Trojan inside a setup for a game

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So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?
 
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Pur said:
So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?
There's a webpage that used to add its own DRM and Adware in their uploads. So it wouldn't be a surprise If it was because the setup included some shady stuff. I got the Hoodlum release and had no problem with viruses. So it might be something from the specific place you chose to download it.
 
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GreenHouse said:
Pur said:
So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?
There's a webpage that used to add its own DRM and Adware in their uploads. So it wouldn't be a surprise If it was because the setup included some shady stuff. I got the Hoodlum release and had no problem with viruses. So it might be something from the specific place you chose to download it.
I read multiple reports in different places about this, so I doubt it's specific of a site, more of the release. I don't pirate games, but I was curious because I saw so many comments under the release in different sites and it's not really normal, considering usually what is modified is the .exe with a crack, not the entire setup.
 
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Well apparently The Observation has the same problem, with the setup having 25 virus reports on Virus Total.
 
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Pur said:
Well apparently The Observation has the same problem, with the setup having 25 virus reports on Virus Total.
Downloaded it without any Viruses
 
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Sad to see this shit is still posted even in 2019.
 
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