Automatically deleting Game Files
Hi, I'm really struggling to understand this now.
I've been playing an online game, War Thunder, which has been working absolutely fine until this evening. Now, the .exe file that is used for the game is flagging up as a Trojan and is being automatically deletedby F-Secure.
I am using the Virgin Media F-Secure key, F-Secure 1.99 build 192, which is up to date.
This is really frustrating, as I have the .exe file set as a trusted file, but it is still automatically deleting every time it is downloaded, so I am unable to play the game.
Please can this be fixed?
Hi Ian, and welcome to the forum.
Firstly, are you running the game in Gaming Mode? If not, that might be worth a try, although, if the .exe file is being detected as a virus when downloaded, that might not make any difference.
You may need to Submit a sample of the .exe file to the F-Secure labs, in order for them to check it and whitelist it. In my experience, this has usually been a fairly quick process. You may need to download the file on another machine (or temporarily disable F-Secure) in order to do this.
In the meantime, if your browser and email client is closed, and you have no other active internet connections open, at your own risk, you could try disabling all security features in F-Secure (Computer Security > Tools), which would hopefully allow you to download and play the game, until a proper solution is found.
Do you have any other protection, such as Malwarebytes on board? That might offer some protection while you have FS disabled.
Also, for piece of mind, it might be worth running the file through https://www.virustotal.com/, just to be sure.
I recommend you to scan the file on https://www.virustotal.com/ first just to be sure. It's a multi-engine scanner with 50+ antivirus products. If many of them detect something it's probably a trojan. If not, it's probably a false positive (safe).
It seems you're not alone with this problem:
Moderator reply in short:
"it is likely to be a false positive - BUT - Your system may be infected (not from the War Thunder Software) from something else on your system"
Laksh Posts: 4,443 Former F-Secure Employee
Apologies for the inconvenience on this issue.
If you suspect the game exe file is being falsely tagged as a trojan, you may submit a sample to our labs for analysis as suggested by Simon. You may follow the steps below for submitting a sample:
How to send us the Virus Samples:
Please send the samples in a single password-protected ZIP file. Use the password "infected", with difference password it will take a longer process time for our lab engineers to decrypt the code. Send the ZIP file using our web form at
(Please register when you submit the samples on our website and you will get the ticket ID from our lab, for example of ticket id T123456. On the Submit Sample page, if you need to contact our lab engineers, include your question or incident details in the "Message" field. Else, please leave it empty)