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« on: August 18, 2008, 01:04:27 pm »

I noticed everytime I play Open Arena, my Spy Sweeper finds an adware called Powerstrip. it might be a good idea to find where it's hiding and get rid of it in the next release.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 01:48:58 pm »

O_o !!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 06:36:18 pm »

Kaan, are you sure it's not something already on your computer, like an additional search toolbar in Internet Explorer?  (Google says stuff, but be wary of, uh... poor information (you know, stuff like "Y0UR côMPUTêr h45 Beên iNfêc7êd! C1iCK H3r3!").  That website probably doesn't look so good, either...)


(Not related to the Entech PowerStrip we know and love.)
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 09:51:08 pm »

um, this game is open source so if you'd like to point out the maliciious code I'd love to see it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 01:26:31 am »

There is no adware in OpenArena. The Windows binaries are compiled through linux, and there is no installer.

Maybe you're confusing it with AlienArena2008 which did have some suspicious ware with it.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 09:01:18 am »

I noticed everytime I play Open Arena, my Spy Sweeper finds an adware called Powerstrip. it might be a good idea to find where it's hiding and get rid of it in the next release.

1- PowerStrip isn't an adware, it's a GPU utility commonly installed with ATI drivers. Thats why it's called everytime you launch a game like OpenArena. You can uninstall it from the windows control panel.
More infos on Softpedia (a software repository specalised in adware-free softwares):
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/PowerStrip-Download-6833.html

2- OpenArena is a free software (as in beer and free speech) so you can take a look into the sourcecode if you doubt.

3- Take another spyware spotter like SpyBot, because Spy Sweeper is highly unreliable.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 09:07:24 am »

hmm, well I just found out that the adware came from another game I downloaded...

hee hee, whoops <.<
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 09:58:47 am »

Deinstall your nude poker! FTW!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 01:34:29 pm »

Deinstall your nude poker! FTW!!!!!
Deinstall your OS to something more penguin friendly Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 09:51:07 pm »

i used PowerStrip back in the days. can change some gpu settings where standart drivers could't.
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 10:41:22 am »

There is no adware in OpenArena. The Windows binaries are compiled through linux, and there is no installer.

Maybe you're confusing it with AlienArena2008 which did have some suspicious ware with it.



There is no suspicious ware in Alien Arena 2008.  There is a very optional google toobar bundled with the installer, that is all. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 09:23:28 am »

Is it enabled by default? Smiley
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