After the recent security update of Norton AntiVirus, Fortnite for PC facing problems as players is facing difficulty in logging into the game. The popular anti-malware software appears to be blocking part of the game as potentially unsafe.
Tweet from Fortnite says, “we are aware that some players are experiencing login issues after receiving an update from Norton Antivirus. We have reached out to Norton to assist them in their investigation”.
We are aware that some players are experiencing login issues after receiving an update from Norton Antivirus. We have reached out to Norton to assist them in their investigation.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 5, 2018
What is the problem? If you are having the problem with antivirus in the process to enter the game via login, it is due to Norton’s identification of Fortnite as a trojan virus and would delete the file barring the process from proceeding further.
The latest version of anti-virus blocks portion of the game as it marks the part at potential threat. The false identification by antivirus has annoyed players who were waiting for the game’s PC and that too free making the offer an outstanding gift for gamers and those who faced problems were quick to report the issue and in the same manner provided satisfying answer from the anti-virus maker “We’re aware of this false positive alert and reported this to our security response team,”. Epic Games told players it had contacted Norton “to assist them in their investigation”.
The game is just working fine on all other platforms, so meantime you can jump on another and play away. Furthermore, The Game will also be available on Android soon, but could not be downloadable from the Google Play Store.
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