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Offline DePhille

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Soldat.exe recognised as a Trojan - AVG FIXED
« on: May 13, 2007, 10:17:59 am »
Hi,

First of all:
There's no need to panic, Soldat.exe does NOT contain a virus. It is a mistake in the virus definitions of the NOD32 scanner.

Update:
AVG removed the specific entry from it's virus definitions. Soldat;exe should no longer be recognised as a trojan by AVG and you can safely turn on the Resident Shields again.




Symptoms:
- Soldat.exe is recognised as a trojan.
- Access denied to Soldat.exe .



Explanation:
Most anti-virus programmes use patterns to determine if a programme is a virus or not (called Virus Definitions). Soldat.exe is recognised as a trojan because it corresponds to a certain pattern in those Virus definitions. However, this does not necessarily mean that it does contain malicious code. And, as we all know, Soldat is an innocent game without malicious code.




Fixes:
A. Turn off your virus scanner. Please do not forget to turn it on again when you're done playing Soldat.
Also, if the virus scanner asks to heal Soldat or ignore it, please press ignore. By far the most virus scanners interpret 'Healing' as deleting the file. Healing Soldat.exe will thus result in having to reinstall Soldat or atleast placing a new Soldat.exe file in the Soldat folder.

B. Michal Marcinkowski or an Admin should send an(other) e-mail to NOD32 and ask if they will remove the specific entry.


NOD32 fix:
1. Click the NOD32 icon in the taskbar
2. Enter AMON
3. Click Setup
4. Go to 'Exclusives' and click on 'Add' and add your Soldat folder (usually c:\Soldat)
5. Download Soldat and install it to the folder you just added.


What virus scanners?
Currently only these virus scanners are reported to detect Soldat.exe as a trojan or virus:
- NOD32 (Recognised as NewHeur_ PE)

Grtz, DePhille
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 11:03:12 am »
Yep, I just updated my AVG to see what would happen, and sure enough I got this:

http://soldat.jrgp.org/stuff/soldat_avg.png

Is there a way to tell AVG to ignore Soldat.exe ?
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 11:06:48 am »
I disabled my AVG updates so Soldat;exe isn't recognised yet.
However, try playing with some AVG settings and let us know if and how you fixed it, I'll add it to the main post then.

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 11:43:25 am »
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 12:00:34 pm »
Hopefully Symantec Anti-Virus won't get this. I'll see what I can do with AVG aswell.
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 12:28:11 pm »
ok I got a solution without uninstalling:

1. click at the avg icon
2. click at resident shield
3. turn it off
4. start soldat
5. turn the resident shield on again

Edit: AVG, keeps giving pop-ups, so I just leave it off.. till someone has a better solution
« Last Edit: May 13, 2007, 12:33:47 pm by PQ »
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 12:33:28 pm »
Alright, can someone try this:
- Double-click on the AVG icon.
- Double-click on 'Resident Shield' in the list.
- Deselect 'Use Heuristic Analysis'.
- Click on 'Apply' or 'Ok'.
- Try opening Soldat again.

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 12:34:27 pm »
Alright, can someone try this:
- Double-click on the AVG icon.
- Double-click on 'Resident Shield' in the list.
- Deselect 'Use Heuristic Analysis'.
- Click on 'Apply' or 'Ok'.
- Try opening Soldat again.

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Doesnt work
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007, 12:35:37 pm »
Hmm, I'll update AVG when I get back within a few hours and play a little bit with the settings myself.

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 01:21:44 pm »
it wont let me play now =( even when i click ignore, i get another message

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2007, 01:43:45 pm »
it wont let me play now =( even when i click ignore, i get another message



ok I got a solution without uninstalling:

1. click at the avg icon
2. click at resident shield
3. turn it off
4. start soldat
5. turn the resident shield on again

Edit: AVG, keeps giving pop-ups, so I just leave it off.. till someone has a better solution
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2007, 02:02:16 pm »
k, it works, still gonna be such a pain in the ass though

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007, 09:03:35 pm »
I have AVG and it has recognized it as a Virus.. I uninstalled it for the time being. AVG not Soldat   ;D
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2007, 02:46:30 am »
I have AVG and it has recognized it as a Virus.. I uninstalled it for the time being. AVG not Soldat ;D
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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2007, 08:53:03 am »
to turn off resident shield worked for me...
always a bitch when AV's go haywire on files u know are okey.

u guys think we suld do a comunity event and all email AVG to see what ther reaction is?

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007, 10:59:55 am »


I didn't pay for AVG's 'services', therefore I don't 'benefit' from Resident.

Though you shouldn't be using Resident anyway. There are plenty of good quality software you should run but once a week. Though for those of you who do run AVG's RAM taxing-goodness Resident, I hope that you get this fixed. I'll participate in any community action against this. Seems like fun... :P

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007, 11:39:28 am »
Dang.  Work machine... I guess I have to go the otherway and trust AVG until Soldat is de-listed.   Commercial stuff on my machine so can't take the risk.   Bah.  I knew there would be a downside to being "out of my teens" and playing this game sooner or later.   Just when I was thinking of joining -=OLDIES=- too!

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2007, 12:02:57 pm »
Alright, I downloaded the update for AVG too and I tried playing with the AVG settings.
However, AVG is pretty stubborn (which is good for a virus scanner) so I think shutting down the Resident Shield while playing is the only option.

I'll contact FliesLikeABrick to ask if he'll send a mail. I can send one too ofcourse, but I'd rather let an administrator or Michal do it.

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2007, 01:03:44 pm »
Just use Avast. I switched from AVG to Avast a while ago and I am happy I did (esp. now). Avast is free also.

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Re: Soldat.exe recongnised as a Trojan
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2007, 04:15:21 pm »
AVG is a good antivirus, fast and light. But, like ALL antivirus, he can do something wrong, due to detection rules. I hope that Grisoft will release as soon as possible an hotfix to solve this problem...