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Disabling Security Software/My Antivirus is blocking DD2

Antivirus, firewall and anti-malware software play a significant role in computer security. However, these applications may prevent Dungeon Defenders II from working properly. Disabling or temporary uninstalling (Please note that this may potentially increase the chance of your PC being infected with malicious software.) your security software may help resolve your issues.

Please note that, if you are not comfortable configuring or uninstalling your security software, contact your security software's technical support department for assistance. They may be able to help you configure their product to not interfere with future game installation and patching.

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Below you can find a list with step by step manuals on how to disable most commonly used security software:

Norton Antivirus 
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a   sign.

  1. Right-click it -> chose "Disable Auto-Protect."
  2. Select a duration of 5 hours (this assures no interference with the cleanup of your pc)
  3. Click "Ok."
  4. A popup will warn that protection will now be disabled and the sign will now look like this: 

Norton 360

  1. Right-click the Norton 360 Premier Edition icon in the system tray and select Disable Antivirus Automatic-Protect.
  2. You will get a new dialog box with five options: 15 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, Until system restart, Permanently.

BIT DEFENDER

  1. Double click on the system icon for Bit Defender.
  2. When the Bit Defender window appears, move mouse arrow to the left side and click >> Virus Shield.
  3. Move mouse arrow to the black check by Virus Shield is enabledand click.
  4. The black works will change to red, >> Virus Shield is disabled.
  5. Move mouse arrow to the top right corner and click the down arrows.
  6. Bit Defender is now inactive.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus V4

  1. Double click on the system tray icon:  on the bottom right hand corner.
  2. Select Disable real-time file system protection.
  3. A popup will ask "Are you sure you want to disable...protection?"
  4. Click "Yes" to disable the Antivirus guard.

ESET SMART SECURITY

  1. Double click on the system tray icon:  to open the main application window.
  2. Or viaStart >> All Programs >> ESET >> ESET Smart Security.
  3. Click on Setup>> Antivirus and antispyware >> Temporarily disable Antivirus and antispyware protection.
  4. When prompted to confirm temporarily disable select Yes.
  5. Note:Protection will be automatically started after a system reboot.

F-SECURE Antivirus
Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a blue   sign.

  1. Right click it-> select Unload.
  2. The F-Secure sign should now be surrounded by a red striked through circle (looking like this:  )

KASPERSKY Antivirus

Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a   sign.

  1. Right click it-> select Pause Protection.
  2. Click on -> By User Request
  3. A popup will claim that protection is now disabled and a sign like this:  will now be shown.

G-Data Internet Security

  1. Go to SettingsAntiVirus > Real-time protection.
  2. Under Virus monitorBehavior monitorand Exploit Protection, uncheck Enabled (recommended).
  3. To reactivate real-time protection, repeat step 1 and re-check all Enabled (recommended)

MCAFEE Antivirus

Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a   sign.

  1. Right-click it -> chose "Exit."
  2. A popup will warn that protection will now be disabled. Click on "Yes" to disable the Antivirus guard.

MCAFEE Security Center

Please navigate to the system tray and double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center.

  1. Click Advanced Menu (bottom mid-left).
  2. Click Configure (left).
  3. Click Computer & Files (top left).
  4. VirusScan can be disabled in the right-hand module and set when it should resume or you can do that manually later on.
  5. Do the same via Internet & Network for Firewall Plus.
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