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Distribution Exe might not be safe...

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by ayrenn, Feb 13, 2019 at 3:19 PM.

  1. ayrenn

    ayrenn Member

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    So when i compile the game into an exe and give the exe to my friends to test it says that the exe is not safe and they have to press ignore and install anyways button and i wonder how does one remove the exe is not safe popup. Thanks in advance:) I want to make sure the popup thing is removed before i send the game to any potential publishers

    link to game download. this is not me advertising the game, the game is gonna cost money and this is free semi full version.
    https://aregan-games.itch.io/covenant-of-slayers
     
  2. EvanSki

    EvanSki Member

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    short answer: You dont, its just how exe files work with antivirus, i don't recommend telling your computer to turn off alerting you

    long answer: Its got to do with how the game is compiled, technically its an unknown exe without proper registration stuff to make it appear safe to your computer so your computer is going to pitch and moan about it, but still I dont recommend turning these alerts off, just make sure to tell your friends its safe and Im sure any smart publisher will not care about the popup seeing as its an exe for a game, and not some random email about free money from Nigeria
     
  3. O.Stogden

    O.Stogden Member

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    It's to do with apps not recognized by Microsoft.

    Smartscreen connects to MS servers and asks about the app you're running, if MS hasn't got it logged, then your PC warns you.

    It doesn't happen with popular apps because they've been used enough to be reported safe to MS.
     
  4. FrostyCat

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    A publisher worth their salt wouldn't be scared by "popularity heuristic" warnings like that, especially for a project in the middle of a proposal.
     
  5. ayrenn

    ayrenn Member

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    thanks so much and appreciate the humor<3
     

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