Topic Title: Malicious AMD drivers (FleXxdriver) beware
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Created On: 06/21/2013 01:34 AM
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 06/21/2013 01:34 AM
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cambys
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I am posting this to alert the community of a certain malicious driver

the site is flexxdriver.com

 

these guys have been spamming forums all over the internet claiming their drivers increase performance compared to amds official drivers

https://flexxdriver.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/benchmarks.jpg

 

however the drivers contain a file that is set to start up automatically on system start, Monitor64, and it contains a bitcoin miner (cgminer)

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2925993

 

will amd take legal action against these people who are clearly violating your copyright and using your drivers to distribute malicious files?

 06/21/2013 02:14 AM
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So? There are most likely hundreds of packages of "better drivers" spread across the file sharing sites which some 5 year old packed a trojan into. AMD won't waste their time and money to go after these people who are most likely in China or Tajikistan or some other country, people just need to use common sense and not fall for those really badly disguised fakes.

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 06/21/2013 07:58 AM
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There are two places to get legit amd drivers, amd's own driver page and in case of laptops - the laptops manufacturers website. If people aren't happy with their performance, the problem usually lies between the chair and the pc , or in need of an upgrade, or overclock.



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 06/21/2013 08:23 AM
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actually the site is being hosted by a U.S hosting company (wordpress)

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