Need help verifying an EXE

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by gymnoob1103, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. gymnoob1103

    gymnoob1103 MDL Novice

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    hello all,
    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I have downloaded a software from a warez site. virustotal shows it as safe, but my AV Bitdefender blocks it as malicious program. This .exe is a crack for a well known software. Is there any way i can verify the MD-5 or SHA for this exe? do crack exe's have different signatures? i am a noob in this area. kindly assist. thanks a lot
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Warez are NOT allowed on MDL, so it discussions and/or help about that!
     
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  3. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    It's a dangerous area, so if you are inexperienced, you'd do well to keep away from it.
     
  4. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    both pisthai and Katzenfreund are right.

    1 ) MDL is not a warez forum, although the Daz loader and other programs live here.

    2 ) Using cracks / patches are just like having promiscuous sex - You never know what you'll catch. ;)

    Most if not all cracks / keygens are identified as malware, because they use coding techniques designed to circumvent Digital Rights Management.

    The problem with that is that a virus maker / hacker can load a trojan / keylogger onto your machine because you ignored the virus warning.

    We live in dangerous times, so, I suggest you be careful.
     
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  5. gymnoob1103

    gymnoob1103 MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot. I ll be careful :)
     
  6. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

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    You test such file in a VM or you use Sandboxie.
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Seeing that you want to install an antivirus I can advise to install a good FREE alternative to BitDefender:
    Avira Free (google it)
    It plays really nice, sometimes causes some performance negative impact in some systems though.
    Worth to try it.