JON asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 8 years ago

How come i got a virus from steam?

How come i got a trojan from steam? i had just bought darksiders 2 and im not new... no applications were open except steam... when it was installing direct x like it was for batman arkham city GOTY edition all of a sudden i got a trojan alert on my kapersky... i cant start up my computer normally and it took about 2 hours to get rid of the one virus and had to delete about 9600 files that were infected by the trojan... please help on how i can start my computer again because it doesnt even work well anymore... PLEASE HELP... and i contacted steam so please to not say to contact them... and currently im on my mom's mac not my pc.

6 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Kapersky is overreacting. It assumes you're too stupid to know what you're downloading, and installing. Valve is an honest company, and they don't spread computer viruses. You should actually disable your antivirus when you're playing games to get a performance boost. I used to have Kapersky. I decided to just go with the freeware version of AVG instead. You really don't need hard core anti-virus software if you're not being targeted directly.

  • 4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Try this:

    Firstly, boot your computer to the Safe Mode menu screen. You do this by repeatedly pressing F8 as soon as you boot up. Once there, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking. Continue to boot from there, by pressing Enter. You will now see some drivers being loaded. There will be a pause at some point. This usually lasts for no more than 30 seconds.

    Now open your browser and download TDSSKiller.exe from Kaspersky Lab. It's tiny, and takes just a minute to run. It hunts down and kills a specific family of rootkits.

    Regardless of the results, download and run Dr. Web CureIt! (still in Safe Mode):

    Now download the free version of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM). Install it, get updates and run a full scan:

    You should now delete TDSSKiller.exe and Dr. Web CureIt!, as updated versions are often made available. MBAM can be easily uninstalled, but it may prove to be beneficial in the future.

    Hope this helps.

  • 8 years ago

    I also got a trojan horse from steam today. Luckily, i was able to delete steam off of my computer permanently before it could steal my admin password and kick me off of my own computer. Use kaspersky to find infected files, then hilite them and delete them to the recycle bin, then delete them from the recycle bin completely off the computer. Hope it works.

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  • 4 years ago

    Steam video games can't supply you viruses yet once you upload mods to the gmaes or any greater archives that steam offered to then you definately they might have viruses. So its risk-free to receive video games purely be careful with something you enter into your activity. desire this helped. :P

  • Ocelot
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    false postive anything on steam is tested and legit.

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