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DON'T RUN JAR OR EXE FILES

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created 10/27/2012 1:33 am by PMC
last reply 09/02/2014 9:17 pm
This is just a note to everybody browsing this forum: if somebody posts a .jar or .exe file and asks you to execute it, don't run it before a moderator has seen the thread. Report them immediately. Don't post in it, don't ask if it works, just report the thread for being an executable.

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09/02/2014 9:17 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Guard
-Baron
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Don't necrobump dead threads.

Locked.
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09/02/2014 1:51 pm
Level 21 : Expert Pony
Semaphorism
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Time to pull out my virtual machine of windows running on linux! I can test out these executable's.
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09/02/2014 5:03 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Karrthus
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VM for the win
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09/02/2014 1:49 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Cake
mcrocks999
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ok then?
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09/02/2014 1:46 pm
Level 44 : Master Creeper Hugger
Cookiesz
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Most of the people here have virus scans right
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09/02/2014 1:56 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ninja
Afootpluto
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I rarely use a "virus scanner". I never have "active" protection from virus.
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07/13/2014 5:54 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Dwarf
spires33
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k
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07/13/2014 4:55 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Gent
fase
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If you download a .jar, simply open it with winrar or 7zip and see if the files are a Minecraft mod or not.
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07/13/2014 5:01 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Modder
some1epic123
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Minecraft mods are just a bunch of Java read by Forge and Minecraft, so you could easily put a virus there. Java isn't the best language when it comes to viruses, but it could download something better suited for a virus and run it on your computer.
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07/13/2014 5:03 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Gent
fase
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Forge reads the files in the Mods folder, it doesn't run the file, as that would do nothing, it just gets the data from it.
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07/13/2014 5:34 pm
Level 85 : Elite Modder
Silvania Studios
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You ever used chickenbones mods? GO install CodeChickenCore. Run it, and then go look in your mods folder.
You'll notice you've now got a ChickenBonesLib too, which you've never seen before.

Lets pretend ChickenBonesLib has code to download other files just like how it was download itself. It navigates to MyAwesomeViruses.com, and downloads one of it's choice. Once downloaded, it automatically runs the file. Boom, you're infected.

(CBL is clean by the way, just a popular and well known example of a mod which is installed without you doing anything.)
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07/13/2014 5:29 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ninja
Afootpluto
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(facepalm)
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07/13/2014 4:57 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ninja
Afootpluto
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U can hide a virus in a minecraft mod.
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07/13/2014 4:48 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Sweetheart
Myraaa
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Just broke out sweating thinking of all the projects I've downloaded...
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07/13/2014 4:10 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Aleksiki2000
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Before I run new files, I always use my antivirus software to scan them before running.
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07/13/2014 4:13 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ninja
Afootpluto
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That will work perfectly but anti-virus programs are always one step behind of the virus.
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05/08/2014 5:54 am
Level 1 : New Network
SwanDesigner
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Thanks for warning !
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02/08/2014 10:34 am
Level 22 : Expert Caveman
H3LL_D3M0N
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Ya you dont want an RAT on your pc
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02/08/2014 10:33 am
Level 29 : Expert Dragonborn
WolfLink1200
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This is just sort of a given. Don't open unusual looking .jar files.
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02/08/2014 9:41 am
Level 1 : New Blacksmith
PvpFire
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hi lol funny
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01/21/2014 7:40 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LeMonBLOCK
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how do you know that a moderator have seen the thread
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02/08/2014 10:11 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Turtle
gorgonoff
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Maybe they post a comment or something..
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02/08/2014 10:18 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Engineer
TechnicolorDalek
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It was started by Paril himself...
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01/19/2014 6:20 am
Level 28 : Expert Blockhead
Nathsem
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Good point Paril, but I must say most virus programs such as Norton Internet Security scan files before you can use them.
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01/14/2014 6:22 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
gfsgdfgsdfgsdfgsfdgs
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Nice save! Pheww!
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11/29/2013 6:21 pm
Level 21 : Expert Modder
MineStein
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Ok thanks for the info Paril, I can't run .exe files anyways. I will be sure to watch out for .jar and .exe's though
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11/23/2013 12:00 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Senpai
AnimeFanFTW
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ParilThis is just a note to everybody browsing this forum: if somebody posts a .jar or .exe file and asks you to execute it, don't run it before a moderator has seen the thread. Report them immediately. Don't post in it, don't ask if it works, just report the thread for being an executable.

