Virus embeded inside Starmade resource folder.

    Jul 21, 2018
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    Heya guys!
    Today I had literal jumpscare when I tried to log in into game.
    Suddenly without any notice launcher was prepped to download an update. So I clicked it and update download went smootly (also I didn't noticed any information about one). What happened next was strange: Avast antivirus has detected "idp.alexa53" as a virus and blocked it. So I resterted computer, copied blueprints, deleted Starmade and reinstalled it.

    Again I tried to log in only to my surprise Avast AGAIN catched that and other file "atom.asar" is an virus.

    So... I uninstalled it again. Now I'm really scared to even install game once again. I'm not computer specialist so I don't really understand how each file extensions means, but I had bad memories of viruses from the past.
    So can someone explain is it Avast an problem or someone just hacked onto game Update service and infected game files with dangerous files.
    Sep 29, 2013
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    idp.alexa53 can be a false positive. It depends on how up to date your antivirus is. It just means the antivirus has flagged a file as being suspicious even if the file itself is legit.


    Alpha is not an excuse
    Jan 3, 2016
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    It's Avast being shit and detecting them as false positives most likely. Can't seem to find them in my install of the game to check, so i'm guessing they're for the linux version only.
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