Followers of the RPG One other Eden—out this month on PC—this week found that, alongside putting in the sport itself, copies of the sport obtained on Steam had been additionally putting in one thing known as wfsdrv which no person knew what it was and which seemingly had nothing to do with the sport.
Initially believed to be some type of driver, then steered as one thing extra sinister, followers scrambled urgently to try to uncover simply what this factor was that was nestling itself into their system32 folders and will have been…actually something.
Seems that, whereas in some very uncommon cases you may get Steam video games pulling some shady enterprise, on this case it was a poorly-signposted anti-piracy measure, with the builders explaining the set up of wfsdrv in an replace on the sport’s Steam web page:
We’ve been lately made aware of considerations customers are having with the “wfsdrv” program that’s put in together with the Steam model of One other Eden.
We take data privateness significantly at WFS and wish to alleviate any fears our customers might need in regards to the safety of the lately launched Steam model of One other Eden.
This system in wfsdrv is an anti-cheat kernel driver, and is put in to guard the integrity of the One other Eden expertise so that each one gamers are capable of function in a good play-environment.
This program was additionally reviewed by Valve and handed Steam evaluate, and isn’t made to maliciously have an effect on the end-user’s pc or knowledge.
The wfsdrv program is eliminated when One other Eden is uninstalled.
We wish to thanks to your continued persistence and assist, and hope you proceed to assist WFS, and One other Eden sooner or later.
-The One other Eden Staff