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Anti-Virus (ESET NOD32) Blocking game installation - HELP?


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TotaMariee

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Anti-Virus (ESET NOD32) Blocking game installation - HELP?
I have ESET NOD32 Anti Virus 5.2.15.1 installed, as well as Comodo firewall

I downloaded a game package only to find its somehow being completely blocked and denied access to when i press setup to install it. This has happened with various other programmes i've tried to install as well

When I click setup I get the message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"

I have tried disabling my firewall, temporarily deactivating ESET NOD32, as well as trying to close it via task manager which it does not allow me to do. I also tried gamer mode and nothing has worked and its still blocking me from installing. Clicking 'Run as Administrator' also gave me the same message.

HELP!?? I waited 24 hours for this game to download and am fairly pissed off! :(
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I've now managed to get the game installed via Safe Mode, but am unable to play the game. When the game menu launches (Its Sims 3 full pack edition) and i press to play the game, i get the same error as before.
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Do you mind if I ask where you downloaded this game from TotaMariee?




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some torrenting site.. but im not sure which one, my brother just sent me the download link and it went straight to utorrent lol ... but he's a PC nerd as well so it wouldnt of been any infected file... i scanned the [bleep] out of it when it finished to be sure.
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In theory you would have to have had the uTorrent software on your machine to begin with so as to enable the download.

However under Rule Q at this location Geeks to Go Board Rules the only discussion that can be entered into is the removal of said software.

My advice to you is to delete the download immediately.

Edited by Wolfeymole, 27 December 2012 - 06:31 AM.

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Ok I understand. As I mentioned, this has happened not just on this occasion though, it is also blocking me from installing many other programmes (freeware included)

i recently tried installing DVD Video Soft (http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/) but the same problem occured. The anti virus or somthing is totally blocking me from installing anything. So what can I do to solve this problem? I tried all the above options with dvd video soft and the same message occured.
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Is the version of Eset that you're running the paid for version or the free trial?
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