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Repair.exe marked as malware by Avira

Heloise Frankfurter
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2015-02-21 19:05:42 UTC
This is just as an FYI. Avira's threat analysis of softpulse doesn't sound all that bad, but the description of it "calls other webpages" sounds like the launcher?

Anyway located:

C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\EVE\repair.exe
[DETECTION] Contains patterns of software PUA/Softpulse.Gen

AVG doesn't report the issue, nor does MSE or Malwarebytes. On my machine anyway.
Nepia Ornulf
#2 - 2015-02-21 19:16:14 UTC
same issue here. most likely just a wrong detection.
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2015-02-21 20:13:35 UTC
Same thing just popped up for me.
Animus Jackson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2015-02-21 20:20:27 UTC
Same here. Here is a description of the softpulse.gen from another website.

PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen is a threat detected by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and several Antivirus or Anti-Malware software vendors. This PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen threat is classified as PUP a Potentially Unwanted Program because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your computer system. PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen is not a virus but it does act like one. PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen is adware which is bundled using custom installers and dropped on your computer during the installation process. Most users have no idea how this PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen threat is installed on there computer and what it is, until their Antivirus or Anti-Malware software detects it as a malicious threat or virus. Follow our instruction to remove this PUP.Optional.SoftPulse.gen threat from your computer.

Is CCP installing adware now? Not making enough from subscriptions?
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2015-02-21 20:35:49 UTC
same here!
Circulus Exousias
#6 - 2015-02-21 22:09:30 UTC
I just got the same notice. Could a Dev comment on this?
paxilexifixi Isu
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2015-02-21 22:34:57 UTC
same here
i deleted the file for now until some information from devs comes
Stalker ofeveryone
#8 - 2015-02-22 05:09:52 UTC
I also got the same popup, I use Avira.
Lazy Brothers Inc
#9 - 2015-02-22 05:57:15 UTC
Avira issued the same alert to me.
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2015-02-22 07:58:27 UTC
Got the same alert 2/22/2015 2:35:14am est
Melrian Ronda
Caldari State
#11 - 2015-02-22 09:47:18 UTC
Same security warning on my system.
Captain Jack Geary
Goonswarm Federation
#12 - 2015-02-22 11:49:39 UTC
Avira reported same warning on my system as well, first time anything has been flagged related to EVE. Would be appreciated if we could get a comment from CCP regarding changes in the last update which must be causing this.
Would be interesting to know if any other anti-virus software are picking up on this, otherwise maybe this is a problem with Avira?
Eva Riftwater
The Lair in Space
#13 - 2015-02-22 12:34:47 UTC
Same here
glad i am not the only one :) eve Forum is the best forum
Alex Rackham
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2015-02-22 13:07:34 UTC
I too have received this warning. I will take no action as of right now until further notice as I am on a Mac and this is a Windows platform curiosity. Fortunately Avira has quarantined it automatically.
Deti Lejtenanta Schmidta
#15 - 2015-02-22 17:07:40 UTC
Just got the same warning as all others. Avira here, too.
Ragnar STS
Arcane Odyssey
Electus Matari
#16 - 2015-02-23 14:41:59 UTC
Most likely a false positive. I'm ignoring mine.
Agent Unknown
Caldari State
#17 - 2015-02-23 15:08:20 UTC
Considering the exe hasn't been modified since 2011, it's safe to say that it's a false positive. PUA detections can be like that on occasion.
So you want to be a Hero
#18 - 2015-02-23 15:12:24 UTC
same here:

repair. exe


(PUA means potentially unwanted application by Ariva)

Rescan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to be sure imho, else it's a misread or CCPgames did something wrong.

Eve online is :

A) mining simulator B) glorified chatroom C) spreadsheets online

D) CCP Games Pay to Win at skill leveling, with instant gratification

Animus Jackson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2015-02-25 23:58:37 UTC
If it was an error you'd think they'd mention it right away, especially since there is a thread about it. Delete it. I did.