Website distributing cracked NOD32/instructions!

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by quexx88, Dec 13, 2004.

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  1. quexx88

    quexx88 Registered Member

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    I have stumbled upon a website offering instructions on cracking NOD32. If a moderator or Eset staff member happens to read this, PM me and I will send the link. Hopefully you can shut this pit of filth down. It really makes me sick.
     
  2. Blackspear

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    PM sent to you.

    Cheers

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  3. quexx88

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    Sent. Thank you.
     
  4. arrowsmithmidwest

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    thanks for letting all of us know, rather than keeping it quiet behind the scenes. :)

    Can you please keep this thread updated to i can see the outcome?

    Cheers
     
  5. quexx88

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    Absolutely. I'm looking forward to these ******** going down.
     
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    As promised, here's the long awaited update.

    I am still loathe to give out the link, but let's just say that their NOD32 page seems to be...missing...some "information" ;)

    Thanks a megaton Blackspear! I'm not quite sure what you (or Eset) did to that site, but damn, they got the job done.
     
  7. webyourbusiness

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    I guess it's not the same one I just found... pm me for that one. It was 1 google search and 3 clicks from the result.... :(
     
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    Mmm, searching Google, I found 64,600 cracks for Nod32. It's kind of hopeless trying to put these sites out of business. But look on the bright side, if there software is "cracked" maybe they will get a really bad virus. :rolleyes:
     
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    So in otherwords NOD could hire some lawyers and make money from these sites, or if not possible hire like a web admin to shut down these sites.

    Great stuff btw quexx88
     
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    Hopeless thing for ANY laywer.. :)

    Try and search for eset or NOD32 in EMULE.

    Lotes of cracks or username/passwords there as well.
     
  11. quexx88

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    Nothing wrong with striking at an easy target like that site, though. You won't eradicate it completely, but hey, it's fun and it's better than nothing.
     
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    In my eyes its wasting time.. but
    I guess if it would really bother ESET they would do something against it..
    But the number of honest customers seems to be high enough.. Thank god :)
     
  13. quexx88

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    How exactly is fighting piracy a "waste of time" in a situation like this? It probably only took an email to the offending website's host to get it shut down.

    Every little bit of lost revenue ultimately counts, especially for "smaller" companies like Eset who don't have the benefit of Symantec-style "bottomless pockets".
     
  14. webyourbusiness

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    IANAL... but Trademark and copyright laws in the US lose their teeth unless you enforce your rights under the law. If an infringer can PROVE that you knew of infringments on your copyright or trademark rights, they can effectively defeat any legal means you attempt to throw at them.

    ergo - enforcing legally protected works, no-matter how many more are out there is NOT a waste of time - it is ESSENTIAL if you wish to assert your rights under the law.

    regards

    Greg Hewitt-Long
     
  15. jg88swe

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    heh...

    yea sure its wrong creating cracks and use passwords...

    But think about all the people that relied on that site to provide them with cracks.... Now thoused of PC users wont have a Up-To-Date antivirus...

    ...great job....
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    Indeed it is.

    Turning the world upside down that is - thus no valid arguement at all, quite the opposite. In case anyone feels the need to use commercial software: cough up the bucks. If not: go for freeware alternatives. Simple as that.

    Cracking/key generators etc. are as old as commercial softwares exists. All commercial vendors are aware of it - Eset included, from day one. It's up to commercial software companies to take the appropriate counter measurements as happens all the time. An old, ongoing battle.

    Bear in mind though cracks/key generators etc. in the end will result in the paying customer picking up the bill: prices will go up in order to cope with the loss as a result of all this illegal free-riding. At the same time, vendors will do there upmost to keep up pace and make sure illegal use will be targetted as much as possible - and rightly so, on behalf of their company as well as their customers.

    Those using cracks etc. in the end do parasite, leaving honest people paying the bill. Great job indeed :rolleyes:.

