does a 'crack' ALWAYS contain a virus?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by xTiNcTion, Jun 5, 2005.

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  1. xTiNcTion

    xTiNcTion Registered Member

    Oct 25, 2003

    many computers i've seen for repair have a folder with various cracks. Backup files and scan for viruses... but it is not common find a virus in a crack o_O
    i use that single-file online virus scanners (e.g KAV, RAV, VirusTotal) and nothing is found

    of course 'many' times i've found viruses but is not as usual as i expected.

    are crack becoming safer or antivirus not detecting...? :)
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    It depends: cracks are usually not infected by the developers of the cracks (the crackers). Sometimes, however, the people who make cracks available for download (the hosters) infect them with an additional trojan or spyware component etc. The same applies to cracks spread via filesharing networks. Therefore, it is dangerous to use cracks unless you know what you do. (It goes without saying that the use of cracks may also be illegal.)
  4. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    It goes without saying that the use of cracks is an act of stealing, and therefor ANY user who uses a crack is a THIEF !!!

    Can we now stop talking about all this crap !!!

    This board was never meant to be a discussion board about cracks !
    I can tell you, I was here from day one.
  5. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    Frankly, I have to agree with Jan on this. This forum's position is that using cracks is illegal - period. We would never condone their use under any circumstances, even if someone feels justified because they bought and then somehow lost their license, or anything else like that.

    Whether cracks contain some form of malware or not is a question for another online forum - not Wilders. This thread is closed, and this topic will not be discussed here.
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