System Shield is Blocking My Steam Games
The antivirus tool System Shield, found within System Mechanic Pro, uses advanced heuristics, or behavior-monitoring, to identify potentially dangerous programs and services on your computer. The heuristics engine flags any files for quarantine if it determines they could harm your PC.
It has come to the attention of the iolo Quality Assurance team that certain games launched from the Steam gaming platform are causing false positives in the detection engine due to other users becoming infected through illicit acquisition of these games from dubious sources, or other illicit behavior.
iolo engineers are working on an update to System Mechanic Pro and System Shield that will address this issue.
In the meantime, Steam users running System Mechanic Pro should exclude the Steam “library folders” (“steamapps”) from System Shield scans by adding this group of files to the System Shield exclusions list. A system restart is then required for the change to take effect.
- “steamapps” is located in the base Steam install folder found here : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps.
- The above location will differ if you have installed Steam in a customized location, though it will always be located in the “Steam” folder.
- Also exclude any additional “custom library folder” you have added through Steam.
- These can be found in the “Libraryfolder.vdf” file, located within the “steamapps” folder.
After restarting, verify the integrity of the game files within that game on Steam by launching the game from the Steam platform. Steam will automatically check to see if the files are intact.