Do I need to be concerned? Corrupt file

kevlarkevlar USMembers Join Date: 2019-02-01 Member: 249987Posts: 4 Fully active user
I run Norton as my AV and this just popped up today:

Risk: Heur.AdvML..B Filename: workshopbackup.exe Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Natural Selection 2\utils\WorkshopBackup\

Classification: Malware / Heuristic Virus

Looking at this type of risk at:

I'm not liking this ... and would like to know if this is benign or something that needs addressed? I've never seen this before on my machine and I have played UWE games from the beginning with NS1. Haven't played NS2 in over a year due to Subnautica but was actually going to re-visit soon seeing the new patches. But want to know if it is safe to even do so?

Thank you!


  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below)Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Posts: 1,669 Advanced user
    Heuristics analysis is basically just a false positive generator
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
  • aeroripperaeroripper NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471Posts: 2,420 mod
  • KatzenfleischKatzenfleisch Members, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Community Developer Join Date: 2014-03-21 Member: 194881Posts: 190 Advanced user
    If you have a doubt you can submit it to It will analyse the submitted data to a lots of antivirus.
    Faded mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - Mod Guide )
    Defense mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop - Mod Repository - [url=""]Mod Guide (comming soon)[/url] )
    FlameSentry mod ( Forum Thread - Steam Workshop )
  • YojimboYojimbo EnglandMembers, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2009-03-19 Member: 66806Posts: 1,252 Advanced user
    edited November 2019, THE best I've seen, we use it at my work to verify suspicious files / URLs , also features Falcon sandboxing that will run the executables so you don't have to, complete with screenshots :-)
    Today's rookies are tomorrow's vets.

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

    George Carlin.
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