Relatively short topic;
Will I get a warning from Roblox if I publish an asset containing a module which contains the names of known “virus” scripts, such as the string “virus”, “anti-virus” , “this is not a virus” etc.
Because I read that Roblox has started scanning through scripts .
When content is flagged a “specialized” team will review the code.
We have a system that automatically checks code for inappropriate content. If code gets flagged, the script then gets sent to a specially-trained team for manual review. If any of the following are found in the flagged code or assets, you can be subject to moderation against your game and account:
Original announcementHey developers,
Recent discussions have brought up questions regarding Roblox policies around reading developers’ code. We want to be transparent about when, how, and why Roblox would ever read your scripts.
Before addressing those, we want to assert the following:
Your code is your own.
Your code is subject to the same kind of review as other assets if it gets flagged for Roblox to review.
We have a system that automatically checks code for inappropriate content. If c…
I assume this means that any code that is flagged but realistically poses no harm will not get moderated.
but what if it’s flagged regardless of my script doing anything against terms of service?
however It only contains the names so surely it won’t be flagged?
Nothing will happen probably as it is stated the code is manually reviewed. If something does then you should make an appeal.
If you want to be extra sure, try contacting ROBLOX support for a guarantee on whether you can do this.
I have heard though from others that their code has been flagged due to this change, and they even got banned even though they did nothing wrong.
Hopefully my account doesn’t get terminated for this…
I heard that even after appeals they were banned several more times and more issues arose.
If that is the case then they should also appeal.
IIRC there is popular “anti-virus” plugins and scripts in the toolbox. I am of course referencing the
NON MALICIOUS ONES that actually work. These usually have a gigantic database of strings that are blacklisted and are used to prevent you from getting your game “infected”