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Malware alert on the Silent Hill 4 page


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Chrome says nothing, but it does seem like the file may actually be infected or at least have something that triggers red flags everywhere: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e5c763b3fd0cff644ed620781459a217f0da5b5ef367699868737bfde9eaf668/analysis/1453659644/

(seems to be dinput8.dll specifically, also curious about that note to not download WSGF files that are they identical perhaps?) 

 

I'm only seeing that file needed for Windows 10 certain earlier build, so at that point that fix can be replaced with simply "update your bloody windows" and with other parts "sh4tools" seems to be alternative and has zero virus detected and is open source. 

 

But again, I don't own the game, but according to the article this seems to be the case and if it is, just replace sh4tool as essential fix and that's it. Links in that article to nemesis wrapper are broken anyway, There's shouldn't be issue to the site as that file is hosted externally. 

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This fix relies on DLL injection. Injection is often used for malicious purposes, so many vendors will automatically flag this behaviour whenever it is detected.

 

Pages should ideally link to fixes that aren't detected (or aren't detected so widely).

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We really do need some kind of system to handle files that are being flagged.

There's no doubt that this kind of things keep happening in the future and it's pretty stupid for the fix for the game to be taken out from page when the wiki should be about those fixes. After googling a bit it seems like for some reason that particular fix has only been available trough here, even if it's hotlinked. 

 

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Silent_Hill_4:_The_Room#Wrapper_by_Nemesis_4860

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We really do need some kind of system to handle files that are being flagged.

There's no doubt that this kind of things keep happening in the future and it's pretty stupid for the fix for the game to be taken out from page when the wiki should be about those fixes. After googling a bit it seems like for some reason that particular fix has only been available trough here, even if it's hotlinked. 

 

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Silent_Hill_4:_The_Room#Wrapper_by_Nemesis_4860

I thought someone was going to replace it eventually if they made sure that the file was safe, I can't reliably test for malware though. I never removed the file myself though.

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