Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

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Alfonzo
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Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

Post by Alfonzo » 01 Apr 2016 17:29

Hello All,

I recently downloaded Ancient Artifact 2 by Max and when I unzipped and tried to run it; my antivirus program kicked in - quarantined the .exe and deleted it.

The readme said that it might happen but solutions are a little hard to come up with.

Has this happened to anybody else ? This probably a technical issue, I really don't think they would post malware on this website...
What did you try to do to fix it ? Any suggestions would be thankfully appreciated because these antivirus programs can be pretty ominous to deal with. sometimes.

Thanks - Alfonzo

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Re: Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

Post by vimmers » 01 Apr 2016 18:10

its a false active exe
so you have to tell your antivirus program that its safe
rgs vimmers
hit f5 often in the forum

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Re: Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

Post by bene » 01 Apr 2016 18:31

I usually have a "more info" arrow on the notification and from there I can access "ignore" - happens frequently...

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Re: Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

Post by Alfonzo » 03 Apr 2016 05:30

Thanks for your suggestions.
I was able to get my antivirus software to "sort of" cooperate. After I deleted the original folder and unzipped again; I could tell my antivirus to run it - but, I still get warnings and I have to force a shutdown. Hoping that I get to finish playing this one before something else happens. If so, I'll try to post something here to help anyone who has these same problems.

UPDATE

Antivirus is still deleting the .exe file from this download. :dunno:
It's one of the things we have to put up with for sake of security on the internet.
perhaps some day Max will look into fixing this problem...

2nd UPDATE

Even after upgrading to Win10, still can't play this one.
I tell it to ignore the warning...i click on the exe and it tells me I don't have permission or whatever...
I guess they just don't want us to play this one :bigcry:
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Re: Can't play Ancient Artifact 2 antivirus issue

Post by Chel » 12 Apr 2016 23:30

Alfonzo, which antivirus program are you using? I have Avira on my PC and ran into the same problems. I had to go into its configuration settings and tell it to ignore the folder where I keep my levels. Whenever I extract new ones, I just make sure to unzip them into that 'ignored' folder.

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