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  • 3.0 stars

    "good product, detects false positive w/ desura client"

    February 17, 2013  |   By sgt.pinback


    AV seemed to work great for the short time it was in use
    anti-spyware portion is legendary


    detects false positive w/ desura game client and could not exclude based on folder (file-only exclude, consistently detected temp files in desura game folder, only resolve was to disable / remove)


    If you use the Desura game client the AV portion will have to be disabled completely since you cannot exclude a folder and the client creates temp files when upgrading games.
    Excluding file-by-file, all in the game client install, was excruciating to deal with. Excluding the extire folder would have been an excellent option, unfortunately the AV excludes are based on file-by-file basis only :(

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  • Reply by LavasoftSupport on February 19, 2013

    Dear sgt.pinback,

    Thank you for your post, you can use any of these email contacts or ticket forms to submit the false positive name it will be removed in 24hours after being tested on our end:

    Kind regards,

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