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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:11 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:50 AM
Cracking applications are used for illegally breaking (cracking) various copy-protection and registration techniques used in commercial software. These programs may be distributed via Web sites, Usenet, and P2P networks.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:51 AM
Edited by -koz-, 19 October 2008 - 06:54 AM.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 07:43 AM
Edited by realitycheck1, 19 October 2008 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 19 October 2008 - 07:52 AM
Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:24 PM
I was not aware of that. Could you please direct me to where you got that information as I am always open to learning something new.
Far from being "infested with a smörgåsbord of malware", the overwhelming majority crack, keygen, warez and other pirated software sites DO NOT have any kind of viruses.
What are Warez? They appear to be free, but are they safe?
Warez, or pirated software, while free often comes with an exceptionally high cost in the form of viruses, spyware and more....One of the problems with these sites or the folks that contribute to them is that they often use the lure of free software to get people to download virus and spyware laden versions of those programs. Download one of those and when you install you'll end up with a machine full of malware....
Warez, also known as pirated software, has been and continues to be a serious issue for the computer industry. Below are highly recommended reasons not to pirate or download warez.
1. It's illegal
2. One of the most common ways to get computer viruses...
University of Washington spyware study
...the University of Washington study on spyware...adult sites was one of the categories. The other categories were entertainment sites, celebrity, games, kids’ sites, music sites, online news, warez/piracy, screensaver/wallpaper and CNET’s download.com. It’s no surprise to me that warez/piracy sites ranked the highest in downloading spyware...
Bad Web Sites
...One of the most aggressive and intrusive of all bad websites on the Internet are serial, warez, software cracking type sites...
The Cost of Free $oftware
...For some users, it has become a habit to download software from free trackers. And sometimes they get away with warez or cracked software. In other cases, like this one, the cost of free software might be too high, as these trojans may steal your data.
Security and malware removal experts don't think reformatting is so idiotic but maybe you know more than they do and can enlighten those of us who think otherwise.
The idea that there is "nothing you can do besides reformatting and reinstalling the OS" is idiotic to say the least!
MBAM was developed by several well know malware removal security experts to help users who become infected. If you had taken the time to research this product, you would see that many experts recommend using MABM while assisting members with infected computers. It is a very potent and effective tool. The developers do not charge any money for using their program unless you want to register and take advantage of is real-time protection features.
Anyone reading this should be STRONGLY ADVISED that the previous poster is actually trying to sell some software product ("Malwarebytes anti malware" - hmmm... anti malware malware?!) and is doing nothing more than advertising their product.
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