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Rex Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:14am
If you don't have paranoia, then you better get it soon.
Spread the word, .scr files are evil. Don't open them or it'll make you send the same .scr file to everyone on your friends list. Who knows what else it could do afterwords too.
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What's a .scr file?
Spawn of Totoro Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:22am 
Originally posted by FuG chibilibi:
What's a .scr file?

Windows screen saver file.

It us being used to run malicious code when people run it.
Last edited by Spawn of Totoro; Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:22am
Fork_Q2 Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:23am 
Originally posted by FuG chibilibi:
What's a .scr file?

Assuming he means screensavers, malware was once popularly spread through innoculus looking screensaver files.
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
Originally posted by FuG chibilibi:
What's a .scr file?

Windows screen saver file.

It us being used to run malicious code when people run it.

Oh.

Wait, people still use screen savers? I thought we didn't need to use them anymore.
Azza ☠ Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:24am 
File '.scr' are just Windows screensaver files, script files or linked with Adobe PDF.

The filetype itself is harmless, however malicous files can exploit that file extension to auto-run on Windows machines and auto-download on some web-browsers. Most people don't care for screensavers anymore, also including Microsofts security team... They can hide them as an image file, which when attempting to open/disable as an image, it can executes the code instead as a trojan/virus injector.

More details about the one affected Steam:
http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/12/620696522212248891/

I've already dealt with shutting down that website and it's domain, but others are likely to keep popping up.

'Outlook' also was vulnerable against them.

The funny thing is even NASA was affected by this exploit well in the past, and they haven't done anything to fix the security hole, except warn their staff to be more careful when opening image files and scr files in their email attachments and added a filter system *rolls eyes*.
Last edited by Azza ☠; Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:30am
SuperJuul Nov 14, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
its one damn virus soo just dont click it and you should be fine
Rex Nov 14, 2014 @ 2:59pm 
The problem is like 70 of my 300 friends got it, and it seems like even people who are moderately intelligent are falling for it instead of asking "Why did he send me an image as a .scr file?"
Doctor Peek Nov 14, 2014 @ 3:01pm 
Its like a .exe file. It does not HAVE to be bad, but it can be.
Rex Nov 14, 2014 @ 3:39pm 
An exe would theoretically fool more people, as someone sending you something that isn't designed to change your computer wouldn't raise as much suspicion as one that is guaranteed to, yet this is a thing anyway.
I'd just like to point out this thread on the Malwarebytes blog.
Renekris Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:49am 
Well I Got It Like So "dominikjr. \u30c4: Hello friend. I want to buy you such item ("This Is Were The Link Is") (screenshot) or give exchanged for Asiimov or Dragonclaw Hook?
" Please Dont Fall For These Scammers Please Always Look The File Format Before Opening Random File That Someone Send You!
Last edited by Renekris; Dec 28, 2014 @ 6:02am
Riverly Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:56am 
Originally posted by renekris:
Well I Got It Like So "dominikjr. \u30c4: Hello friend. I want to buy you such item http://rapid-images.com/img_72938.png (screenshot) or give exchanged for Asiimov or Dragonclaw Hook?
" Please Dont Fall For These Scammers Please Always Look The File Format Before Opening Random File That Someone Send You!
why did you put the link someone problery clicked on it
Renekris Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:57am 
I Said Do Not Click On It!
SillyWalk Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:58am 
Originally posted by renekris:
Well I Got It Like So "dominikjr. \u30c4: Hello friend. I want to buy you such item (screenshot) or give exchanged for Asiimov or Dragonclaw Hook?
" Please Dont Fall For These Scammers Please Always Look The File Format Before Opening Random File That Someone Send You!

First, you should remove the link before somebody actually clicks it.

Second, on those cases where the url seems to be an real image, use some web like longurl.org, which tell you where that link really redirects. I tried it with the link you received and, obviously, it's not a real .png, the web redirects to a google docs and google drive page with an option to directly download the file.
Last edited by SillyWalk; Dec 28, 2014 @ 6:00am
Renekris Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:59am 
I Send It Like That Guy Send It To Me!

Originally posted by Freindly Ebola :D(Tnt):
Originally posted by renekris:
Well I Got It Like So "dominikjr. \u30c4: Hello friend. I want to buy you such item http://rapid-images.com/img_72938.png (screenshot) or give exchanged for Asiimov or Dragonclaw Hook?
" Please Dont Fall For These Scammers Please Always Look The File Format Before Opening Random File That Someone Send You!
why did you put the link someone problery clicked on it
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