So hey, just checked through everything on my computer didn't see the file even with hidden folders on, nothing suspicious seemed to be happening days after last playing.
Was on a normal server a few days back and he was on the server, so I've decided to factory reset my computer clean of everything just to be safe. Will that be enough?
i have put a post up for those browsing r/tf2 if this is unwanted to alert them of the issue let me know and i will remove it
nvm just gonna backup some shit and reformat my drive. never thought that the dude who's shitty gmod videos i watched when i was 14 would infect my computer through an obscure source mod 5 years down the line.
Alrighty, right! Am reinstalling windows right now, hopefully this works!
I never downloaded dm_dustbowl, played with any of the people behind this, and my screensaver pops up as it should, the only thing I had was the svchost.exe in my SDK folder and whatever else a couple of thorough virus scans cleaned up. I've been able to restart, and reboot my computer without any issues multiple times since the discovery of this virus.
Am I safe now? I know you guys are telling me and others who aren't sure to reformat just to be safe, but I have 3 hard drives with many, many years worth of files on each and I don't want to lose all of them, especially if I already got rid of everything and it wasn't necessary.
Go into safe mode and browse your Windows folder as well as %APPDATA%. The viruses that keep reproducing themselves like to hide stuff in there, usually as gibberish files.
That's not to say that whatever this is will always follow that format in those folders, however those are common places to hide stuff.
"Aw man, this tf2 mod looks really cool! I'm gonna download-
Oh, some hacker fucked everything the day I wanted to try it?
Booting back to an old Restore Point should be fine, right? I ran several scans and all came up empty, but this whole thing is bothering me
So... does anyone know why the crouch walking animations for the nailgun aren't used?
So, can I just do a System Restore, or do I have to do a complete format? Because I do not have a Windows CD since it came pre-installed, and downloading the ISO to a thumb drive results in errors.
So was it ever confirmed whether it was SPRAYS or SOUNDSPRAYS involved in the hackery method? If it's soundsprays, it might aswell be possible in official valve games which support it.
Yo. So, has anyone been infected but did scans with eset and malwarebytes, and also run a dds, no sound files and no dm_dustbowl and everything looked ok? just slightly paranoid. I probably dont have it, but you can never be too sure.
well this sucks
was going to download and rebuild my tf2c server if there still aren't any for the AU/NZ region and return and contribute but i'll give it a few days till there's a certain fix
unless there already is
The SDK is certainly not their priority. At least not the Source 1 version.
Whoever is responsible for all the hacks and shit needs to face serious consequences. Like, imprisonment. I'm glad I only recently installed the game.
I think that it could be safe to say that valve is certainly playing it more safe than they originally were.
Dont rate my posts postal youre not allowed.
new valve or not, it was short sighted of them NOT to patch an exploit in all versions of their engine
It's a shame sound sprays will have to be removed to fix the exploit - it was fun whilst it lasted.
Soundsprays were honestly one of the reasons I even got into TF2C. Shame we can't have fun things, tho it was great confusing people with Smash Mouth while it lasted.
I'm just glad more people weren't hit.
Sound sprays aren't the problem - the exploit is.
Anyway, that explains why there were only a couple of people playing yesterday. I completely missed all the news about this and played yesterday. I found none of the files mentioned above, so I guess I am safe(?).
I was thinking of a neat little easter egg for in TF2C; if you would play as a Pyro and used the Konami code while playing the game would switch to Pyrovision (Your weapon changing its skin to the Rainblower, things like that) untill you die.
Ofcourse I dunno if it should be in TF2C in the sense of keeping the game focused, or actually if it's possible to port it over at all, but I thought would be a neat little thingy as nod to Meet the Pyro.