A few years ago I bought Left 4 Dead 2 from Steam (a reliable online game software). A few more years ago I’ve been using the Free AVG Antivirus (a reliable antivirus software).
A Steam update from a few days ago made AVG show me the warning message attached. This IDP.Generic.Whitelisted thing seems to be something serious. See the details here:
Thus, a reliable antivirus system is saying that a reliable online game platform is hacking me! Who to trust, who to trust… Steam users are saying that AVG is „crap” but my experience with this software says that this is not the case. AVG has a weird Contact system and when I tried to tell them this issue, I was „put on hold”.
So…what’s the story here? Is AVG telling me that some software updates from Steam are actually trying to gain illegal access to my passwords and data? This sure seems to be the case. I’m still awaiting an official point of view from AVG. This is not the first time that AVG gave this warning to a Steam user. Thus I’m left wondering. After some years from the first encounter, why is AVG seeing Steam as a threat still? I get the whole „false-positive” case, but this has been going on for a while now.
p.s. If you clicked „Protect Me” to repair the issue just go to AVG settings – Virus Vault – Restore.