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GTA5.EXE detected by MB as a trojan??

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As the title says MalwareBytes detected GTA5.EXE as a trojan.Im confused by this because i validated the game files and it says its a legtimate game on steam AND i ran a full scan and no threats were found.one thing that confused me was that the action was classified as "Blocked website" when its clearly the application files thats the potential problem here.What scares me the most about this is that after the "website" was blocked i got a bsod after called Kernel security check error,Now i dont know much about computers but im sure that Malwarebytes probably didnt cause it.To anyone who sees this thread please help as i dont know wether it actually blocked a dangerous website or not.

P.S:the "Website" had no domain either and it seems it was connected somewhere in new york/new jersey where i live.

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Could you post the detection log from Malwarebytes so the researchers can check if the particular block is still valid.


As for why Malwarebytes blocks Steam and other games, this is because Steam is Torrent based software, are what are known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications meaning it connects to many different servers/IP addresses (this is how files are downloaded through Torrent based software) and because of this, sometimes Torrent based software will connect to a server that is also known for hosting malicious content.  This is because servers/IP addresses are often shared by multiple sites, so while what you are Playing/downloading through Torrent based software may be perfectly safe, some of the sites hosted on some of the IP addresses that Torrent based software connects to may be malicious.  Such connections are not a threat however, and you may exclude Torrent based software from the Web Protection component in Malwarebytes to stop the blocks from happening without compromising your protection (your web browser and other critical web facing programs will still be fully protected from malicious websites and other malicious content).  To do so, add the game exe to your exclusions using the method described under the Exclude an Application that Connects to the Internet section of this support article.

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Thanks for the response,Also could it be possible that tthe detection could of caused the BSOD? Thanks in advance :)

-Log Details-
Protection Event Date: 9/15/20
Protection Event Time: 12:03 PM
Log File: 197b782e-f786-11ea-b1c1-b418d1ea0644.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.1036
Update Package Version: 1.0.29877
License: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: System

-Blocked Website Details-
Malicious Website: 1
, C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\GTA5.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0, , 

-Website Data-
Category: Trojan
IP Address:
Port: 6672
Type: Outbound
File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\GTA5.exe


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57 minutes ago, PablitoJimmenez said:

License: Trial

Are you planning to purchase the paid version? If not when it reverts to free you wont see the alerts because you will not have protection anymore.

58 minutes ago, PablitoJimmenez said:

Also could it be possible that tthe detection could of caused the BSOD?

That would something for another section of the forum to diagnose.

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