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Old 16-11-2008, 01:20 AM   #1

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Default Virus in Cannon Fodder?

So I just tried to download Cannon Fodder from here, and as it finished downloading my virus scanner informed me that it had a virus:


And that it was a virus/worm named PS/MPC-gen3. Is that meant to be there?
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Old 16-11-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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Not this again. Okay, I'm gonna post some quotes:

Originally Posted by arand View Post
I am using F-secure (Anti-Virus for Workstations 7.00 build 220) and according to it Cannon Fodder is clean, it might be a false positive. However, leave it untill you are completely sure. You could try some different AV scanners to find out if it might be a false alarm, for example you could test it on kaspersky's online scanner: http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

This is actually mentioned in the cannon fodder thread, so you might want ot read that too, not really any clear answers though, but it seems it's only Avast! that complains of it.

- Arand
Originally Posted by Scatty View Post
That's ok, it seems that some EXE's of older games occasionally become wrongly reported by single antivirus programs as viruses. I have the same thing happening all the time with Avira's Antivir and Dungeon Keeper Gold - the world editor for creating own levels is reported as being some WIN95/INACTIVE virus or something, and of course it isn't.
Just ignore the warning, there's definitely no virus in any game you get from Abandonia.
Originally Posted by David86 View Post
All games on Abandonia are virus-free.
The same thing happened to me with an old antivirus called "Pc Cillin" when I was playing Metal Slug.
What AV scanner did you use? Was it Avast?
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Old 16-11-2008, 06:29 AM   #3

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It was Avast as it happens. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'd seen a few posts about abandonia being virus-free and I trusted the claim, but I thought maybe better to be safe than sorry. Nostalgia with Cannon Fodder here I come. :bleh:
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