefender a try, you can get a 90 days free trial on their website, of their Total Security suite.


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Avast is also known to have horrid issues with games, it isn't a good antivirus.

 

As others have said, install malwarebytes. If you ever want to download something sketchy, throw together a VM and use it as a burner. Very, very few virus' are coded to detect VM's and permeate into the host. Those that are target far more important people and organizations than you and me.


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Avast and AVG are pointless. 

 

Windows Defender + Malwarebytes + uBlock Origin works fine for me. 

 

I mention uBlock Origin here because it actually blocks a ton of pop-ups, removes a lot of banners that contain fake buttons that can send you to horrible websites, and generally lowers the amount of crap that's being loaded from a webpage. 

 

The most important thing, of course, is careful browsing. If you really must go to some fishy website, then I suggest simply loading up a virtual machine using Oracle VM Virtualbox and then using the trial version of whatever Linux distro you prefer to browse the fishy sites. 


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2 minutes ago, Giganthrax said:

The most important thing, of course, is careful browsing. If you really must go to some fishy website, then I suggest simply loading up a virtual machine using Oracle VM Virtualbox and then using the trial version of whatever Linux distro you prefer to browse the fishy sites. 

I would agree, but most virus' are coded for windows and thus running an unactivated build of Windows would be better to see what you may be dealing with.

 

That's always been my idea anyways.


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7 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

I would agree, but most virus' are coded for windows and thus running an unactivated build of Windows would be better to see what you may be dealing with.

 

That's always been my idea anyways.

He can do that as well, but I'm kinda assuming that he doesn't intend to actually be browsing these fishy websites all the time. What fishy websites are there that someone would want to be browsing every day, anyway? :P 

 

I guess he could be afraid of torrent sites, but then, I've been using the "reputable" torrent sites my whole life (3rd world country) and getting a virus that can't be stomped by Malwarebytes and Windows Defender is actually pretty difficult. 


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To be honest, I dumped Avast after I found out that it was altering security certificates which made the more recent versions of firefox not load any secure web pages plus I'd had issues with it previously blocking UWP apps and classing them as malicious.

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