I just downloaded Unity free with Pro trial zip file. I unzipped it and scanned it with McAfee, Ad-ware and Search and Destroy. It passed all these, however, when I run the exe Search and Destroy blocks it saying it started the Smitfraud-c malware. How can I get the install to run, without danger to my PC? If your download file has been corrupted, can you let me know when it is corrected, so I can try again?
Unity is not distributed in zip files.
Unity is distributed as either .dmg for OS X or .exe for Windows from Unity's website: http://unity3d.com/unity/download.
When you install Unity, you can choose to evaluate Unity Pro for a limited period or just go ahead with the free version. Both have to be registered online.
Unity distributed from other places than Unity's website should not be installed, as it might be third party distributions and therefore not safe, both in terms of malware and piracy.
answered Dec 21 '09 at 11:03 AM
Nicolaj Schweitz ♦♦
Not sure if this is it but this may have to do with the DRM that Unity Technologies is using. See also this forum posting, and Tom's reply right below.
If that's the case, you might simply disable your virus scanner while installing Unity.
EDIT: Okay, haven't thought of that: Of course, assuming that you downloaded Unity from its original location (but I guess that's where you got it from).
answered Dec 18 '09 at 05:37 PM
your malware checker detected unity3d installer putting in "pace anti piracy" and it is allot like the sony rootkit it is not "supposed" to hurt your system but it is installed without telling you
answered Sep 24 '10 at 07:35 AM
I've been working with regular Unity3D for a while now and plan to use it in a Game Creation SIG I am running. I've held off with the Pro trial because of the reasons above. Now I may be able to give it a shot.
Thanks again, WAP-Tek
answered Sep 26 '10 at 01:12 AM