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I was casually playing GTA Online in a public Rockstar server and suddenly malwarebytes told me that it blocked a trojan. Should I stop playing GTA Online? What's going on?? Can hackers in GTA Online infect my with trojan??

Can someone seriously explain what's going on here? Is this a false detection? Are we not safe even when playing online games?

 

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Hello,

So that IP that is shown in your log is blocked because there's a Linux threat directly on it. More info here: ==> https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/acc91fb7506c566f6074297dd5f839cccbd5dc6fceeda64a9866eff4dbd10b9e/detection

It's not a false positive but I don't imagine it is preventing you from playing the game is it? Is it just the alerts that show up during playing it?

I can't answer your other questions as I don't know. I think @Porthos mentioned why these threats sometimes show up with Steam (?) games.

Hope this somewhat helps.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, thisisu said:

I think @Porthos mentioned why these threats sometimes show up with Steam (?) games.

Hope this somewhat helps.

As for why Malwarebytes blocks Steam and other games, this is because these games are 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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It only happened once and it didn't stop me from playing/connecting.

It just made me fear, if its not a particular problem with my computer's security, I will continue using like that.

So what you mean is, someone on the same server can't actually infect my computer with a trojan, right? 

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4 hours ago, yamaci17 said:

So what you mean is, someone on the same server can't actually infect my computer with a trojan, right? 

That's correct.  While there have been some threats/Trojans and the like propagated through the peer-to-peer/network connections used by some games in the past via exploits, this is extremely rare and more often than not, it is simply a matter of a server which happens to be used by malicious actors also being used by a legitimate peer-to-peer app such as your game, so the game triggers a web block though the connection is safe.

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