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Offline alicialeuner

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Is GOG.com distributing virus-infected video games for PC?
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:57:05 AM »
In “Google News” a news story appeared that the company GOG.com was giving away old video games that they usually sell. I investigated and the site seemed safe. Many recommend it. So I downloaded several video games, but without installing them; I only opened four RAR files that were compressed and the content was avatar photos and manuals. Pass AVAST antivirus over open files and applications. Don't install the apps yet. AVAST said it had found no problems.
However, the next day, I still did not install the programs and anyway I noticed that the computer was very slow. The following day, AVAST issued an alert notice; something like: The process shield is disabled; activate it to continue providing security!
Coincidence or is GOG.com distributing Russian viruses?

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Re: Is GOG.com distributing virus-infected video games for PC?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 03:56:30 PM »
Hi alicialeuner,

Despite there is no detection, with a service like this you pay with all your data.
When this is what you expect, all right, but be aware of the following, your privacy protection and security isn't optimal.

See all the redirects given here: https://aw-snap.info/file-viewer/?protocol=secure&ref_sel=GSP2&ua_sel=ff&chk-cache=&fs=1&tgt=d3d3LmddZy5eXW0%3D~enc
ad-laden site: A number of privacy protection projects maintain lists of known web trackers. These trackers will be in most cases effectively blocked by their browser extensions:
Tracker adroll (category advertising) will be blocked by privacybadger
-> https://webcookies.org/cookies/www.gog.com/3155561   with a minus-2 security score.

10 security hints here: https://webhint.io/scanner/7681a40d-603c-4252-8113-aff07b17d06b#category-security
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Snooping-site with insecure tracking: This website is insecure.
100% of the trackers on this site could be protecting you from NSA snooping. Tell newtab to fix it.

 All trackers
At least 11 third parties know you are on this webpage.

 -www.gog.com
 -Google
 -www4-static.gog-statics.com
 -menu-static.gog-statics.com
 -images-3.gog-statics.com
 -images-1.gog-statics.com
 -images-2.gog-statics.com
 -images-4.gog-statics.com
 -images.gog-statics.com
 -Google
-api.gog.com -api.gog.com

 Tracker could be tracking safely if this site was secure.

JavaScript errors on page: ypeError: Cannot read property 'publish' of undefined
 /:18839

Cannot read property 'publish' of undefined
 /accessTokenClient.js:1

TypeError: Cannot read property 'sendPromotionView' of undefined
 /:2712

TypeError: Cannot read property 'sendPromotionView' of undefined
 /:5505
uMatrix blocks - /assets/js/footer/v2/bundle_min.73dade13e1676ee843823b9144bb3b206a81bdd0.js  etc.

Have a nice day,

polonus (volunteer 3rd party cold recon website security analyst and website error)
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Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

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Re: Is GOG.com distributing virus-infected video games for PC?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 02:48:57 AM »
You are very kind. Thanks Asyn; Thanks Polonus. The information they gave me is very helpful.
I hope everything goes well when I install a game.

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Re: Is GOG.com distributing virus-infected video games for PC?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 05:41:26 AM »
You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.3.2402.Beta#1 [UI.506] - CC 5.65 - EEK - Firefox ESR 68.7 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 68.7 - ASB/ASL.BC
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