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Fan Game ATTENTION: "Sonic Gather Battle" fangame is malware

Discussion in 'Creation Labs' started by GerbilSoft, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. GerbilSoft

    GerbilSoft E Rank Member

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    The fangame "Sonic Gather Battle" is malware.

    • If you attempt to search for "Hack" or similar keywords while the game is running, it will attempt to kill the browser.
    • If it thinks you're trying to tamper the game, it will remotely blacklist your system, and the only way to unblacklist it is to convince the developer that you're not trying to steal his precious sprites.
    • It exhibits a lot of other malware-like behavior, including storing a hash of your system information on a remote server, and creating a DLL file, loading it, and deleting it.
    More information: https://www.reddit.com/r/SonicTheHe..._fangame_sonic_gather_battle_has_a_malicious/

    This game was previously featured in SAGE 2016. Needless to say, the developer is now banned from SAGE.
     
  2. YB-san

    YB-san 麻宮アテナ行きます〜!

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    i'm all for permission/credit with sprites and whatnot, but wow this guy's going really far with his garbage
     
  3. DarkVampireDee

    DarkVampireDee Friendly Vampire Pixel Artist

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  4. TheMarioAmigos

    TheMarioAmigos Sonic Forces everyone to be memes

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    I used to find a way to play the game, but wow, the man behind it is like a baby that like owns everything that is in the fangame.
    He is stupid, if he came in, prepare your pitchforks!
     
  5. Steveno98

    Steveno98 E Rank Member

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    To my great good fortune, I never played it before it became aware of this shocking news, otherwise my personal data would certainly be at risk.

    But then all this mess to protect in a miserable "his" sprites, and I put the quotes because they are not really his own, then maybe there may be some sprite made by him but I would still doubt.
     
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