Crossfire continues the epic adventures of Edison Trent. Get ready for a brand new experience in a breathtaking and extraordinary environment. This mod is the unofficial sequel to Freelancer with the most stunning graphics and worlds you have ever seen. Jump into an atomspheric universe full of surprises, challenges incredible adventures. Experience the awesome gameplay, highest quality and unique features of Crossfire. With several hundred thousand downloads, four Mod Award Nominations and it's very large fan community Crossfire has developed to one of the most favorite Singleplayer and Multiplayer mods for Freelancer.

Report article RSS Feed If your AV detects CF as a virus.

Its a common issue amongst the Crossfire players about some Anti-Virus programs recognizing CF install as a potential threat. Be assured, the mod is 100% safe and SWAT Development team is working hard to fix this issue. In the meantime, here is a simple procedure that could help those who have conflicts with CF with and their anti-virus program. -- POSTED BY HELLRAISER on the SWAT FORUM.

Posted by sa_arrow on Mar 30th, 2010
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Original Thread from SWAT forum

A:Certainly not m8.Crossfire has a a built-in anti cheat which sends off a false heuristic signature which your AV does not recognize.
So it just tags it as a virus.
Well now to nullify this problem, follow these simple steps(using a download manager is recommended):
Note:All the exceptions are to be made in the Auto-protect exclusions column and the scan exclusions column(if it exists) .
Before starting the download:

  • Disable the heuristic protection.
  • Create an exception of the folder you are going to download the mod in.
  • Also create an exception in the Freelancer Mod Manager folder in Program Files.
  • Wait for the download to complete.

After download finishes:

  • Create an exception of the setup file of the mod(CFsetup_181.exe).
  • Optional:remove the exception of the folder u downloaded the mod in.
  • Install the mod.

After installation:

  • Quickly create an exception of the Freelancer folder in the Microsoft Games folder in Program Files.
  • Be sure to create an exception of Freelancer.exe file also.

Well you are good to go. :D
Cya in space m8.

Happy fight...don't let the nomads bite(or something)

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dave_5430 Mar 31 2010, 4:03pm says:


If it detects it as a virus:

It's 100% true.

... ' cuz of the hooks 'n all.

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sa_arrow Mar 31 2010, 4:55pm replied:

What do you mean its 100% true if it detects a virus ???

CF has NO virus. Its merely a problem of how the installer works that triggers the AV to panic. There is no dangerous file such as a virus, a trojan, spyware or anything else either in the installer itself or the content it extracts on your hard drive. As i said in the summary of this tutorial, the SWAT Development team is working hard to correct the issue and make the installer a little different so it doesn't trigger false alerts in anti-virus programs.

Crossfire is 100% SAFE. Period.

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Tyrranus Aug 16 2010, 4:55pm replied:

sounds like someone puts a little too much blind faith in AV proggies and has never heard the term 'False Positive'

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Samw7719 Sep 4 2010, 10:43am says:

I am no idiot i have Webroot the most advanced virus detector in the world and it tells me you have trojan and Mal generics hidden in the dowload!!!!

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Blueeagle1213 Dec 16 2010, 9:13pm says:

The viruses have been dealt with. swat got its act together and fixed the problem i double checked with norton and ad-aware! before they fixed it those programs cuaght viruses! now swat fixed it and they protection programs declared the mod clean/ no viruses! download the mod and enjoy!!!

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