I have not installed any game in Windows 7, yet when I turned on Windows 7 PC I found a "Steam Might and Magic - Single Player version" icon in my Start Menu. I opened Games Explorer and here is what I saw :
I thought, "Boy, I got hit by malware today." I thought it was a malware trying to mimic like a valid game so I can go curious, double click on it and try to run it.
I cannot see Properties of this shortcut. So I created a shortcut to this shortcut on Desktop. Still no luck in Properties. Opened command prompt and looked at the contents of the .lnk file. Duh! Microsoft Windows 7 is stupid. It was thinking my recently installed Samsung PC Studio program (MM.exe) was a game by Ubisoft and added its icon to Games folder and Start Menu.
Thanks Microsoft! Next time when you code, try checking the hash of game executables and their company name.
EDIT: You can reproduce this behavior on your Windows 7 computers too. Take an exe file (should be valid exe) and rename it to mm.exe. Then copy it to any subfolder in C:\Program Files, for example, copy it to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games. Double click the mm.exe to run it. Watch Windows 7 access the internet and bingo!
If you copy the mm.exe file in 2 (or more) different locations, then Windows 7 creates 2 (or more) shortcuts of Might and Magic in the Games folder. How stupid is that?
Edited by Romeo29, 12 June 2010 - 08:56 AM.