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Keygens and cracks - NEVER safe

Post by Gabethebabe on 26th April 2010, 1:36 pm

This is an interesting example of why you should avoid keygens and cracks at all cost.

This is a virustotal report of a keygen, that in reality is a trojan, dropping an extremely nasty and persistent infection called TDL3 (the newest variant of TDSS, see more information here). This dropper is currently detected by the majority of the AVīs, as can be seen in the report. So what is the catch?

Well, look at this report here. The same file (compare the MD5-hash, if you want). The same trojan, but the VirusTotal report is 5 days older. ZERO detections. No AV picks up this threat.

If you are the type of person that likes to pirate software and you are extremely careful and submit every keygen/crack to VirusTotal before running it - congratulations. TDL3 jumped out of his 0-day dropper and sank its vicious teeth into your Operating System. Have a nice day.

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Re: Keygens and cracks - NEVER safe

Post by Dr Jay on 28th April 2010, 2:42 am

This is good information, but also malware advice. No more after this, until you graduate. Thanks.

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Post by intel14 on 30th April 2010, 5:44 pm

thanks for this info. Whoa!

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