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Microsoft Security Essentials flagging UOSA.exe?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Fogsbane, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Fogsbane

    Fogsbane Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Apr 27, 2006
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    Had this message pop up on one of my PC's today ~

    "Security Essentials detected items on your computer that may have not yet been classified for risks. Sending the files listed below can help Microsoft analysts determine if these items are malicious.

    File path
    C:\games\Electronic Arts\Ultima Online Stygian Abyss\UOSA.exe"

    anyone else see anything of this sort?
  2. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    if it's not in the data base yet, and 'appears' to do similar bad things, files get flagged like that. i'd blame MS.

    edit. it looks for certain 'strings' of code inside files, or looks-like strings (heuristics), until those strings are further defined in the DB (usually by submitted files), false detections will occur.
  3. Reth

    Reth Journeyman

    Nov 15, 2011
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    It's not getting flagged as a virus or malware, but MSE hasn't scanned the file to see if it's safe or not from what I gather. I sent it in every time I got the notice, but I keep getting the warning after I exit the game.
  4. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Jul 3, 2004
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    I use MSSE also but never had the issue when it scans UO files.