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windows 8 , steampowered and emulators with virus

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i am a bit happy that with windows 8 , steampowered will get classified as a "bad office" ;']

i own some games but i nearly always play using some emulators , when i use steam.exe , it is for updating or introducing a key that came with a dvdrom with a cheaper price than this thingy that never gives any dvdrom .

i recently discovered that some are using steam emulators to hack computers : http://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=30678&start=3795

i wonder if new objectives for M$ or else , could not be to make a windows emulator and update games with a sort of windows update or itself ?

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I don't really see how there is a "hack" involved here, other than changing the hosts file. Game distribution and control still has its flaws. Sooner or later I would expect MS to make something like Steam, maybe tied in with the App Store.

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steam.exe is spying users : it is like that for achievements

for the host file [ that is very hard to edit by user ] , i posted it because the steam emulator reports to a unknow host some infos..

like the ip , etc .. for sure it can do others things like files transfers or else , i have not the tools to check that ;'[

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Well of couse Steam spies on you... its not really any secret. I disagree that hosts is hard to edit by the user.

As for checking your connections, you can use the netstat -b command to show you connections to IPs and what process is using them. Its best to do this when you have no browser or IM program open.

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when i do changes and try to save , the box shows:

orWP2.jpg

so i do like it says and move file in system32/drivers/etc folder with a new explorer with admin rights , by the way M$ should writes some ip to prevent botnets like this one using steam emu

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Ah ok. You need to either add the modify permission for your user account on that file, Or you can open an elevated Notepad, then open that file and you should be able to save just fine.

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...and "Save As" without the ".txt" suffix.

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thanks for advices , i do the save and notepad acts as it wants and add it....

i also seen that M$ antivirus reads the file and can not bear to read 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

it removes the line without warnings...

i found the option to keep "the freedom to edit the file" in the quarantine...

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There is no "solution for gamers" anywhere in this thread. Steam is a perfectly safe application. Spreading this kind of paranoia only stems to worry uses about something that's safe.

If you don't like Microsoft products (since you're so very high on M$ abbreviations, and so forth) why bother using their products at all? There are options out there. Mac and Linux for example.

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I personaly found how MS doing things with win8 is 'distasteful',

probably because i'm a techie user.

Example:

i also seen that M$ antivirus reads the file and can not bear to read 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

TL;DR: http://www.howtogeek.com/122404/how-to-block-websites-in-windows-8s-hosts-file/

seriously, MS should at least include a help file in win8 installation explaining this, but they don't.

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