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#1 spc3rd


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:44 PM

Good afternoon everyone,

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased and downloaded a game called Ocean Range 2 from the Arcadetown.com website.

I noticed when playing the game, that occasionaly the game seemed to "freeze-up" for 10 seconds or so before resuming normally. Then, when playing the game yesterday, the "freeze-up time" became significantly longer. The game next suddenly throws me out (i.e re-directed back to my Desktop screen), where the display "winked out" for a couple of seconds and a FATAL ERROR WARNING box opened on the top left side of my screen. (During this time, ironically, I could still hear the audio portion of the game itself).

I immediately shut down my computer and rebooted. I do not know if this incident was the result of malware or some other corruption of the game itself, but I have deleted the game and all files related to it off my system. Please note: After deleting the game, I ran full scans with Malwarebytes first, then with my McAfee AV software. No suspicious items were found.
In what little info I have been able to find on the Internet, some of it states that the Arcadetown.com site is known to have had problems with malware; other info states the site is safe.

My 2 questions to the community are these: IS the Arcadetown.com website (and its downloadable, paid games) REALLY safe? Are there any website sources which provide detailed information as to the safety of websites selling PC games for download?

Thank you for your time and any information! :mellow:


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