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Danaume

Join.Me Warning.

So I recently tried out Join.Me, and it is fantastic in comparison to other options, but be careful. It put some pretty serious Malware on my system. If you are an artist wanting to use it, just be sure to watch your system.
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Added: 7 years ago
 
Eiko
7 years ago
Aw crap. I've run it once or twice. What software are you using to catch this malware?
Danaume
7 years ago
I am using Malwarebytes, as it is, frankly, the best free solution.
Eiko
7 years ago
Thanks. I'll run a scan later.
Demesejha
7 years ago
I always knew there was something fishy about that.
mchollis89
7 years ago
What is Join.Me? A new stream site?
Danaume
7 years ago
Yup. A screen sharing system. Much higher res, but no sound.
ShadowsInc
7 years ago
What about people that just watched?
Danaume
7 years ago
Should be safe. To broadcast you have to install software. Viewing has no such requirements.
ShadowsInc
7 years ago
sounds good.
Fevix
7 years ago
I've has join.me for nearly a year now, and neither my virus scanner, my Spybot Search and Destroy, not Malwarebytes have picked up any malicious software.
Fevix
7 years ago
Not to mention I use Chrome, and if Join.me WERE guilty of implanting malware, then Google's servers would have picked up on it and prevented me from accessing the site to download the software.
Danaume
7 years ago
I could be just really unlucky.
Fevix
7 years ago
COuld be, that.
Kolo
7 years ago
I'm surprised Google can't pretty much delete malicious sites. They basically rule the internet...
Danaume
7 years ago
The site isn't malicious.
Kolo
7 years ago
I was talking off subject. About malicious sites.
Fevix
7 years ago
No, they don't. Google has no jurisdiction over any site that isn't hosted on their own servers, and there aren't many sites on their servers. Most of their processing power goes to handling the millions of searches run every day, and scouring sites for malicious activity. Also, most of the time, it's not the site owners that put the malware onto the site, but hackers, and therefore the site is not at fault and deleting it would simply be wrong, since the site itself is not malicious, only a chunk of code that hackers planted in the site.

The ONLY people that have the authority to delete a site are the site owners, the server owners, and anyone above them, like the government if the country that the server is in. For instance, most torrent sites are hosted in foreign countries, where they can't be touched by U.S. laws, and that's how they keep from getting shut down.

The only thing Google Chrome does when Google's servers find a malicious site is it puts up a warning, preventing you from accessing the site, but allows you to continue into the site if you so choose. It would be unlawful to completely block access to the site, unless the government decides to do it themselves.
Kolo
7 years ago
Ta ta ta. I did not act for a lecture. If I did, I would not form my question so drunkily like trying to prove an inexitent point. I'm sorry, it was late, and I needed sleep badly.
Fevix
7 years ago
I honestly didn't mean for that comment to draw out as long as it did, and I'm sorry. But hey, you learned something, right?.... right? *Nervous laugh*
nick12212
6 years, 11 months ago
I rather enjoyed the new info lol
Taiconan
7 years ago
The update is definitely appreciated. I'd rather be savvy to a "possible" threat than not have any suspicions. It may be time to cut back on the torrents, eh? X3
rubbervixen
7 years ago
So far, I've not been able to watch anyone broadcasting on Join.Me. All I get is a blank background in my browser. : (
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