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why does asus antivirus stop some games from downloading? im new to using pc instead of mac...ideas?

Savage_KnowmadSavage_Knowmad Posts: 2
NerveGear
i recently bought the new Asus Republic, Oculus rift, and several games, including the current "summer sale" pack of 4 games. but when i tried to download them, i get notifications telling me my antivirus software (it doesnt name which app) is blocking the download...and im so new to PC from macs, i barely k now how to use this gaming laptop yet. totally a Noob to PC and VR gaming,  but am buying into it, specifically i wanna learn how to get GTA 5 to play on the Rift, which it will, but you have to download, copy and move several files, and download VorpX (which i did already today). i jjust dont know how to smoothly navigate  the download, placeing, and moving of files, or to messing with the factory antivirus software. any help means gold to me, and is much appreciated. thanks.

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  • RolzRolz Posts: 197
    Art3mis
    exclude your steam/oculus game install folders from AV scans
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    I would uninstall the Asus Anti-Virus and install Avast instead. I haven't had issue with Avast.
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  • Savage_KnowmadSavage_Knowmad Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    well it came with Avast on it, but something is still snagging it up. Plus, i dont know how to navigate AV and do exclusions...i did manage to get a game called "Eagle Flight" through one of the AV programs. the Asus seems to have came with several kinds of AV already on it...idk. but thanks still n yall. ill keep trying.
  • EliteSPAEliteSPA Posts: 1,560
    Project 2501
    edited June 2017
    Just remove the antivirus, windows defender is good enough and the firewall included with it, install super antispyware instead. Welcome to the VR comunity.
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  • Comic_Book_GuyComic_Book_Guy Posts: 1,195
    3Jane
    Uninstall that crap and just use Windows built in stuff+ your brain. Being dumb gets you infected.
  • bizjerbizjer Posts: 118
    Art3mis
    In all my years of owning a PC ive never used any AV software. Windows is enough and avoiding cheap porn sites seems to have saved my computer. Also just don't open any email attachment from someone you don't know.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,044 Valuable Player
    Good grief. Whatever you do DO NOT listen to these people. Get rid of Avast, yes, but DON'T just rely on Windows apps to safeguard your PC. I suggest you get ESET Smart Security, it's the best firewall and anti-virus out there and make sure you do scans every week at least.

    Reading these posts above filled me with almost as much horror as reading on the Oculus Reddit not so long ago that someone is using a completely un-updated version of Windows 7. :o

    As someone that used to do system admin and IT support hearing or seeing these sorts of things gives me nightmares lol

    My PC is like Fort Knox for good reason  B)

    I also make sure I completely format my OS hard drive and reinstall Windows at least once per year too.
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • Blueberry_PirateBlueberry_Pirate Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I am having the same problem trying to install AZ Sunshine. I have disabled Windows Defender but still says could not install due to Antivirus settings. 
  • Comic_Book_GuyComic_Book_Guy Posts: 1,195
    3Jane
    edited June 2017
    snowdog said:
    Good grief. Whatever you do DO NOT listen to these people. Get rid of Avast, yes, but DON'T just rely on Windows apps to safeguard your PC. I suggest you get ESET Smart Security, it's the best firewall and anti-virus out there and make sure you do scans every week at least.

    Reading these posts above filled me with almost as much horror as reading on the Oculus Reddit not so long ago that someone is using a completely un-updated version of Windows 7. :o

    As someone that used to do system admin and IT support hearing or seeing these sorts of things gives me nightmares lol

    My PC is like Fort Knox for good reason  B)

    I also make sure I completely format my OS hard drive and reinstall Windows at least once per year too.
    So much horror? I use my PC for many hours, daily. Wanna know how many infections I've gotten in the last 10 years? Zero.
    Quite literally, being stupid gets you infections, not if you use "ESET Smart Security" or not.  Not updating Windows falls in to stupid. As does pirating software and downloading strange files. You absolutely do not need anything But Windows Defender and Windows firewall.  I stopped using  obscure  redundant anti virus and active scanners years ago because I learned. Some people just don't get it I guess.
  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,805 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    Good grief. Whatever you do DO NOT listen to these people. Get rid of Avast, yes, but DON'T just rely on Windows apps to safeguard your PC. I suggest you get ESET Smart Security, it's the best firewall and anti-virus out there and make sure you do scans every week at least.

    Reading these posts above filled me with almost as much horror as reading on the Oculus Reddit not so long ago that someone is using a completely un-updated version of Windows 7. :o

    As someone that used to do system admin and IT support hearing or seeing these sorts of things gives me nightmares lol

    My PC is like Fort Knox for good reason  B)

    I also make sure I completely format my OS hard drive and reinstall Windows at least once per year too.
    Hmmm... i've gotta say snowdog, i disagree.

    Like driving a car, there is passive protection against injury (safety features out of your control) and active - your driving.

    It is up to the user of the PC to avoid a messy computer.  Then again, if you mess up it's a good idea to have anti virus.

    I note the original poster was a MAC user so it's likely they know nothing about technology - advise away!
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