Thanks,
-P

K got it.
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11/22/2013 11:58 pm
Level 28 : Expert Network
Zylerius
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Does minecraft.jar and minecraft.exe count??? I know it has no viruses but for some reason my PC is picking up viruses from the stupidest of things like simply opening a file.
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02/08/2014 10:35 am
Level 22 : Expert Caveman
H3LL_D3M0N
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They can be hidden
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11/22/2013 11:55 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Warrior
powerspeed918
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Thanks for the announcement!
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11/16/2013 1:42 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Button Pusher
Mercer
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Ittssss deeeaadd!
Plus it's an incredibly useful post for noobs (Not in a bad way, as in new people) who may not know, so I say "Bring on the bumps!"
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11/16/2013 1:19 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Lumberjack
tylermark2001
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were is the minecraft.jar file
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11/16/2013 1:22 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Pixel Painter
EpicAwesome1
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Go to %appdata%, open the .minecraft folder, go to versions, click on a version, and there it is.
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11/07/2013 10:00 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
sarcastic_ninja
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that one thread thats one year old but every body still posts on it
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11/16/2013 1:25 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Prince
MayuriYandere
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yup
okay who bumped this dead thread?
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11/07/2013 9:40 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
XeroElixir
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Lol
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11/07/2013 8:33 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Mage
XBlack_LeopardX
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This post may be a year old but its still very important!!!
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11/08/2013 5:06 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
biddyboo8
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^^
This.
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11/07/2013 8:14 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
ValexHD
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This thread is about a year old...
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11/07/2013 8:16 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Miner
iMinecrafter
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Says the one who joined less than a month ago.
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11/07/2013 8:20 pm
Level 26 : Expert Toast
markandminecraft
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But it is a year old, look at the front page.
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11/07/2013 8:24 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Miner
iMinecrafter
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I never denied it. The one who said that it's a year old implied by the ... that we should not be posting on old posts like this. He's 2 weeks old.
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11/07/2013 8:19 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
Ace Ginger
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ooh... kill em
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11/07/2013 8:01 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Modder
tankerkiller125
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Running Linux (known viruses for Linux = 48 total in the world) I think I'm safe
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11/07/2013 8:08 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Network
meymazda
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As a fellow Linux user (Mint 15 XFCE), you must remember:
- Programs that aren't known viruses but still affect your computer.
- Programs that known Windows viruses that can infect via WINE.
Linux, though much less prone to viruses, is not completely safe, as with all other OS's.
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11/07/2013 8:14 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Miner
iMinecrafter
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Thank you for being the first one here to have sense. Every person I see on this forum who has a Mac or a linux distro thinks they're invincible.

mincraftED
ParilBatch files are less dangerous because they are plain text and readable by anybody, whereas executables are harder to decompile in some cases. Still, they count, as users can easily make a batch file to wipe hard drives.

-P


kinda of topic but .exe is still easy to code just change the .exe to .txt and then wullah your up and coding


May I ask, have you ever tried this?
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10/30/2013 7:05 am
Level 1 : New Miner
beinox
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thanks for the warning
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10/29/2013 4:19 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Gametest5656
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ParilThis is just a note to everybody browsing this forum: if somebody posts a .jar or .exe file and asks you to execute it, don't run it before a moderator has seen the thread. Report them immediately. Don't post in it, don't ask if it works, just report the thread for being an executable.

Thanks,
-P

Now I feel like a total dickwad. =P
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10/10/2013 8:26 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
bootscats
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One time I was stupid and found a link to a TNT mod on Youtube. I tried to download it, but Chrome wouldn't let me because it was a suspicious .EXE file. Thank goodness I didn't get it.
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09/28/2013 4:31 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Minecraftultima
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thanks 4 the warning

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