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    It has come to our attention that the latest definitions for Windows Defender are finding adware called “Hotbar” in the Scorched 3D installation. This, however, is a false positive. There is no, and never has been, adware in Scorched 3D. If there were, it probably wouldn’t be featured on as they scan all their software for adware/spyware.

    Gavin has filled out a form on Microsoft’s site to report this so it should be fixed soon. For now, just ignore the warning and enjoy Scorched as you always have.

    Go here for more info on the situation.

    Edit: Small grammar correction. ~Willis



    This issue has been resolved. Gavin has been contacted by Microsoft and they have said the fix for this issue should be released shortly in their definitions updates.

    @gcamp wrote:

    Thanks for your recent inquiry about Scorched3D and the issue you raised with regards to Microsoft Windows Defender. We received your information about the issue and concluded the investigation.

    We believe that this issue has now been corrected. The definition library for Microsoft Windows Defender will be updated shortly to reflect this change. Users that subscribe to Auto Update will automatically get the update to the definition library.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you identify any other issues going forward, please send us an e-mail at

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft.


    Microsoft Security Research & Response

    Make sure to keep an eye out for the latest definitions. We apologize for any inconvenience that this problem may have caused anyone.

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