Author Topic: ALERT: Pando Media Booster, Viruses, and YOU!  (Read 604 times)

Lycantropus

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ALERT: Pando Media Booster, Viruses, and YOU!
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:07:18 AM »
Hate to cross post, but I figured here and General should cover just about everyone. Don't want this going unnoticed.

If you don't know what it is, it might still be on your computer. My anti virus alerted me last night about it trying to upload a virus into my computer. I blocked it and deleted the program file completely.

After doing a little research on how that... thing even got on my computer... well Pando's apparently a 3rd party program that no longer exists, but was used by publishers like Turbine and NCSoft to help with game downloads. If you have a machine that was around during your active subscription to NCSoft games (like CoH) you might want to check it for viruses and delete it out of your system.

Here's the wikipedia entry, even including that the updater has since been used to upload a browser hijacker to your computers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(application)

Hope this information helps some folks!

Lyc~

Edit: Fixing link. ~B
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 07:48:54 PM by Blondeshell »

LaughingAlex

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Re: ALERT: Pando Media Booster, Viruses, and YOU!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 05:01:29 AM »
That was news a while ago.  Thanks for posting this.
Currently; Not doing any streaming, found myself with less time available recently.  Still playing starbound periodically, though I am thinking of trying other games.  Don't tell me to play mmohtg's though please :).  Getting back into participating in VO and the successors again to.