So called "Virusprotection" bullguard is blocking armory for some reason

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#1

Hello,
Yesterday i started with Armory Playground and templates, my Virusprotection, Bullguard, gave a warning and placed blender.exe in quarantaine. Does anybody had such problems, what to think about it?

Regards,
Rob

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#2

Hey there,
Armory is open-source project, no one would make a malware an open-source product.

As you say, it is placing blender.exe in quarantaine, as blender.exe is not armory product and hence has nothing to do with armory. So, maybe ask in some forums that is related to blender directly why your virus protector blocking blender.

As being said no open-source project would be malware, assuming you downloaded blender from here https://www.blender.org/download/ or from here https://armory.itch.io/armory3d, it is safe to put blender.exe in ignore list of your virus protector

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#3

Avira reported a file of Armory, Krafitti.exe as well and puts it in quarantine. Marked it as exception and never had any problems.

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#4

(IMHO …) Save yourself some trouble and get rid of(!) so-called “virus protection” altogether. Make damn sure that you’re using your computer as an “ordinary,” not an “administrative” user, and that you can’t gain super-powers. Have backup software that runs continuously. Use only digitally-signed software from known sources. Always(!) use “ad blockers,” since Internet advertisements are probably the #1 way in which malicious software can be deployed.

Ironically, “virus protection” software is often a vector for proliferation(!) of malware, precisely because it is “highly invasive” software which has access to everything so that it can look at everything. It’s heavily-promoted to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, but in my long experience it does no good and you are much better off without it.

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#5

Uh oh, neither Kha’s tools nor the Haxe compiler are properly, digitally signed but you all have my allowance to use them nonetheless.

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