Fake MSI Afterburner Sites Inject Coin-Miner Into Software installer

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Nictron

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    Thanks, there will always be criminals exploiting other's work!
     
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    And that's why I always download it from Guru3d.
     
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  5. Stratos2k22

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    Why need this program anyway in the RTX 4090 world?
    That VGA is kill all other VGAs in all games without any OC.
    I see the 4080 reviews in Guru3D and i think not need OC for this VGA.
    You need +5FPS with OC? Why? You are a better player with AB OC?
    Years ago i delete MSI AB from my PC. Not need. Cause driver crashes only.
    And i not need other third party apps for VGA tweaking.
    For screen recording and FPS datas the good old Geforce Experience is working nice thanks.

    You tweak your cooling on the VGA with AB?
    Why? If your VGA not handle right the temperature or the noise level buy a new VGA from a different brand.
    If you decrease the noise level you increase temperature automatically.

    AB good for one thing, the undervoltage. And its done.

    But this is only my opinion.
     
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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Thank you for the heads up Boss.
     
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  7. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure. Move on please, it is created for people with brains, you're clearly not one of them if the only functional purpose of AB you see is causing driver crashes.
     
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    There are people like me who like to tinker with hardware, even if the gains they get are miniscule. It's more about the process than the actual results.

    Back to the topic though, I hope some big channels pick this up. Everyone in the enthusiast community needs to know this.
     
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  9. WareTernal

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    That's a nice response. It's very professional and shows a great level of intelligence and maturity.
    It's nice to see that you don't take every comment you see on the internet personally.
    Being able to take such criticism of your work shows great character.
    Some people can't handle being exposed to different opinions on the internet, you're clearly not one of them.
    Have a great day!
     
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    Guru3d is their home why would you download it anywhere else?
     

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  12. Unwinder

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    Nice try. If you feel that it is absolutely OK to register at application home forum, where it is developed and supported during decades, tell devloper that his work is absolutely useless and do nothing but crashing the system, you're also either the troll or exactly the same type of user completely unable to think. Choose your own category and move on too.
     
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    For the 0.2% of the market who has a 4090 maybe this is true (maybe). For the rest of us it's not. A software not catering to someone's specific needs won't invalidate it's worth for the rest of humanity. Not to mention, it's not always a matter of better performance or even better gameplay. For some of us it's simply about exploring, learning, and understanding our tech. If someone never modifies, never troubleshoots, isn't familiar with the correlation between voltage and frequency; how are they to learn and grow? I use much software that I have "no real use for" simply to tinker and to experiment because at the end of the day the person who is using all of the tools at their disposal will know which one is right for the job when the need arises.

    Spoken like a true consumer. If what you have isn't working, go buy something else. The brands and marketing are truly in your head! This is exactly the kind of person I strive NOT to be. Thanks for solidifying my beliefs.
     
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    I kind of worry for people who only saw it being used on GN, or JayZ channels and just Google it afterwards.
     
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    I guess you are just Trolling, anyway probably if you don't like to tinker with your hardware, probably it is not for you. I can't even remember since when i'm using Afterburner and Rivatuner. 20/20 grade Software
     

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    Yes and this smart brainy users download the program from fake websites...

    So Unwinder think:
    If you know how to use the MSI AB you are a talent, a smart, a good user, if you not you are an idiot. XD

    Thanks man. :D
     
  18. Unwinder

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    No need to twist facts covering your back. It is not a question of what you know or don’t know, it is a question of “smartly” declaring something YOU don’t understand useless for everyone and having no use other that causing system crashes. Lack of knowledge don’t make you idiot, stupid activity do. And that’s exactly what you continue doing second post in a row. Troll somewhere in different place, there will be no more warnings.
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    Scammers are everywhere and anywhere in the Internet. It's like the digital version of the fictional Wild West, except that there are no tough sheriffs around, only some wise men who may give you advice if you know where to look for advice.
     
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  20. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Giving afterburner a new name I see, lol
     
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