Steam Sale Dates Revealed

The Steamworks Documentation Website confirms the dates of the upcoming Halloween, Autumn, and Winter Sales on Steam (thanks VG247). These sale dates frequently leak in advance, but this is the first time we recall them coming from an official source. Here's the schedule:
Steam Halloween Sale | Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2021
Join the Halloween Sale, with a special focus on content updates and in-game events in celebration of the theme. Resources for more information regarding the Halloween discount event and related promotional opportunities are now available. No registration required!

Steam Autumn Sale | Nov 24 - 30, 2021
Resources for more information regarding this Autumn discount event and Steam Awards nominations are coming soon. No registration required!

Steam Winter Sale | Dec 22, 2021 - Jan 5, 2022
Resources for more information regarding this Winter discount event and Steam Awards voting are coming soon. No registration required!
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Oct 27, 2021, 10:04
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Oct 27, 2021, 10:04
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 20:10:
-- Thanks RedEye9 ! Gotta have a good one.

-- MoreLuckThanSkill,
Good point, man, prudence ever.
Did you now that Norton has bought both Avast and Avira ?
(NortonLifeLock, previously known as Symantec)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/antivirus-merger-nortonlifelock-to-acquire-avast


Yeah, where once there were 20 companies with their own AV engines, now it's moving towards just 3-4. I think AVG, Avast and Avira all use the same AV engine now? And Norton as well I assume.

I have been bouncing back and forth between AVG, Avira and Avast the past 10-15 years or so, and they have all gotten much more annoying with ad spam. Still, the seem to consistently perform well on av-comparatives, although it looks like McAfee and Norton are actually doing better since September? I'd hate to have to drop Avira and go back to Norton or McAfee though, I have an irrational hatred of those two.

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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 20:10
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed Oct 26, 2021, 20:10
Oct 26, 2021, 20:10
 
-- Thanks RedEye9 ! Gotta have a good one.

-- MoreLuckThanSkill,
Good point, man, prudence ever.
Did you now that Norton has bought both Avast and Avira ?
(NortonLifeLock, previously known as Symantec)

https://www.pcmag.com/news/antivirus-merger-nortonlifelock-to-acquire-avast

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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 17:27
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed Oct 26, 2021, 17:27
Oct 26, 2021, 17:27
 
Run the file thru https://www.virustotal.com/ when in doubt.
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 17:16
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Oct 26, 2021, 17:16
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 12:41:
Logically the latest sale should be the better one? I'll wait for the Winter one anyway because time is missing currently for playing a new title.
I've tried that logic the last 5 years with Steam and it didn't work. The Halloween and Thanksgiving sales were better than Christmas, iirc.
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 17:01
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Oct 26, 2021, 17:01
 
Devil's Advocate: Just because a lot of game based AV detections are false positives, it doesn't mean every AV detection is a false positive. Steam isn't infallible, and it would not surprise me at all if some cheap asset-flip games on Steam actually have viruses or other malware (crypto miners probably) in them.

Are your particular games in this latter category? No idea, but it's not going to hurt you to google their names and check if anybody else is getting DEFINITE false positives on Avast, which is a major AV with tens of millions of users at least, so surely somebody else will have reported this to Avast or even the Steam forums of those games.

For the record, I am using Avira, which hasn't had flagged any games, especially retail games I bought through Steam/GoG/Origin/Epic/Battle.net/UPlay pretty much... ever? Some mods, even from Nexusmods, sure.
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 15:04
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Oct 26, 2021, 15:04
 
Thanks a lot, BoP and RedEye9 !
Think I'll probably re-buy them, love games so much
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 15:01
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Oct 26, 2021, 15:01
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 14:07:
YES ! Take my money, no game left behind !
Err ... do bytes spoil ?

Seriously now, Avast Antivirus detected in 4 of the cheaper games I bought, Dyna:AutoKMS-B [PUP] Ilmult, so I refunded them.
But Steam doesn't give a royal f@ck.
Did anyone else have this problem ?

You know all this stuff is checked for viruses before they put it on the store.
Welcome to the world of false positives.

A couple years ago Norton was triggering on a file in Black Mesa. It wasn't a virus.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/362890/discussions/0/620713633863458887/
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 14:54
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Oct 26, 2021, 14:54
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 14:07:
Did anyone else have this problem ?

No. Then again, I don't use Avast. I wouldn't trust an AV product as far as I could throw it. Most are useless garbage designed to be reactive and the proactive ones are guessing at best. A better, more proactive set of behaviors would have an immutable OS, separate home folder, and sandboxed applications

A quick DDG search shows that to be a fairly common occurrence with Unity based games and are false positives.
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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 14:07
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Oct 26, 2021, 14:07
 
YES ! Take my money, no game left behind !
Err ... do bytes spoil ?

Seriously now, Avast Antivirus detected in 4 of the cheaper games I bought, Dyna:AutoKMS-B [PUP] Ilmult, so I refunded them.
But Steam doesn't give a royal f@ck.
Did anyone else have this problem ?

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Re: Steam Sale Dates Revealed
Oct 26, 2021, 12:41
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Oct 26, 2021, 12:41
 
Logically the latest sale should be the better one? I'll wait for the Winter one anyway because time is missing currently for playing a new title.
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