Jump to content

spot check: our "client game files" that the launcher downloads


Recommended Posts

Hello, doing an annual spot check for Malwarebytes which I try to recommend to gamers to use for our UO Outlands server.

This is part two, most of the dll and exe gaming files it downloads. Since MWB helped me last year most likely nothing will be detected. 


This is a low priority request, I just appreciate the assistance! thank you!! 


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can always scan yourself at any time with the free version as well.

But I will add, if your game uses p2p protocols during game play, The web protection bight block some IP's.

Keep the following in mind if you are contacted by any of your users if it applies to your game.

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.