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Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
by eDee
After weeks of research, spreadsheets and agonizing over which program is best to learn/program Lua - I can't get out of the starting gate!

I start to download Love 64 bit installer and Windows Defender refuses to download saying that Love is a Virus (insert joke here). When I tell WD to ignore and resume it refuses - talk about over protective anti-virus.

Apart from turning off Defender (which is a killer), does anyone have any tricks for forcing the WD to download a program that thousands of people are currently using so clearly it is safe?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:16 am
by CaptainLK
Have you tried to download the .zip release?

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:12 pm
by eDee
Thank you for your response. Yes, I did download the .zip file and WD didn't like it any better.
I was able to download the exe file using MX5 browser, but WD would not allow it to install and immediately removed it from my hard drive. Windows Defender a serious hater!

** I have somewhat of a workaround. I found a link: https://bitbucket.org/rude/love/downloads/
and I was able to download and install v11.1 and that will work with the class I'm taking.

I can only assume whatever is in v11.2 that WD doesn't like, isn't part of v11.1.
Hopefully WD will be ready for LOVE by the time v11.3 is released and won't be such a condom.

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:26 pm
by zorg
i usually just disable applications that think they know better than me; i.e. disable defender; unless you literally surf spam & phishing sites, nothing happens.

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:48 pm
by Darlex
eDee wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
After weeks of research, spreadsheets and agonizing over which program is best to learn/program Lua - I can't get out of the starting gate!

I start to download Love 64 bit installer and Windows Defender refuses to download saying that Love is a Virus (insert joke here). When I tell WD to ignore and resume it refuses - talk about over protective anti-virus.

Apart from turning off Defender (which is a killer), does anyone have any tricks for forcing the WD to download a program that thousands of people are currently using so clearly it is safe?

Thanks in advance.
Use linux.... or disable windows defender lol

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:05 am
by PGUp
-turn off antivirus
-download love
-turn on antivirus
-???
-profit

unless you're opening shady websites or spam websites, its most of the time fine to turn off antivirus, they takes up ram and are annoying

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:01 am
by eDee
I can't just turn off WD. It's several different steps/pages/options. Then after I installed LOVE, I would have to remember all the settings backwards to enable everything again. It's not like a switch you can turn off and on at will.

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:11 am
by Karai17
But it is just a switch you can turn off and on at will.

Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Open Windows Defender Security Centre > App & Browser Control > Check Apps and Files > Off

Re: Win 10 won't download LOVE insists it's a virus - any tricks?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:06 pm
by ironsheikh
Hi eDee

Sounds like the safest solution is to simply add an exclusion to Windows Security.

1. Go to Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
2. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions. Select the LOVE exe.

If the defender built into Internet Explorer is causing you the issue, download Love via Chrome.

I downloaded Love on my Win 10 machine last night via MS Edge and never had it flagged as a suspicious executable, so it is odd you should have that problem. I assume you downloaded Love from the official source.