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    Fan-made ‘Sonic’ game triggers anti-virus warnings

    All you Sonic fans out there be warned, if you download a sonic fan-made game called Sonic 2 HD, their are key loggers and viruses in it.

    Sonic 2 HD

    If you're a devotee of Sega's classic platformer Sonic the Hedgehog, you might be tempted to try Sonic 2 HD, a lavish fan-made tribute that's recently been released in alpha form as a free download.

    As reported in Kotaku, an admin at the site Sonic Retro posted a warning that "there is indeed a keylogging program as part of the Sonic 2 HD alpha software." The Sonic 2 HD executable was triggering antivirus programs' alarms, prompting "a professional antivirus employee" to investigate and uncover the malicious code.

    A keylogger is a program which records the user's keystrokes as a way for hackers to capture user data, information which can later be applied to identity theft. According to Sonic Retro, however, there's no evidence that the keylogger is currently "phoning" any data. Even so, the safest course of action is to remove the Sonic 2 HD software in its entirety.

    As of this moment, the Sonic 2 HD site only offers the following message: "You may experience a warning message from your antivirus software indicating a Trojan is present in our zip file. You can be rest assured if you are downloading it from any of the links above that the file is safe."
    Via http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged...190514162.html

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    Still waiting for when the media spouts utterly inaccurate "video games cause widespread viruses!" nonsense by abusing stories like this.

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