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Problem - Bitdefender Issue & 4-404 Error (1 Viewer)

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Bitdefender started to mess with me. When I launch RG App/MQ2, BD says its a virus and stops MQ from booting? And ideas? Thanks so much!
you should consider exempting mq and eq from antivirus and other things that scan or can otherwise hold your files hostage.

what file specifically is it saying is?
 
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Thanks for the reply Sic, much appreciated.

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Bitdefender detected potentially malicious behavior and blocked all applications involved. Detection ID: SuspiciousBehavior.176B226A1EA8FDE3
 

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Thanks for the reply Sic, much appreciated.

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Bitdefender detected potentially malicious behavior and blocked all applications involved. Detection ID: SuspiciousBehavior.176B226A1EA8FDE3

@Fearbringer I am also using BitDefender. Here are my exemptions

g:\daybreak game company\installed games\everquest\eqgame.exe

g:\redguides\macroquest\k0yzxr3g.exe

g:\redguides\macroquest\macroquest.exe

Change the drive letter to wherever you have the files installed.

Hope this help. Happy gaming.
 
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Well I added some exemptions and now it says this, and i tried to download the files again from the website. The .exe is now MIA. @Sic
 

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Bitdefender is super aggressive, which isn't a bad thing when it comes to antivirus. The first thing to do after you do your exemptions is to reboot. Then recover the files from your quarantine (or just redownload them).
 
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@Fearbringer I am back home and let's see if we can't get you through this.

As I mentioned above I had to add exceptions for

eqgame.exe
macroquest.exe
settings.dat
k0yzxr3g.exe


The last one on the list might be a different name on your system/installation. Look in your G:\RedGuides\MacroQuest directory. You should see an .exe funny letters and numbers that has the MQ icon in front of it. That is the one to exempt. If yours is the same name great but if not look for the exe with the MQ icon.

As far as settings, toggle the exemptions for Antivirus and check on all three selections (On-access scan, On-demand scan, Embedded scripts)

Also make sure the slider is on to exempt Advanced Threat Defense.

You will need to do that for each of the three exe files and dat I mentioned earlier.

For good measure, I also exempted the RedGuides folder and each of the three mentioned RedGuides file from Online Threat Prevention.

I hope this helps. I hope it is clear and not confusing. As I mentioned in the PM, trust me, I was frustrated until I was able to sort it out but now everything is smooth sailing.

Be well. Happy gaming.
 
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The exe name is going to change.

The mq and eq folders should cover the stuff inside them, like the various files that will have name chqnges

You would think that to be true. Originally I tried to just exempt the folder off of the root directory but still had issues. When I started exempting specific files my troubles went away. Go figure. Maybe it is coincidence. Who knows.
 
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Ok guys I think I got it to work. The entire folder had to be included, the specific folder didn't work for some reason. I tried it for each of the three exe files and dat but the entire folder had to be added. What a mess, but looks like it works now. How odd, it had been working just fine.

So logging in with RG works, but logging in just with EQ doesn't now.

Error 4-404

And now there is 2 LaunchPads. One for regular and one for Beta, and the one for Beta works just fine. When all this happened, I tried to download the file from the website, and now I have duplicates of everything it looks like.

So I ran the exe from the website and click on fix, and let me see if this works
 

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Ok, I can verify both issues are fixed. The 4-404 error was solved by re-downloading the launcher form the eq website and selecting fix when it prompted new install or fix.

I tried the suggested internet option fix and other mentioned fixes for the 4-404 error but the only fix is the aforementioned one.

As for BitDefender, see previous threads.

Summary was created for anyone with the same issues and the thread title changed to include error 4-404 for search results.

Thanks all!
 
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Personally, I don't really have anything advanced for AV enabled on my PC. I don't use anything beyond simple options with all my program folders and storage excluded from real time protection. Never had a problem with getting a virus on my PC. And even if I ever do, I always have a weekly image of my PC ready to re-image if I needed too. Which means worst case scenario, 30 minutes of downtime, and I am back in business. I do all my browsing and experimentation when researching anything through a linux box either as a stand alone option, or through sandbox software. If you use your PC smartly, you shouldn't need all the AV bloat. My 2 cents.
 

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