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BREAKING NEWS: TSR INSTALLS SPYWARE!
« on: 2009 July 21, 01:30:20 »
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We bring you the shocking news of the latest TSR atrocity: SPYWARE AND VIRII!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so have at it.
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« Reply #1 on: 2009 July 21, 01:42:18 »
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I guess that's what I get for heading down to that part of town without protection... I feel so dirty.
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« Reply #2 on: 2009 July 21, 01:59:30 »
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Well, at least it's somewhat comforting that I apparently use the same anti-spyware program as Pescado.
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« Reply #3 on: 2009 July 21, 01:59:58 »
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Wtf is this?  What does that actually mean? Not cool at all.
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« Reply #4 on: 2009 July 21, 02:01:08 »
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Glad I wasn't interested. Nice save Pescado!
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« Reply #5 on: 2009 July 21, 02:03:49 »
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This comes as no fuckin' surprise at all.
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« Reply #6 on: 2009 July 21, 02:08:21 »
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Wtf is this? 

Completely unsurprising news.

What does that actually mean?

It means TSR is infecting your boxxen with unnecessary and potentially damaging crap, either deliberately or due to incompetence.

Not cool at all.

No, but most people who have been paying attention for the last few years are almost tapped out of outrage at this point. Saying "TSR sucks nards" is self-evident and stating the obvious, much like saying "Sky is usually blue during the daytime."
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« Reply #7 on: 2009 July 21, 02:25:07 »
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Well, at least it's somewhat comforting that I apparently use the same anti-spyware program as Pescado.

Thats what my first thought was too.  I certainly am not surprised about the news but I do feel better about my chosen protection.
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« Reply #8 on: 2009 July 21, 02:25:18 »
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Thanks for the break down.  Tongue  I still don't understand what the file in question actually does.
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« Reply #9 on: 2009 July 21, 02:25:29 »
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To be fair, those screens are from Shane, who linked em on MTS IRC chat Wink That's his AV app.

I'm sure Pescado hunts down his viruses with a crossbow and finishes em off with his teeth.
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« Reply #10 on: 2009 July 21, 02:27:34 »
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I am not surprised by that. I have gotten viruses from them before. Stopped using them before Sims 2 came out.
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« Reply #11 on: 2009 July 21, 02:30:27 »
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To be fair, those screens are from Shane, who linked em on MTS IRC chat Wink That's his AV app.

I'm sure Pescado hunts down his viruses with a crossbow and finishes em off with his teeth.

See, that how I thought Pescado would deal with a virus as well.  I still like it better than others I have used.
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« Reply #12 on: 2009 July 21, 02:35:59 »
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I guess that's what I get for heading down to that part of town without protection... I feel so dirty.
Dirty girl! DIRTY GIRL!

You should have been using a condom with spermicidal lube, a dental dam, douching afterwards (I know, douching is bad for you, but this is TSR), and then following up with a gyno appointment in a week.

I use Malware Bytes, Comodo, and Avast. Avast proved itself to be effective just this week. That siren is scary.
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« Reply #13 on: 2009 July 21, 02:39:18 »
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The other day I went on there for the shits and grins. It was ad city, which is kind of fucked up for a pay site. I mean how greedy can you get? But then I thought okay whatever. Then my web browser gets hijacked and taken to some completely different page that's all black except for a video player and some commercials and an ad for a show that I can't stop from playing are playing.

So I think okay I can just click somewhere to skip the ad and go back to where I was because that's how those obnoxious as work everywhere else.

Nope. No click through. No way to exit. I'm stuck with some damed video running on a all black background at some site I didn't choose to go to. So I just closed the damned browser down.

And of course three more windows of bullshit pop up.  Roll Eyes

Luckily, I didn't catch anything from it, but seriously? Is that the kind of shit you have to go through to go to their site if you don't subscribe? And I sincerely hope the people dumb enough to pay aren't subjected to that too.
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« Reply #14 on: 2009 July 21, 03:21:04 »
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Well, this is my first post. I'm Shane - the taker of the aforementioned screencaps.

To answer questions asked here & pmbd, the alerts came up both while installing, launching and running the program.

-On installation the program adds itself to the startup registry without asking permission. This means by default it will try to launch every time Windows does. (I didn't screencap this 'alert')

-When launching the program, the  "Attempts to communicate with the internet" alert popped up. This is so the program can show you the latest subscriber downloads available on TSR, as well as offer you 30% off a subscription. This connection between the workshop and TSR is always open, the program launches with Windows if you remember.

Screencap of this:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj211/ShanOw0/tsrtool.jpg

- When using the various 'features' or saving a file using the tool, the program library injection alert popped up.
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« Reply #15 on: 2009 July 21, 03:54:15 »
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TSR has some 'splainin' to do.  I suppose they might have a good excuse.  It should be amusing, at least.

Avast really is the best.  When I had a persistent rootkit problem, Avast was the only scanner that was able to catch it out of several I tried.
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« Reply #16 on: 2009 July 21, 04:39:31 »
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Although if anyone would like to brave the depths of TSR to bring me the cleaned up Sims 3 files (especially the toddler hair) I would be forever in their debt.
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« Reply #17 on: 2009 July 21, 05:23:09 »
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Although if anyone would like to brave the depths of TSR to bring me the cleaned up Sims 3 files (especially the toddler hair) I would be forever in their debt.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/zcmmnyytgtt/Cemre_Mesh_ToddHair008.package

It's just the package file, so no need to extract it, run it through any installers or anything of that sort. I downloaded the sims3pack then ran it through Pescado's recompressor tool, then extracted the package and named it a sensible name, not the EA jibberish.

Just tested it in my game and it's working fine and nothing exploded so far. Tongue

Edit: Put it in Mods/Packages/ or Mod/Packages/Skins or somewhere along those lines.
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« Reply #18 on: 2009 July 21, 05:35:28 »
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Awesome.  That's what I was looking for.

But let's not make this just be a THANKS THIS IS GREAT post.  What exactly did the spyware try to do?
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« Reply #19 on: 2009 July 21, 05:37:26 »
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Oh, ugh. Thank everything that I didn't use this. I started the installer(Didn't go any further) and lost my cool when my computer starting slowing to a crawl while I was being web-raped impregnated.

Of course this could've been due to the fact that my computer was stupid at the time (my card was in the process of dying, has nothing to do with that but still, wouldn't put anything past old faithful) but lets just blame it on TSR, since their installation is the stupidest thing in the world. Don't remember the details, just remember it was a painful and tedious process.
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« Reply #20 on: 2009 July 21, 09:19:11 »
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DEATH TO T$R!!!
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« Reply #21 on: 2009 July 21, 14:52:54 »
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@TSR: $&§!%)§#$ (CENSORED)  Angry
I will spread this information to all my friends!
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« Reply #22 on: 2009 July 21, 15:25:24 »
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So TSR gets über-pissed when some one pirates their content and when someone actually pays for their content, they screw them over. Thank God I never liked TSR because I swear to God that web site is so stupid.
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« Reply #23 on: 2009 July 21, 15:34:48 »
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I smell lawsuit, hopefully  Cool
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« Reply #24 on: 2009 July 21, 16:43:47 »
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I actually posted some houses there. Then I came here about a month ago.. Am now in the loop. F*ck Them.
They charge money for some really stupid shit too.
Some of their "Featured Content" made it to GoS's worst finds thread. Nuff Said
Wow... I feel like I just joined TSR Anonymous or something... do I get a chip? lol
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