lately there were a high number of posts which contained malware. I know it's a regular problem and we can't stop it for 100%. But I still wanted to inform you guys to open your eyes and help the staff (and the users) to keep d3scene as good as clean.
Some advices to detect malware:
- Be ALWAYS distrustful to new users ('1-poster') who post attachments or links to downloads.
- Be skeptical to users who spammed their posts to create threads with links/downloads.
- Executable files (.exe .scr. .bat and so on) should TURN ON your ALARM BELLS. Never trust them blind.
- People who have bypassed the link restriction to publish their stuff are often more suspicious.
- Don't trust virustotal (jotti and so on) results and always scan the files on your own. The results are often faked.
- Don't trust if the files are in an archive and there are .dll files, configs or readmes in there. These files are often used to let look the malware as a legit software.
- Don't even trust if the files look legit because they are often crypted or binded to clean software.
- Be distrustful at thread titles like '[HACK] NEW UNDETECTED MEGA UBERLEET MULTIHACK FREE'. Spreaders just want to bait you so don't be foolish ;-) If there will be a new hack for a popular game you will see it on an official way on d3scene.
- USE COMMON SENSE!
What YOU can do with suspicious or infected files on d3scene.com:
- Scan the files on your own via an online virus scanner like virustotal.com (search on d3scene for 'Virus Scans' and you'll find a list in the Operating System subforum).
- Scan the files via an online sandbox like Anubis (there is a list in the same thread 'Virus Scans').
- Run the files in your offline sandbox like Sandboxie or in a virtual machine like VirtualBox.
- Reverse or analyze the suspicious files if you have the knowledge.
- REPORT THE POST/THREAD by using the report-feature so that the staff can delete/check/edit it or at least post in the thread that the files are probably infected so that the staff can get attention.