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Compiled game being quarantined as virus?
« on: 05 Apr 2019, 14:13 »
When I compile my game and then try and run it, its says it is SONAR.ProcHijack!g45 virus and has bee quarantined and i need to restart my PC.

Didn't do this a couple of months back, but I have extended my game since then with new rooms and puzzles etc but no idea where this has come from or how to remove it?

Re: Compiled game being quarantined as virus?
« Reply #1 on: 05 Apr 2019, 14:15 »
Category: Application Heuristic
Downloaded by: c:\windows\explorer.exe
Product version: 3.4.1.15
Hash: 884B040BB6686AD79868D410E7EDDDE161B97D5 86113146F0702281AA453A819
Status: Infected
Scan type: SONAR
SONAR risk level: High
SONAR Confidence level: High

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/detected_writeup.jsp?name=SONAR.ProcHijack%21g45&vid=4294925180

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Re: Compiled game being quarantined as virus?
« Reply #2 on: 07 Apr 2019, 23:34 »
The AGS engine sometimes causes a false positive with some Antivirus software. This is a known issue and somewhat difficult to fix permanently.
Extending your game doesn't matter; the engine is in the first 2.5 MB of your game exe and how many more MB of game data are after that doesn't matter.