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Old 05-03-2010, 02:44 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Updated Via Steam - Now has VIRUS!

I updated Doom Rails and now my AVG Anti Virus software says the file, Doom Rails.exe has a virus called win32/Themida.

Steam? Have you put a virus on my computer?

Also, how do I get the game to run again, without a virus?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Doom Rails Virus

Hi there.

When we updated Doom Rails and added better and adjustable controls, we also added some anti-piracy protection so people couldn't copy and steal the game. We used a program called Themida to 'secure' the .exe. Unfortunately, some anti virus software sees this as a threat for some reason.

I assure you there's no virus. Sorry about the confusion.

-Tom DiCesare, lead programmer for Doom Rails
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:44 AM   #3
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Hi there.

When we updated Doom Rails and added better and adjustable controls, we also added some anti-piracy protection so people couldn't copy and steal the game. We used a program called Themida to 'secure' the .exe. Unfortunately, some anti virus software sees this as a threat for some reason.

I assure you there's no virus. Sorry about the confusion.

-Tom DiCesare, lead programmer for Doom Rails
Just downloading the demo and thought I'd check the forums.

Sorry guys, you just lost a sale.

Dumb DRM is an insult to your customers. Forget it.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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Trying to get the demo to run (from the Dream Forge website) ultimately caused me to switch from AVG to Avast for my anti-virus program. Once that change was made, the program runs perfectly. It is worth noting that, while Themidia is a legitimate anti-piracy application, it has been also been used for malware purposes. Keep this in mind when your anti-virus software throws a warning for something infected with "Themidia" and make sure to research it before bypassing anything.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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Steam isn't a good enough anti-piracy for you?
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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Steam isn't a good enough anti-piracy for you?
Yeah, just installing and ran into this extra crap DRM. It better not cause a problem.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:11 PM   #7
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To programmer_tom,

Why isn't Steam a good enough DRM system? I just purchased this game and I was apalled that I got a notice that I was "allowed" 4 more copies of the game. I immediately went back to the game's page and I re-read the information and there was no mention of any 3rd party DRM. Why doesn't the page mention anything? I purposly read the pages to make sure I don't purchase any games where the developers have added an extra layer of complxity to something that is already a DRM system.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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u do th1s to meee AFTER i baut th game n i wuz about 2 p0st sayin instant epik but nao fuuuuuuuuking buuuuuuuullllltttt

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