TESV.exe (Skryim), a false positive being identified as a threat?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Supersnake, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. Supersnake

    Supersnake Registered Member

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    TESV.exe is being identified as a threat today.
    Threat: probably unknown CRYPT.WIN32 virus

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    It's the executable for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim computer game, was no problem for past two months. Will handle it as a false positive and list it as an exclusion until told otherwise.

    NOD AV 5.0.95.0
    Def: 6820

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    Update
    1. Have submitted detected file to ESET per post #3 below.
    2. Have confirmed that update 6821 fixed the issue.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  2. jmc777

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  3. Marcos

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    Please submit detected files to ESET as per the instructions here even if they are not be detected with update 6821 any more. Steam must have made an update which is suspicious enough to be detected by the old heuristics so even versions from 2003 detect it.
     
  4. jmc777

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    The Skyrim exe hasn't been updated since the 20th of December.

    Edit: Someone on the Steam forums said that definition update 6821 fixed the false positives.
     
  5. Marcos

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    Yes but the thing was heuristic detections have been disabled until recently which explains it. The detection is nothing new, as I wrote even versions from 2003 detected it.
     
  6. Marcos

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    Could somebody reply in their forum and explain that it was no new detection / FP and that the files were detected even with > 10 year-old updates? Or simply post there a link to this forum for those who seek more information about it.
     
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