Hmmm, that's strange. To my knowledge, the game should only be touching or creating files inside of the actual game directory (the one that the executable is in).
At launch, the game tries to make sure you have a file "settings.json" in the main game folder, and if there isn't one, it creates it.
Could be tricky to do, but could you send me screenshots of your antivirus report? or copies of those files that it's flagging somehow and email them over to me (email@example.com). And could you send me the full path of the file that the AV is flagging?