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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:10 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.
Keygen and Crack Sites Distribute VIRUX and FakeAV
...warez and crack web pages are being used by cybercriminals as download sites for malware related to VIRUT and VIRUX. Searches for serial numbers, cracks, and even antivirus products like Trend Micro yield malcodes that come in the form of executables or self-extracting files...quick links in these sites also lead to malicious files. Ads and banners are also infection vectors...
University of Washington spyware study
...warez/piracy sites ranked the highest in downloading spyware...just opening the web page usually sets off an exploit, never mind actually downloading anything. And by the time the malware is finished downloading, often the machine is trashed and rendered useless.
Bad Web Sites: Malware
...One of the most aggressive and intrusive of all bad websites on the Internet are serial, warez, software cracking type sites...they sneak malware onto your system...Where do trojan viruses originate? One of the biggest malware distributors on the Internet are serial/warez/code cracking sites.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:43 PM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:28 AM
How were the detections actually reported?
Jotti's said 6 out of 20 reported infections on this file
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:41 PM
Edited by MAZACOTE71, 29 March 2011 - 06:47 PM.
Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:56 AM
Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:35 PM
There's only question you need to figure out.
With the existence of false positives, the existence of real viruses, the existence of real viruses that people will say is a false positive, and the existence of certain viruses that need the user to click install to get the virus onboard, and (one more time) the existence of NO REAL WAY TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between a real and a fake virus alert (for the average person),
1) My antivirus will protect me.
2) I trust the programmer who changed his name and replied to someone's comment about a virus, he says it is a false positive. So, umm, good enough. Click!
3) I don't care if it has a virus or not. I can't afford to pay for the software and I am determined to learn it. I will buy it if I ever get a job doing it.
For me there was only one question. If there exists "false positives" and there exists real viruses with ppl claiming that it is false,........does it matter? What choice do I have but to disable my antivirus completely. (Numerous reasons why an aspiring artist would need to use a cracked version of Maya. Who can pay 6000 dollars? or pay a monthly license? Learning another app is not feasible. Maya is hands down the BEST!!!)
The decision is simple....Do what you have to do or be told what not to do. How badly do you not want to pay for that game or use that app?
20 years of lifestyle changed in a week for me. I used to install anything and everything. Viruses and I had an understanding. Yes, I know my Windows is deteriorating, but thanks to this situation, I have learned how to automate Windows installations including software all wrapped up in an answer file. And so I had a system of learning and coexisting with the virus. I have no idea if it is a high school kid, North Korea, or the NSA. Who cares? I do not use my computer for important or sensitive things.
BUT IT ALL CHANGED. The laws have changed. People don't know it, but America is not the best country in the world anymore because of the internet and the laws. In America you can go to jail because a hacker put a file on your computer. So now I am busy disinfecting the software someone automated. (Basically that's what it is - automated installs with a virus added. When you click the keygen, you just gave the virus permission to exist. it is no longer a virus. It will walk, dance, do whatever, and your antivirus will probably ask it for a light, share a few jokes, exchange handshakes and walk away.
Oh by the way, the virus detected stands a pretty good chance that it's actually the virus that threw that alert to get you to click another permission.
I can only say that after 20 years of internet use downloading everything under the sun, the only reason I am not in jail might be because of the transparency in which I have lived my life. EVERYONE knows I am harmless, just curious. hahaha.
Do yourself a favor and watch some youtube videos on adding expoits to keygens...or even pictures. Yes, click a jpeg and get infected.
One 5 minute video on youtube should wake you right up. Look up the OWASP, DEFCON, Black Hat, White hat, or NSA stuff.Then learn how to make the packages you need, and stay offline. Use VM to go online.
Edited by S1Niz7el2, 15 June 2018 - 08:00 PM.
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