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    Kaspersky Internet Security Treats ModDrop as Malware

    So thought I would play Torchlight 1 again after a few years absence and noticed that there is a new Mod Manager program. Installed it and Kaspersky flipped out, declared that the program was PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic, and went into disinfect mode to undo registry changes and forced a reboot of my computer.

    So yeah, just thought you should know.

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    Re: Kaspersky Internet Security Treats ModDrop as Malware

    I will poke the guys who can fix that. I notice a lot of mod managers get falsely flagged like that. Our old manager, HotSpot, kept getting flagged no matter what I did, to the point that Google refused to let people visit our site until I deleted the thing off the server.

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    Re: Kaspersky Internet Security Treats ModDrop as Malware

    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiah View Post
    So thought I would play Torchlight 1 again after a few years absence and noticed that there is a new Mod Manager program. Installed it and Kaspersky flipped out, declared that the program was PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic, and went into disinfect mode to undo registry changes and forced a reboot of my computer.

    So yeah, just thought you should know.
    Sometimes anit-virus software gives false positives. I actually had Panda block Steam the other day and I couldn't figure out why none of my games were launching. We've seen this before but unfortunately there's not much more we can do. The software is windows certified and is up to date with the latest encryption. You'll need to tell Kaspersky it's an approved application for it to stop bugging you. Sorry for the confusion.

    Thanks for the heads up and we'll keep looking into ways to prevent this from happening in the future.

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    Re: Kaspersky Internet Security Treats ModDrop as Malware

    This is bizarre. I submitted the ModDrop installer to the Kaspersky VirusDesk website and it reported that the file was safe. But when I try to run it, Kaspersky interrupts and warns me that the "application performing dangerous activity characteristic of malware" and "Detected; PDM: Trojan.Win32.Generic." It then forces me to disinfect computer.

    I will submit a false positive report, but are you sure your installer doesn't do anything weird that might be setting Kaspersky off?

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    Re: Kaspersky Internet Security Treats ModDrop as Malware

    You can usually set folders or files as ignored in your security software. My experience is that if you are downloading a program that downloads other files (or even other programs, like modding tools (.exe files) ) they will get marked as a Trojan. Also, I like MalwareBytes' tool for scanning for malware, as a second opinion for things.

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