1. Post #321
    Dennab
    July 2013
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  2. Post #322
    TectoImprov's Avatar
    July 2012
    8,594 Posts
    Why would Valve care about mods?
    Because almost all of their games started out as mods?
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  3. Post #323
    Jazz Gorilla's Avatar
    September 2015
    4 Posts
    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?
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  4. Post #324
    Gamaz's Avatar
    December 2008
    734 Posts
    Why would Valve care about mods?
    Didn't TF2 have the same problem with sprays, resulting in people having to set sv_allowupload to 0 as a precaution? Honestly it's kinda shitty to make security fixes on a game and not reflect those changes on their SDKs, considering the point of an SDK is for people to actually use it.
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  5. Post #325

    February 2015
    43 Posts
    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
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  6. Post #326
    "You didn't have to cut me off" - Goatse <3
    Amplified31's Avatar
    June 2010
    875 Posts
    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.
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  7. Post #327
    I'm a very kind and awesome person!
    Skunky's Avatar
    June 2010
    12,336 Posts
    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.
    It's not him.
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  8. Post #328
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    Hell-met's Avatar
    April 2009
    10,548 Posts
    Because almost all of their games started out as mods?
    On the other hand, new valve isn't old valve.
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  9. Post #329
    Puuurple
    Keychain's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,732 Posts
    On the other hand, new valve isn't old valve.
    But Dota 2 was just given mod tools and custom game support. I understand we're all angry at Valve for our own reasons but let's not be delusional.
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  10. Post #330
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    Limed00d's Avatar
    February 2011
    22,628 Posts
    At this point, I think someone should kill that RubberFruitFuck.

    And I don't mean in game, I mean in real life.
    this is a very weird thing to say
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  11. Post #331
    Resident Beat Eater.

    August 2009
    10,848 Posts
    But Dota 2 was just given mod tools and custom game support. I understand we're all angry at Valve for our own reasons but let's not be delusional.
    I think it's fair to be upset with Valve given the circumstances.
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  12. Post #332
    Gentleman Cat's Avatar
    March 2013
    2,131 Posts
    But Dota 2 was just given mod tools and custom game support. I understand we're all angry at Valve for our own reasons but let's not be delusional.
    They enforced sv_pure on all of their servers, which is enough to drive me insane.
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  13. Post #333
    The Mullock Project
    OneFourth's Avatar
    June 2011
    3,195 Posts
    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.
    is your youtube channel actually OnYourComputer? i really like your videos and feel awful this mod was the cause for you to get a virus
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  14. Post #334
    "You didn't have to cut me off" - Goatse <3
    Amplified31's Avatar
    June 2010
    875 Posts
    is your youtube channel actually OnYourComputer? i really like your videos and feel awful this mod was the cause for you to get a virus
    ye thats me! dont worry about it bud its all good ive needed to reformat for some time and this just gives me an excuse to get off my lazy ass and do it finally. plus tf2c was the most fun ive had with a game in months!!
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  15. Post #335
    evilcake567's Avatar
    September 2015
    13 Posts
    Alrighty, right! Am reinstalling windows right now, hopefully this works!
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  16. Post #336
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    -=NARH=-'s Avatar
    March 2011
    2,842 Posts
    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.
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  17. Post #337
    Resident Beat Eater.

    August 2009
    10,848 Posts
    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.
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  18. Post #338
    Mr. Jazzels's Avatar
    January 2013
    329 Posts
    "Aw man, this tf2 mod looks really cool! I'm gonna download-

    Oh, some hacker fucked everything the day I wanted to try it?

    Hey, alright."
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  19. Post #339
    Doctor Hunt's Avatar
    January 2012
    856 Posts
    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
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  20. Post #340
    Resident Beat Eater.

    August 2009
    10,848 Posts
    "Aw man, this tf2 mod looks really cool! I'm gonna download-

    Oh, some hacker fucked everything the day I wanted to try it?

    Hey, alright."
    It could have been worse. It could have been the day after you tried it.
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  21. Post #341
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    Digivee's Avatar
    December 2010
    5,483 Posts
    So... does anyone know why the crouch walking animations for the nailgun aren't used?
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  22. Post #342
    Sugnod's Avatar
    March 2010
    47 Posts
    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.
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  23. Post #343
    evilcake567's Avatar
    September 2015
    13 Posts
    FML
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  24. Post #344
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    Vincentor's Avatar
    January 2013
    1,506 Posts
    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.
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  25. Post #345
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    Rageguy's Avatar
    May 2011
    4,785 Posts
    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.
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  26. Post #346
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    ~Kiwi~v2's Avatar
    September 2011
    47,365 Posts
    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
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  27. Post #347
    Gold Member
    Snowshoe's Avatar
    August 2012
    2,007 Posts
    Because almost all of their games started out as mods?
    No really, Valve doesn't care. Ideally they want every game to be a sterile, controlled experience like you see with CSGO and DOTA2 now (hint: see mods for those games?).

    The SDK is certainly not their priority. At least not the Source 1 version.
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  28. Post #348
    Blackavar's Avatar
    June 2014
    2,379 Posts
    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.
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  29. Post #349
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    November 2012
    3,684 Posts
    No really, Valve doesn't care. Ideally they want every game to be a sterile, controlled experience like you see with CSGO and DOTA2 now (hint: see mods for those games?).
    Uhm yeah

    Dota 2 with rebirth is like the most moddable mp game they released since HL2: DM
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  30. Post #350
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    January 2005
    3,017 Posts
    No really, Valve doesn't care. Ideally they want every game to be a sterile, controlled experience like you see with CSGO and DOTA2 now (hint: see mods for those games?).
    Yes.
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  31. Post #351
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    ~Kiwi~v2's Avatar
    September 2011
    47,365 Posts
    Uhm yeah

    Dota 2 with rebirth is like the most moddable mp game they released since HL2: DM
    Then we have Left 4 Dead 2...
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  32. Post #352
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    Digivee's Avatar
    December 2010
    5,483 Posts
    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.
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  33. Post #353
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    NitronikALT's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,842 Posts
    new valve or not, it was short sighted of them NOT to patch an exploit in all versions of their engine
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  34. Post #354
    butilka4's Avatar
    January 2012
    189 Posts
    It's a shame sound sprays will have to be removed to fix the exploit - it was fun whilst it lasted.

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  35. Post #355
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    Wormy's Avatar
    July 2010
    10,382 Posts
    Aw, and I was hyped to try out soundsprays in TF2C once I finished building my new PC. Oh well, better safe than sorry.

    Edited:

    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.
    Try using Rufus :https://rufus.akeo.ie
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  36. Post #356
    Grandzeit's Avatar
    August 2013
    4,446 Posts
    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.
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  37. Post #357
    Resident Beat Eater.

    August 2009
    10,848 Posts
    Sound sprays aren't the problem - the exploit is.
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  38. Post #358
    bench1947's Avatar
    January 2012
    12 Posts
    Sound sprays aren't the problem - the exploit is.
    Exploits would not be an issue if there were no assholes prepared to use them. Can't fix people, I guess.

    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(?).
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  39. Post #359
    stimms212's Avatar
    November 2010
    257 Posts
    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.
    Yeah, it is an utter shame, I would play insults from Kingpin Life of Crime whenever I killed a guy, had alot of fun with "Here's your fuckin' dollar". I just hope this problem is sorted asap.
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  40. Post #360
    TheRealRudy's Avatar
    December 2013
    4,772 Posts
    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.
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