We are investigating a reported issue where Avast Antivirus may be throwing false positives about the EVE Online launcher. If you’re an Avast user and have encountered any problems please leave details in this thread.
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Yeah same here. here is the information I can gather.
Threat name IDP.Generic
Infected File QtWebEngineProcess.exe
Original Location EVE/Launcher(This is my installation folder)
I tried to restore and add to the exception but it claims the file already exists(maybe it was restored?), my EVE Launcher shortcut no longer works also, I think it deleted the thing for the launcher, evelauncher.exe is no longer in the Launcher folder, all other files that I can recognize, including the vaulted one are here.
I now believe this was the same problem I was having all weekend;
I didn’t think to look at AVG, but this was very similar behavior, with evelauncher.exe going missing from the launcher directory. Finally got around it (after umpteen uninstall/reinstalls) by selecting “Cancel” at launcher update.
Haven’t had any issue today following the update, yet, but I had popups from Avast after the patch on Singularity on (Edit November 3rd), mainly anytime I would log off and quit for an account. It was about Exefile.exe.
Edit: I currently see Exefile.exe in the quarantine with menace “IDP.Generic”
I confirm it is currently only for the exefile.exe in the SharedCache\sisi\bin64
I did not restart the launcher since the live updtate today. Hopefully it doesn’t break my install.
I’ve had the same issue with Avast, having the Qtwebengineprocess.exe file moved to the quarantine vault. After having tried to scan it with other programs - and unable to - I decided to do a fresh install of the game.
I’ve tried it now to install the game two times in a row, a complete, fresh installation, but I can’t get it to work, the launcher simply won’t start… I’ve added a couple of exceptions to Avast, in order to facilitate the launcher to work but no luck so far. As such, I’m not sure what to do next… Any ideas? I’m running win10.
Hope this issue gets resolved soon
Thanks for the quick reply CCP Swift!
I did try and restore the file on another pc (that was having the same problem) but Avast prevented it.
After wiping the game and reinstalling the launcher - and being unable to get it to work -, I went here:
followed every step of the instructions and clearing the cache enabled the launcher to work again.
The game is now downloading. I will post another reply here to let you know if it worked or not
Shame for the people affected and good to see there’s workarounds. I hope you will keep us updated when more details emerge on why it was flagged, from a nerd perspective that would be an interesting read - assuming that it IS a false/positive and not some actual malicious code that made its way in…
According to the Avast Customer Care Team then this issue has been resolved. Please update your Avast or AVG software to the latest virus definition files.
If you have any issues restoring the EVE Launcher then please send us a technical support request, or file a technical support request with Avast or AVG, or consult the documentation with your antivirus product.