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Offline midnight

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 10:44:09 PM »
Well the hpHosts Online EMD classification is clear enough.
Quttera's scanning of download.wildtangent dot com flags:
Potentially Suspicious files: 2
File size[byte]:   
164
Severity:   
Potentially Suspicious
Details:   
Detected unconditional redirection to external web resource.
Reason:   
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="0; url=htxp://www.wildgames.com">
MD5:   
1090EFAE5FF2F9C3D2C0F37DCD075A86
Scan duration[sec]:   
0.001000
index
File size[byte]:   
4294967295
Severity:   
Potentially Suspicious
Details:   
Detected unconditional redirection to external web resource.
Reason:   
Detected HTTP redirection to htxp://download.wildgames.com/index.htm.
MD5:   
00000000000000000000000000000000
Scan duration[sec]:   
0.001000
Further consider these scan results for the redirection URL: http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/f956a5a4db874ec58fe521dc79908590-1355086408
And a nice collection of undesirables and malware on that akamai download IP: http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/show/a7e64172a6a3ae23ff2944c2839236dd-1336415622 See for what has been collected there this link:
: http://xml.ssdsandbox.net/ip?ip=96.17.161.154 (oldies but an old fox you know......)

I would stay away,

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Wildtangent games were pre-installed on my newest computer and I haven't had any problems.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 10:50:51 PM »
Not something I would keep on my computer.
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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 11:07:39 PM »
Not something I would keep on my computer.

I've never played any of the games but since it has been on my computer for 6 months, not causing any problems I see no reason to uninstall WildTangent.

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 11:13:23 PM »
Not something I would keep on my computer.

I've never played any of the games but since it has been on my computer for 6 months, not causing any problems I see no reason to uninstall WildTangent.
uninstalling everything you dont need/use....give you more disk space...quicker start up....quicker scan time for avast....etc etc etc

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2012, 11:47:48 PM »
Hi -midnight,

I think you did not completely understand what we have been discussing and demonstrating here. Else you would not have posted this nonsense. Installation of WildTangent Games from certain download sites on the Internet can be risky because these downloads can come with additional crap and can also be downright malicious in some cases. In that place pre-scanning is a must, else the  one that downloads could be playing a kind of Russian roulette and risk some malcode infection...
Bundled softwares that comes pre-installed by computer vendors is another issue. There the only issue can be adware or crapware and these bundled installs in most cases come malware free. Who would buy a computer with pre-installed malcode on it. No one.
So with your remarks you are actually going "off topic", because the two subjects downloads from an Internet download site and computer software bundled installs are two completely different kettles of fish,

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Re: Avast terminates installation of WildTangent Games
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 02:55:15 AM »
Hi -midnight,

I think you did not completely understand what we have been discussing and demonstrating here. Else you would not have posted this nonsense. Installation of WildTangent Games from certain download sites on the Internet can be risky because these downloads can come with additional crap and can also be downright malicious in some cases. In that place pre-scanning is a must, else the  one that downloads could be playing a kind of Russian roulette and risk some malcode infection...
Bundled softwares that comes pre-installed by computer vendors is another issue. There the only issue can be adware or crapware and these bundled installs in most cases come malware free. Who would buy a computer with pre-installed malcode on it. No one.
So with your remarks you are actually going "off topic", because the two subjects downloads from an Internet download site and computer software bundled installs are two completely different kettles of fish,



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Excuse me for going "off topic."
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 02:57:51 AM by -midnight »