Gamespy Arcade

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Friend of Bill, May 12, 2003.

  1. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Downloaded it and ran Pest Patrol and guess what, it found two pieces of spyware. Why turn us on to something that contains spyware?:mad:
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    We didn't "turn" you onto it, the front page news is merely stating there is a new release of a piece of software that a lot of people (and therefore possibly some of our members) use.

    Although, now that you have bought this to our attention, perhaps someone else could check it out and possibly even amend the front page?
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Very well. I thought everything was first run through the QA department.:)
     
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Pest Patrol Log:


    :eek:
     
  5. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    A bit more detailed report:
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    In this case that was you. :p

    Did the program still run OK after deleting the spyware?
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    That'll be paranoia then :)

    Lets start at the top:

    countries.ini - contains a list of countries and their abbreviation.
    GSAPak.exe - used to update GSA from html or other programs to add support for new games.
    pw32.dll - an RTpatch componant, needed for the auto updater function in GSA.

    GSA does contain adverts if you are not a registered user, but I very much doubt it is spying on you!
     
  8. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    In response to Hipster D... yes, deleted to respective "spy" files and the program does run fine.
     
  9. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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  10. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Cool thanx (and cheaper).:)
     
  11. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    NP. Most people that I game with use ASE. There's no adware included. You can use it unregistered but the only drawback is that if the master servers are busy it reserves bandwidth for registered users and you get some msg stating its scanning servers 'the old way'. Plus you only get to add 4 users to your buddy list.

    Here's another FREE server browser with now spyware/adware:
    KQuery
     
  12. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    I find ASE to be best... Arenascout is good too (ties in with mIRC)
     
  13. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    I installed ASE the other day and not many people seem to Play MOHAA :(

    So i just to use GameSpy but when i Scaned for Spware dont seem to find any:confused: