01-13-2011 06:36 AM
Norton AntiVirus 2011 Auto-Protect is deleting legit games. Though, I acquired my games through torrent websites, they're all legit as my other laptop with Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 doesn't report anything about that. They are cracked games, means the original file is replaced by a file that accesses it's resources through the original file. the original file is stored in.BAK files. And I'm 101% sure this is a Norton Antivirus 2011 false-positive. I can confirm it is legit because -
1. The modified executable does not start without the .BAK file.
2. The game actually starts, I can play it.
OK, I want that Norton doesn't auto-delete it, and I can make an exception for it.
If there is no way, I not going to be a Norton Customer, when my subscription expires in 2011 H1
01-13-2011 06:52 AM
Legal vs safe for your computer are two different things.
If you are absolutely sure the program is "safe" then you can add it to "Items to Exclude from Auto-Protect and SONAR Detection" and "Items to Exclude from Scans". Both are in Settings > Computer Settings.