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Old 12-05-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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I have 12 non-viral threats, all detected by Norton Anti-virus. They are all related to Gamespy. Should I delete them?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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I don't think so. They are most likely stuff like for example the tracker in there. So that ur friends can see which game and on which server u are playing.
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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There's gsarcade.exe, which I know not to delete, and then there's fpupdate or something.
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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Delete away !!! don't leave them, do as the all mightly anti-virus says!!!
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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And why? Give a reason please.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:54 PM   #6
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Not sure about the purpose of GameSpy but some antispyware report them as malware while others don't ... for me, i think it may be best to delete them just in case, but if you frequently use GameSpy and have no problems with it at all, then it may be alright just to ignore these threats ... although i highly don't recommend it
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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Halo uses the Gamespy Arcade, correct?
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Old 12-08-2005, 07:14 AM   #8
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gamespy ,is picked up as adware,with some anti-viral software,as the free version(no subscription) uses add messages to earn revenue,its nothing major you get a free service for having to look at a add now and then while using the software,id imagine the multiple hits is when its updating the add displays,nortons picks this up as it has to justify its price by pointing out every possible thing
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