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If you don't have a firewall, or if your firewall does not warn you when new, unrecognised and untrusted software is trying to connect to the internet please follow these steps:

 

  • Find your router
  • Rip your router away from any connected cables
  • Open the nearest window
  • Throw your router out of it
  • Close the window

lol'd hard on this. 

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Bah, it's not like changing all your passwords will help if you have a trojan. Quite the contrary actually, since keyloggers will then be able to access whatever passwords aren't saved on the PC when you type them...

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I saw one of these trojans appear on the Nexus the other day. I wish there was a mod report button or something.

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I knew something was up a couple weeks ago when I saw BSAOpt re-uploaded with no comments and the description was just copy-pasted from the real BSAOpt page. Glad I didn't download it.

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This is part of the (justifiable) reason that modders get criticized for not writing up adequate descriptions on their newly posted mod files, and rightfully so, in my opinion. There's a certain matter of trust when it comes to installing a relatively unknown and unrated file from an unrated or unknown author. Obviously, a balance has to be struck. But I always get a laugh when a juvenile modder will post a new file with a craptastic description, no images (if applicable) or other necessary information. Amazingly, there are many who will still download such...products.

 

The "fake" posting of well known mods (Mod Organizer, for instance) is very bothersome...I could see how someone newish might fall for that.

Edited by Kuldebar

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This is one of the reasons I scan anything I download on Windows with at least 3 scanners and only download from sites I know, or have been referred to by a friend and always double check to make sure I'm downloadig what I think I'm downloading and from where.

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DoubleYou, there is a report button for mods, its right below the version number called "Report"

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This is one of the reasons I scan anything I download on Windows with at least 3 scanners and only download from sites I know, or have been referred to by a friend and always double check to make sure I'm downloadig what I think I'm downloading and from where.

I've recently installed antivirus (ESET Smart Security) after about at least 10 years of running without one. Gives me a good feeling of being safe.

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Funny you'd feel safe with an antivirus that never picks up on any of the trojans that a friend of mine codes, even if all other AVs from virustotal do...

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No antivirus is 100%, and I will go with global years-lasting reputation rather than forum rumours :P

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Avast and AVG are the two leading free anti virus programs that I would recommend. Both were winners in many tests over the past few years. Malwarebytes Anti Malware is a good tool as well. Add Windows Firewall to it and with these 3 programs you're pretty safe, provided you will scan all downloaded files.

I've recently installed antivirus (ESET Smart Security) after about at least 10 years of running without one. Gives me a good feeling of being safe.

I have a friend who always claimed he didn't need an antivirus and he's PC is perfectly safe without one. He came over one day with an USB stick to bring me some documentary movies. I ran a scanner on it. Over 500 (sic!) viruses and bugs were found. 10 years with no antivirus? Thanks for letting me know, now I'll know not to get any files from you :DSent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

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10 years with no antivirus? Thanks for letting me know, now I'll know not to get any files from you :D

Lmao! Hey I have this awesome screensaver with Sasha Grey, go check it out!

No, seriously, if you are just a bit above basic user and possess some common sense, you don't need an antivirus. Of course, there are some other important factors, like not using Windows XP, having firewall running, router properly configured, and ideally Adblock Plus installed. Honestly, that's all you need.

I scanned my PC a few times over the years and always was clean.

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10 years with no antivirus? Thanks for letting me know, now I'll know not to get any files from you :D

Hey, I've not used any AV software in the last 10 years as well, but I can assure you my PC is clean, simply because I rarely download any executables, and I always run them through virustotal before installing them :P

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