    Last but not least: this is in fact an overall problem - hitting all commercial software vendors and their paying customers. Thus, in case in regard to Eset someone stumbles accross sites offering cracks etc.: just IM/PM Blackspear or Marcos. It will not end the battle - then again doing all one can to avoid abuse is in the interest of all, vendor and users alike.

    regards.

    paul
     
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    I couldn't have said it any better myself.
     
  18. SteelyDon

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    The internet has proved that there are a LOT more people willing and even eager, to lie, cheat, and steal, than was previously thought. Law and penalties keep a lot of people more-or-less in line, but when people can operate anonymously, as they can on the net, without fear of being discovered, they revert to their true form, and it's fairly ugly.

    If you want to know what people are really like, observe them when they think no-one is looking.
     
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    Cracks and keygens aren't all bad. Recently, the vendor of a software package I use (not security software) issued an update. The update essentially revoked my legitimate license, locking me out of the applications. Reverting to the old version would have been a PITA. Support didn't respond for days. So, I used a keygen, and made use of the update, until they felt like getting back to me with a new, working key.

    It's just an allegory, take it for what it's worth. I don't need a "Yeah, b-b-but that's an exception" speech.
     
  20. toolate

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    Snip ~ this is the Nod32 Support Forum, not a place to gloat about the use of cracks or sharing of such ~ Blackspear.
     
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    For ME it IS wasting time. My privat time. If a software-company doesn't want to have any illegal cracks/keygen. etc. out there in the net.. they should hire some guys what are looking out for such pages.

    But it cannot be that I have to send the links to microsoft/eset/trendmicro with links to cracksites. astalavista or something like are up for YEARS.. and where they ever down? WILL they ever be done? I dont think so.

    Years ago.. McAfee had a ftp-Server for MORE than 2 YEARS.. 'save' with a 3 digits passwort ... is that random or stupidnes when ALL software package was on that ftp-server as a full/delux - version?

    Its of course not good to use cracked software.. and I am not using any of it either.. But be honest.. when you guys where 15 or 16 years old.. did you pay ALL your software what you where using at the time? I bet you did NOT.

    But did you have a choice? WHen you are applying for a job.. they ask you 'Are you fit with word / excel etc...' how can you answer that question with YES when you didnt use a illegal copy. Some cases excluded of course.. but the 'normal' teens aren't able to buy a office pack for some 100's of dollars. But they are also chance less when they don't get the knowledge they need to get a job.

    But that goes to far.. its just my oppinion.. I hope thats ok.. I live in germany.. and I am used to publish my oppinion about everything. I am NOT saying that cracking and hacking is good. But a LITTLE bit understandable sometimes.

    For me at least.
     
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  22. eisefr

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    true... but its interesting though.
     
  23. Edwin024

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    Eisefr, I fully agree with your words in your posting before your last in this thread. We should be not more Roman than the pope...
     
  24. Blackspear

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    The post was sniped due to the person purely gloating about how cracks for Nod32 were now out amongst the internet...

    Cheers

    Blackspear.
     
  25. Labrie

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    hello guys! interesting thread...my opinon about cracking is that obviously is not right...but we have to differenciate some things.

    I personally think that if a big company, who uses abusing market tools -recently they were sanctioned by the EU- or behave ilegally...mmm..they dont deserve any kind of respect...for instance: MICROSOT...I have purchase all their products i have running in my pc...but ethically they deserve bein cracked...BAD GUYSS...and besides i think recently was discovered that they also used cracked programs...what a bunch of hypocrits.

    Another company that deserves bein cracked is Norton...they use ilegal tools...accordin to spanish and UE consumer protecting laws...there should be the same requirements to purchase a service as unisntalling that service...hehe..obviously no more comments are needed, we all know how painful is unisntalling norton...therefore...the "zorro spirit" is wellcome again to me...though i dont want norton even if it was for free... :D

    Finally if companies, small or big, do an honest work, a right service...and dont break consumer laws....IM STRONGLY AGAINST CRACKING!! particuraly small companies like Nod32 or the ones that are starting like EWIDO.

    Regards...its just my opinion.

    :D
     
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