Today I downloaded a Chinese video game from a Chinese website. After the download completed, my AVG software popped up telling me I had this Trojan:
I've had experience with Chinese software before, and it is pretty common that it comes with some kind of malware of spyware - even popular software comparable to VLC Media Player's popularity. I lived in China for a year and all of my friends had infected computers, it was just normal for some reason, haha.
But I haven't come across something as significant sounding as a trojan, so I thought I would ask before trying anything.
My aim is to be able to play the game without worrying about any infection. I pressed "Ignore threat" in my AVG, so I still have the file on my computer. It's a .exe file and I still haven't opened it yet. It's a full 1gig file so at least it doesn't appear to be some 20kb .exe file which was created for the purpose of infection.
Since the threat seems to be the game itself, is there anyway to play the game without it causing any problems?
Could it possibly just be AVG being confusing with the file, maybe it's not in the AVG database due to it's foreigness in language etc?
Can I make the file CLEAN?
I think you know what my aim is so I'll leave it to the pros to come up with solutions.
This is the game and webpage that I downloaded it from:
(I have a limited understanding of Chinese, but in the comment section it sounded pretty legit as if people had really downloaded it, but no one mentioned any virus issues - as far as I have read. I'm a pretty slow reader in Chinese. If anyone reads Chinese it could really help to check in the comments section)
This is on the website
I can't translate it perfectly but I THINK it says
"The game might cause alert from some anti-virus software, ~~the reporting of virus may have something to do with things being converted into Chinese,~~ Please use caution when downloading"
The section I wrote in "~~....~~" Is where I'm not 100% of translation