To add to what Quietman and Animal have said:
While we will help those who use pirated software with malware removal or other issues we will NOT help them if they clearly state or imply they want to use pirated software on their computers. It is up to each member of the malware removal team and the membership to decide whether or not to help someone who has issues that may or may not be related to pirated software.
We will NOT help them if they say they want to use a program but have no license key for it and ask "how do I get around this?" Every once in a while someone will want to know that.
We will NOT be a party to helping them obtain "something for nothing".Bleeping Computer rules
No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.
Helping them get around restrictions software vendors have in place equals encouraging them to use pirated software.
So far, I have seen two threads shut down because of pireted software
Which two are your referring to?
My question is, Can and do you guys ever catch them without them slipping it out? while helping them fix it.
I see you guys have them post logs sometimes and started wondering if you could tell by that
The answer to both of those is YES.
We have members and staff who are very skilled at seeing things in logs that will let them know that pirated software is installed. Please do not ask what those things are because we will not tell you what they are.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 18 June 2015 - 03:20 PM.