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Mario Odyssey TOO SMALL? + Everyone's Copying Ubisoft + CCleaner Distributes Malware

News Roundups: Mario Odyssey TOO SMALL? + Everyone's Copying Ubisoft + CCleaner Distributes Malware

People are worried that Super Mario Odyssey is way too small, Tabata wants Final Fantasy XVI to feel like Breath of the Wild, PUBG shatters one last record, Divinity: Original Sin 2 sees a huge launch, Ubisoft thinks everyone is borrowing from them, Battleborn slips quietly into the night, security programs are transmitting malware, and lots more news to start your week off.

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  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    2 months ago

    I'll expect the near-malware PCmatic to exploit this exploit of CCleaner in upcoming adverts. (PCmatic's slogan should be: PCmatic. It's like shooting yourself in the foot to avoid breaking your ankle.)


    What's interesting is that the best malware service is users simply not accessing their computers as an admin for day-to-day use. Couple that with MS's own Defender (formerly MSE in previous OSes) and you're rather good to go. As for garbage left behind by applications, let Windows clean up itself. (It does that on its own for the most part. It can be tweaked to do a better job without 3rd party software.)


    I'm curious to know what information exactly did the hackers mine from users through CCleaner. That seems to be an important point that was left out of their statement, curiously. All CC users better change all of their passwords, even those saved passwords in those passwords keeper services.


    Funnier still, Avast now owns CCleaner and Piriform products and Avast is who discovered the exploit. Interesting is that the 32-bit versions of the cleaner and cloud products were affected according to Piriform and that it affected about 2.7 million users. So many users using the 32-bit version... There are games out there that requires 64-bit operating systems, so they're either using 32-bit on a 64-bit platform (kinda dumb given the extra restrictions 32-bit programs experience in that situation) or they're using 32-bit operating systems and missing out on stuff.

  • JonnyVicious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    WTF is Battleborn?  Wait was that the game that Gearbox tried to Jedi mind-trick it's entire fan base into thinking we wanted instead of Borderlands 3?  Yeah I'm shocked that thing made it this far.  

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Not really concerned about the Mario thing. It's Mario, Nintendo ain't gonna skimp on it. Game file sizes these days are horrendously bloated due to inefficient programming practices.


    Also, I use CCcleaner. Thanks for the heads up.