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Discussion in 'Community Help, Questions and Guides' started by UnrealHorizon, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. UnrealHorizon

    UnrealHorizon Member

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    Morning folks, got greeted with this when I tried to save my progress in campaign this morning.

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    *update* Saved games all gone...

     
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  2. ZeroGravitas

    ZeroGravitas Breaker of Games

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    That's a new one on me.

    Could you give us a few more details about your situation? What OS you running? Did you just get the game recently?

    If it's downloaded through Steam, I can't imagine it being a genuine infection. What malware checker it that? If you're sure about the origin of your game download, then obviously just add an exception for TerraTech. I think there have been some issues with security software blocking save file writes, because it's mentioned in the dev's troubleshooting FAQ (point 10).

     
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  3. UnrealHorizon

    UnrealHorizon Member

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    Running Windows 8.1, more than enough GPU/CPU 8GB Ram and so on, it runs great. Just this one time I tried to save my anti-virus, Bit Defender, flagged it and quarantined some files, worked good but it removed my saved game file so that's all. I re-installed it anyway cause it kept looking for another save file I wasn't using anymore. I just deleted that one from the "Saves" folder. All good now. Must've just been a hiccup. And yes I used steam to download and verify the files.

    All seems to be working fine as intended now though, thank you.

     
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  4. Lord Zarnox

    Lord Zarnox Founder of the IFTTES

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    Antivirus software can do some pretty stupid things sometimes. There is a reason Norton is considered malware...

     
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  5. Galrex

    Galrex Possibilist

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    This can be a serious issue sometimes. I once get a BSOD because of this a while back in 1.0.0.2 unstable branch.

     
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  6. NotExactlyHero

    NotExactlyHero <custom_title_subtitle_[username]_display>

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    Gotta love that great grammar there...

     
  7. Zorgomol

    Zorgomol Not a Number

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    So apparently saving a temp file and then making a compressed copy into actual savegame folder got flagged as 'ransomware behavior' ... I would rather post a complaint on the antivirus author, this has very little to do with the game itself.

     
  8. GamerParrish

    GamerParrish Well-Known Member

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    Listen, one time Malwarebytes identified windows (Not just a single system 32) the whole system as a virus. It's buggy a ton

     
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  9. Lord Zarnox

    Lord Zarnox Founder of the IFTTES

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    To quote the TV tropes page Idiot Programming, in the section Threat Prevention Prevention Software:
    The entire page is worth a read, as it shows how bad programmers can really screw up.
    An entire page of bad programming examples

     
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