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#1

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:22 AM

Hi, i was wondering if mods have viruses, or more specifically, witch ones don't and witch ones do have viruses,  
so i can avoid them. Specifically i would also like to if tekkit mods have viruses. I haven't had problems with vanilla minecraft having viruses but i'm not so sure about mods.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Let me put it this way... check the first ten comments.. if none of them say anything about a virus.. then its probably not a virus.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

Most mods do not have viruses but OrdusRC1136 is right, check the comments.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:35 AM

Some plugins and mods might contain what is known as malicious code which can cause severe problems in a server or single player client.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

It's highly unlikely.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

Make sure you download your mods from this website, or the website from the mod developer (which should then be linked in the OP of the mod's thread on this website).
And by default you should scan everything you download with a fully updated virusscanner anyway. And like others already mentioned, if the mod be infected, people would post about it.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

They don't have viruses

Certain mods are packed to the brim with malicious code. Let's just say there's a reason a lot of the old server mods fell out of favor
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

thanks so much
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

Most mods do not, however very little do.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

Most don't, however some minor mods on PlanetMinecraft may catch you a virus. Just turn on your anti-virus software, and check out the comments. Everyone will say "It's a virus!"

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

I've found 13 virus hidden in "mods" so far. None of them worked. Why? I have a mac, take your .Exe and .Rar out of my computer. It's possible. Very Possible.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

I recently downloaded Universal Forge from Adfly and it installed malware on my PC. My windows defender alerted me immediately and I was able to dispose of it. Has anyone else run into this problem? I am now concerned whether or not to keep forge or not based on this development. I have windows 8 too, which leads me to believe many mods or mod programs will not be compatible with my os.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Not, but occasionally you can give one or two AV Alerts (False Positive).

My mod have a little problem with the ESET firewall, I can't send more than 1 packet sometimes. And I need send 10. Or they detect kodehawa,host56.com/s/po/example/g/Updates.jar a virus.
It's most common with the net IP packets.

But the majority mods won't have any viruses.

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I recently downloaded Universal Forge from Adfly and it installed malware on my PC. My windows defender alerted me immediately and I was able to dispose of it. Has anyone else run into this problem? I am now concerned whether or not to keep forge or not based on this development. I have windows 8 too, which leads me to believe many mods or mod programs will not be compatible with my os.

A very common example, Forge sent packets to files.minecraftforge.net/ or minecraftforge.net

Oh, and adfly uses ads, AdFly are no the own of this ads, and they will have viruses (*cofcof* Black Hole Exploit Kit *cofcof*)
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monkeyking10101

Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

do any of the mods have extra things you dont need

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

Maybe you downloaded mods from unknown sites or suspicious site.

Here's the virus scanneed by Avast! Antivirus:

minecraftdl.exe = Win32:InstalleRex-AH (PUP)

minecraft stronghold portal.exe = Win32:Amonetize-E (PUP)

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

just depends on the site.

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