Windows 8 and Keygens

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, May 3, 2013.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
  2. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Jun 29, 2003
    Always have your anti-virus product set to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted apps & and avoid Keygens like the plague.

    Please consult your anti-virus documentation as product set-up for these detections will vary.
  3. er34

    er34 Guest

    I think that you usually use too strong word about some thing mentioned in forums - in this case,too. Like plague ?

    Even Microsoft writes that "Keygens are typically not very dangerous on their own".

    I also would not recommend Keygens mostly because of software piracy issues but to compare them with plague ... is too much.
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    I prefer to have PUPs not be detected, as some of the software I use is classified by some vendors as being potentially unwanted. I have a problem with PUP detection as usually it not made very clear that PUPs are programs that may be of little use, and therefore unwanted, and not actual threats leading to users thinking that a PUP is a virus.

    I agree with you about avoiding keygens, because it is best to purchase software. However it is very rare for a keygen iteslf to be malicious.
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