Discussion in 'polls' started by nikanthpromod, Dec 25, 2009.
Do you visit illegal cracks keygenerator sites??
I regularly visit some sites. Ive bookmarked those sites Because they have a large collection of new malwares that many AVs cannot detect. I collect those malwares for testing purposes
I used to, but since I moved to freeware I visit only nodvd cracks for games, which contains no mallware. It is good for testing games or playing without DVD.
I do occasionally to try out a new security setup. Crack sites are usually a good way to get hit with malware real quick like.
The only reason I'd go to one of those sites is to check out a malware link.
While doing that, the browser permissions are nailed right down.
There is no other reason for me to want to visit such a site.
Like going to a crack den.
I've gone to them since the times before there was such things as HIPS, sandboxing, and all this other jazz. Remember when a virus was just a virus? It's funny, I've caught more malware from websites like Download.com and Softpedia than I have going to and using warez and torrent websites and using P2P apps. And *gasp, the horror!*...I only use an AV for protection if you don't count Firefox and a couple of extensions as extra security. Still clean, still having fun.
Often visit sites which have no dvd games same as TOMxEU.
I've only went looking for malware on purpose once and the keyword I used in the search engine was keygen. It didn't take long before I was in Russia with 2 malware samples.
So far it looks like crack sites are good for only one thing... Collecting malware
I have no idea if there are any "legit" crack sites. My whole security setup revolves around me only removing safe items from sandboxie and one of my rules is only download from "well known reputable" sites. Crack sites do not qualify .
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Cracks ?? Whats that ??
If you insist on playing in the middle of the road, you have to expect that you'll eventually get hit by a car. That sort of thing is best left to the experts.
dont worry i have helmet and all other protections.
if im hit , i have the power to rollback time
I wonder if you can do that on a personal, organic basis? As a favour. For a friend, you understand...
Crack sites are great for picking up malware samples.
Never I too.
Most of the cracks are not detected by AV except for one Avira
in my opinion Dr.web is the only AV that consistently detected almost all new malwares.
and sometimes all that doesn't work
When I was beta testing SSM, I visited every crack site I could find, and walked away unharmed every time. My security setup lets me go anywhere I want with no problems.
As for actually using crack sites, I've picked up a few items over the years. Most have since been replaced with available freeware and Open Source apps. There are a couple things I've kept and still use, but they'll be replaced eventually. All of the apps I've obtained were examined on a separate test unit first, so there's no risk to my primary PCs..
Based on the proactive tests from AV C., Avira scored ~75% in detection of new mallware and that was the max, so I would not trust any AV with that.
By the way, crack detected as mallware does not have to be a mallware, it is just the way companies treat with warez and it is working, most people believe, that cracks = mallware, though it is mostly nonsense. There are webpages, that add mallware to cracks or simple propose, that it is a crack, but it is not, it is just a way to infect users just like Windows Antispyware 2010. Even developers themself put infected warez there to protect from pirates or just to track them down.
That time i was not using my helmet.Rollback RX
They didnt test Dr.web
They have to agree to be tested and Dr. Web didn't like the results they were getting and withdrew sometime ago.
Certain keygens and cracks meant for a particular applications(say any AV), they are detected by that AV only because that might tamper the product and so they may lose sales as their product can be cracked and can be used freely so what is the best thing to do for them just add defs to their database and whenever that crack is executed the AV flags them as malware.
They claim that they detect only those malware that seriously can cause system instability. Their main policy is not to heed on crap malware that don't do anything to the system that might be the reason that their detection might be low in many tests.
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