Indie game storeFree gamesFun gamesHorror games
Game developmentAssetsComics
SalesBundles
Jobs

bitdefender blocks itch.io app

A topic by DragonWolf5589 created 62 days ago Views: 58 Replies: 2
Viewing posts 1 to 3
(1 edit)

(I hope i posted this in the right area of the forum, if not please advise and move so i know in future, as i dont often use the forum)

lately, in the past month, whenever i start the Itch app/program,  after about 5 minutes it will close itself down, and a popup from bitdefender saying "disinfecting" will come up.

Any idea what is causing this? As I have to keep adding it to the exceptions list every time bitdefender updates. it claims its a zero day attack in the Advanced threat defense (not in the antivirus definitions itself) a virus scan shows it IS clean, so its not the actual antivirus definintions itself blocking it, its the advanced threat defense thats blocking it.

it seems to happen when the itch app installs any updates, (i saw a game update happening seconds before the itch client got deleted by bitdefender). 

it downloads them, starts to install the update and then bitdefender blocks it as an "advanced attack". (it doesnt do this with steam or any other software i have on the computer, it actually took me ages to find how to add it to exceptions as it wasnt detected or quarantined as it wasnt in the antivirus section, its the first one ive ever had to add to the advanced threat defense exceptions)

hopefully if anyone else has this issue, they now know WHERE to add the exception to, i added it to the antivirus but it still blocked it, you have to add it to the advanced threat one NOT the antivirus one, but any idea why its happening? it never used to!

its another so called firewall defender that claims to do things but doesn't do anything. the reason its doing all that is because the files are not scan it will block any file no matter what. the reason steam games have no problem is because bitdefender whitelist them, meaning anything even a virues on steam can pass you firewall.

the best advice i can give you is uninstall it, there are too many "firewall defenders" that just block files that are not trust worthly with the company.

BitDefender is not a good piece of software.  GRC (Gibson Research Corporation) created a security utility called 'LeakTest' to test if a rogue program triggers outbound firewall defenses.  BitDefender failed.  Instead of fixing the problem (by implementing proper outbound traffic protection), they instead blacklisted the individual GRC LeakTest program itself.

They are a horrible trash company with trash security and garbage 'developers' that liberally plagiarize & repackage a variety of open-source code/utilities to profit without bothering to obey any licensing for GPL or otherwise.  I could provide citations here but a simple internet search will turn up what ya need.  If you still want the links then let me know.