Dead Space 2 Discussion
New software, legally acquired may be infected.
Considering EA's past, I wouldn't put it past them to use draconian measures to protect their profits even if it is dangerous to the people acquiring their software legally.
All I'm saying is don't discount any warning from any legitimate anti virus software.
[Edited by moderator Neo7, 3/9/2011 7:02:26 AM]
Each Anti-Virus is programmed in a different way and some even don't update their virus definitions so often. So its better to rely on a decent Anti-Virus that has positive reviews all over.
Legal softwares do not have virus like function that infringe your privacy by stealing passwords/data or doing any other forms of damage. They usually just check for your registration info on their servers and if you seem to get the license illegally - It would blacklist you. And for this very reason, some Anti-Virus detect it as a virus.
Also please inform yourself before making remarks on others and stop being so skeptical. Everything depends on the source where you get things from. There are many nasty people on the internet that infect legal software and then spread it all over. So just make sure you are getting it off a legitimate source.
I am aware that an anti virus program may report a false positive. Still I will investigate before continuing. Please don't waste my time defending your trainers, I have no interest in them to begin with. If however, you have information pertaining to the false positive with a reference to a reputable source, for example, EA or AVG or any other you feel is reputable, please do tell me of these.
Besides, you telling me the trainers on this site are falsely reported as infected, since you obviously frequent these forums, is a bit like the wolf telling me he won't eat my sheep. I'm not likely to believe it.
[Edited by Bidoc, 3/8/2011 11:36:05 AM]
Getting to the point, isn't it obvious that spreading viruses isn't actually good for EA's business? Its illegal and unethical to begin with. Doing so will make them cyber criminals.
This game is protected by the latest version of SolidShield (Copy Protection if you recall). What this protection does is use the internet or the phone for activating the game. So of course there will be certain functions that will be marked suspicious by an Anti-Virus.
activation_x86.dll (Or the file similar to that name) is getting detected as a virus here, if I recall. This is because this is the main library of SolidShield. You may want to google this and further understand how copy protections work and how it conflicts with many of such abysmal Anti-Virus scanners like AVG.
I did say EA may resort to draconian measure to protect their profits without regard to customers.
If you know anything about EA's history, you can not refute this statement.
finally some useful information.
[Edited by Bidoc, 3/8/2011 11:46:07 AM]
By draconian measures, the maximum EA can do is make produce a DRM (Which is already has) that closes the game if the computer is not connected to the internet.
So all it can do is protect its games with some tricky protections (Like IP bans?) which in the end will prove to be troublesome for us end users. It cannot do anything further. Their are privacy infringement laws that restrict them to do so.
So I will refute to your statement. A legal software will not be legal if it has a virus. Sure it can be infected, but not by the original authors.
therefore, whenever any av program reports a possible infection from
ea software, I will most definately investigate.
Shall I continue?
[Edited by Bidoc, 3/8/2011 12:05:45 PM]
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