"Official" Scirra Toolbar (yeah, right)

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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:10 am

officialscirra.ourtoolbar.com (edit: be careful if you visit - this is malware)

Ran into this while surfing on the net. Looks like some sort of scam toolbar or something...
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:25 am

It's very old and is malware which will attempt to steal your passwords so don't install it! Someone posted it to the forum back in 2008 as an attack, so this isn't new.

I'm un-hyperlinking the URL just to be sure no post skimmers try installing it...
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:26 am

I believe this was that spyware toolbar made by Liji back in the day. It snagged people's account info if I remember correctly.

Don't install this. Stay far away.


Eh, yeah what Ash said. He beat me but dammit, I'm gonna post anyway.
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:26 am

Nooooo! They stole my dog! :cry:
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:34 am

Figures, anything with "official" in the name that very clearly isn't official is bound to be spyware. I remember seeing that topic earlier but didn't realize this was the same. Good to know anyway, but I think something should be done to make that thing disappear from the web if possible... Though I don't think Conduit whatever will stop with their shady business with just an e-mail, but hey, it'd say it's worth a try.
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:39 am

Most modern browsers have a way to report web forgeries/malware websites, so you could try hitting that as well.
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:47 am

That's a good idea. Reported it to Google & Mozilla.
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:02 pm

Why would somebody do that to an open-source project as awesome as Construct!? Likely a plot from Microsoft, I'm sure! :evil:
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:15 pm

[quote="beatthelastboss":2pocajw3]Likely a plot from Microsoft, I'm sure! :evil:[/quote:2pocajw3] Oh gee another "M$" hater, why steal accounts from people, when people simply give them money?
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Post » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:58 pm

[quote="beatthelastboss":ewgo7ggo]Why would somebody do that to an open-source project as awesome as Construct!?[/quote:ewgo7ggo]
Liji is someone who believes Construct is an illegal version of MMF. He was (as Deadeye stated) the asswipe behind this malware.
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