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Topic: Steam Virus Hoax (and a Real Virus to Watch Out For)

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Vincent294

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If you get a message saying that there is a security hole in Steam exploited by NisseFar or Nivek telling you to pass it on, don't. It's a prank. It started out as a small joke on NisseFar and Nivek done by their friends, but some friend of a friend brought it back and it's become quite infamous. It's made a comeback recently, so beware. If there's one time when it's better sorry than safe, this is it. I learned that the hard way.

On the other hand, there are some fake trade deals instructing you to download a program (hint, it's a virus) so watch out for that. It's pretty easy to notice, but I'll repeat it just in case you aren't familiar with the fake download link scam.

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Fabaroo

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I'm new to Steam (I made my account about a week ago). Are you suggesting that if I were to make a trade, to never download a program to do so?

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Geonjaha

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Fabaroo wrote:

I'm new to Steam (I made my account about a week ago). Are you suggesting that if I were to make a trade, to never download a program to do so?

Steam has its own trading system, it never requires you to download anything.

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Swiket

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Generally I ignore strange friend requests anyway, and even if I do accept them I would immediately block them if they tried to send me to a weird link.

I had fun once and it was awful.

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