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Shika Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:29am
How to block the REDSHELL spyware (new spyware that comes with some games)
Redshell is a Spyware that tracks data of your PC and shares it with 3rd parties. On their website they formulate it all in very harmless language, but the fact is that this is software from someone i don't trust and whom i never invited, which is looking at my data and running on my pc against my will. This should have no place in a full price PC game, and in no games if it were up to me.

Blocking redshell with batch file.
Follow the steps below to block Redshell.

1: Press Start
2: Type "Folder Options" and press Enter.
3: Click the "View" tab.
4: Make sure your checked boxes look like this: https://i.imgur.com/I5p2diA.jpg
5: Press Start
6: Type "Notepad.exe" and press Enter
7: Copy and paste the below code into your notepad.

​@echo off
set hostspath=%windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

echo 0.0.0.0 redshell.io >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 api.redshell.io >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 treasuredata.com >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 api.treasuredata.com >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 in.treasuredata.com >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 cdn.rdshll.com >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 t.redshell.io >> %hostspath%
echo 0.0.0.0 innervate.us >> %hostspath%

echo Host file edited.

pause
exit

8: Click File and Save As.
9: In the "File name" field type "Remove.bat" and in the "Save as type" select "All Files" then click Save
10: Save it to your Dekstop (or wherever you want)
11: Go to your dekstop
12: Right-click the batch and select "run as administrator."
13: View the batch run.
14: Press enter to close it.
15: Be free of one less annoying data collector.

This is what you are blocking: https://redshell.io/home
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Shika Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:29am 
If you found any other games/devs who uses this spyware program feel free to add it to the list

--- List of games that allegedly use the Spyware ---

Battlerite

Some Total War Games

Secret World Legends

Civilization VI

Kerbal Space Program

Heroine Anthem Zero

Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade

Krosmaga

Eternal Card Game

Hunt: Showdown

Cabals: Card Blitz

CityBattle | Virtual Earth

Doodle God

Doodle God Blitz

Doodle God: Genesis Secrets

Labyrinth

My Free Farm 2

NosTale

Dead by Daylight

RockShot

Shadowverse

SOS & SOS Classic

SoulWorker

Stonies

War Robots

Survived By

Injustice 2

Warriors: Rise to Glory!

League of Pirates

Archangel: Hellfire

Skyworld

Indygo

---- Games that had the Spyware be allegedly removed so far or have been removed off Steam ---

Quake Champions

Elder Scrolls Online

Astro Boy: Edge of Time

Conan Exiles

Ylands

Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!

Warhammer: Vermintide II

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

My Time At Portia

Dead by Daylight

Battlerite

The Escapists 2

AER Memories of Old

Magic the Gathering Arena's Beta

Hunt: Showdown

Omensight

Ballistic Overkill

Vaporum

Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation

Yoku's Island Express

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone

The Wild Eight

Desolate

Trailmakers

Raging Justice

Dungeon Rushers

--- List of Developers and Publishers that WILLINGLY and KNOWINGLY allegedly put this into their games in the first place, directly violating their customer's legal rights ---

2K | Firaxis Games | Aspyr | Squad | Private Division | Behaviour Digital Inc | Digital Extremes | Ankama Studios & Games | Dire Wolf Digital LLC | CI Games | Kyy Games | BISBOG SA | LLC RIKOR IMT | JoyBits & JoyBits Ltd | Free Range Games | upjers GmbH & Co. KG | Entwell Co., Ltd | Gameforge 4D GmbH | Creative Assembly | Soleil | Cygames | NetEase | Outpost Games Inc | Lion Games Co Ltd | Vertigo Games | Wolfdog Interactive | King Art Games | Pixonic | Human Head Studios | NetherRealm Studios | QLOC | Gavra Games | Skydance Interactive | Pigmentum Game Studio | Fat Dog Games | id Software | Saber Interactive | Stunlock Studios | Zombie Studios | Crytek | SEGA | Team17 Digital Limited
TheWorldWillBurn Jun 26, 2018 @ 3:41am 
Thanks for the information, Shika, great detective work. I had no idea myself, i will surely use this. So thanks for the warning.
Shika Jun 26, 2018 @ 4:07am 
Originally posted by TheWorldWillBurn:
Thanks for the information, Shika, great detective work. I had no idea myself, i will surely use this. So thanks for the warning.

np here's the original post if you wanna follow what other people say
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/TradersGuild/discussions/0/1728701877469887626/
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botmbsws
Which games did Team17 use this in?
Just wanna check since I love most of their games.
Kuruvar Jul 11, 2018 @ 9:19am 
Awesome! :vikinghs:
Revalopod Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:04am 
These games and publishers should get banned from Steam.
jack Jul 16, 2018 @ 6:06pm 
♥♥♥♥♥ass
Somathilaka77 Jul 23, 2018 @ 10:34am 
Somathilakapathum Deaf are in frinds do't
Crac Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:26pm 
Hold on but WTF, Why are windows problems in the Linux/Steam OS area???

Sorry, but get this back on track. Valve and gaming should be focused on Steam.

Shika Jul 24, 2018 @ 9:32pm 
Originally posted by Crac:
Hold on but WTF, Why are windows problems in the Linux/Steam OS area???

Sorry, but get this back on track. Valve and gaming should be focused on Steam.

This is completely an another topic.
Jlittion83 Jul 26, 2018 @ 9:22pm 
Whats the point of puting this in games. To they get paid to add this.
masta_spoiler Jul 27, 2018 @ 3:14am 
Any confirm Total War games on Linux/SteamOS? and WoW on any OS? I read about wow in the Internet don't remember where:/
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