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Trojan inside a setup for a game

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:15 am
by Pur
So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?

Re: Trojan inside a setup for a game

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:28 am
by GreenHouse
Pur wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:15 am
So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?
There's a webpage that used to add its own DRM and Adware in their uploads. So it wouldn't be a surprise If it was because the setup included some shady stuff. I got the Hoodlum release and had no problem with viruses. So it might be something from the specific place you chose to download it.

Re: Trojan inside a setup for a game

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:09 pm
by Pur
GreenHouse wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:28 am
Pur wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:15 am
So, I saw the Hoodlum release of Close to the Sun is detected by Windows Defenders as a trojan (for the setup).
Of course I didn't download it, but I'm curious on why the setup is detected as a trojan, since generally the false positives are for the cracks itself, usually all the other files are exactly the same as the original release and only the crack is changed.

People say it's a false positive, but I really doubt, what's a competent opinion on this?
There's a webpage that used to add its own DRM and Adware in their uploads. So it wouldn't be a surprise If it was because the setup included some shady stuff. I got the Hoodlum release and had no problem with viruses. So it might be something from the specific place you chose to download it.
I read multiple reports in different places about this, so I doubt it's specific of a site, more of the release. I don't pirate games, but I was curious because I saw so many comments under the release in different sites and it's not really normal, considering usually what is modified is the .exe with a crack, not the entire setup.