Adware Warning

vinylweatherman

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i just got a notice from my windows defender that i have adware installed from sources;club world and inet bet it says low risk just that i would put the word out

This looks like a case of a "false positive". While casinos have never bothered to explain exactly what is being detected, it might have something to do with the way promotions are presented to players in the casino lobby.
At Inetbet, a scroller message reminds me it's "Tempting Tuesday" if I log in on a Tuesday, and this has to be "Adware", but not "ROGUE adware".

These adware products cater to the non-gambling majority, who see online casinos as annoying spammers, along with the drive-by ActiveX download malware they have used in the past to plant their early products onto unsuspecting users. I indeed became aware of online casinos after finding such drive-by downloads on my desktop, and I then regarded the industry as nothing but a bunch of crooks, akin to those that Phish and planted "rogue diallers" when dial-up internet was the norm. One of these diallers cost me 240 over 3 days, and it was my 9 year old NEPHEW that was exposed to the porn it peddled (not that I believe he was as "innocent" as he made out - 9 year olds can be pretty curious when they are into computer games, role-playing, and Anime).
 

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i just got a notice from my windows defender that i have adware installed from sources;club world and inet bet it says low risk just that i would put the word out

Yea Petey, my "Windows Defender" popped up last night and said the same thing, so I had it remove the S**t, first time this has ever happened...:mad:
 

littlebit

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Yea Petey, my "Windows Defender" popped up last night and said the same thing, so I had it remove the S**t, first time this has ever happened...:mad:

I use Windows Defender also and the alert popped up when it scanned this morning. However, after checking it out, I saw that it wasn't a trojan, etc. Also, ran SpyBot when cleaning up my computer today and it totally ignores the Casino Client. I think Vinyl is correct in guessing it's just a false positive and nothing to worry about.
 

spearmaster

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You can imagine my shock when I got a new warning from Windows Defender... for inetBet.

I just put it on ignore.
 

iNetBet Promos

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Hi Guys,

I can assure you that there are no viruses or adware in the software. As vinyl says it is probably a false positive. It may be the scroller that is doing this however it is more likely the facility that remembers your username when you log into the lobby.
I.e. when you log in your username will already be populated so you just have to enter your password. This is the most likely cause for the warning by your adware software.
There were actually some threads about this some time back:

https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/threads/rtg-software-question.12716/

https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/threads/download-inetbet-and-get-a-bug.7013/

Hope this info is of some help
Best Regards
iNetBet Promos
 

peteyweestro

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like i said it did say low risk but how weird that three of us all got the exact warning at the exact times about the exact same place and places,nah mean i'm not gonna uninstall them but i will be monitoring much closer
 

kakata

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I got it too, this morning.
Only from club world though since I no longer have Inet installed on my computer.
 

spearmaster

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I don't believe any of the casinos are at fault. It's just that Windows Defender's database probably got updated recently and somehow some component in the RTG software got flagged.

As iNetBet Promos has pointed out, there are other threads which may explain what happened - this type of thing happens with other software packages as well.

And just for the record, iNetBet happens to be the only RTG installed on this particular computer - I would be willing to bet that if there had been any other RTG-powered casinos installed, they would've been flagged too.

Nothing to worry about. That's why I told Windows Defender to ignore the problem.
 

Mousey

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well... now I'm worried. Windows Defender has NOT alerted me about INetBet. :rolleyes:
 

littlebit

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well... now I'm worried. Windows Defender has NOT alerted me about INetBet. :rolleyes:

The really crazy part is that I was playing in a MG casino when my Windows Defender popped up to alert me after it scanned for the night. LOL. Automatic updating isn't always as precise as we might at first believe. You may not have gotten the same update a few of us did that triggered this false positive. I remember for a while, SpyBot was triggering alerts with any MG installation as being AdWare when it was really part of the casino program to contact their servers. I honestly wouldn't worry about it. You were spared a needless panic ;)
 

vinylweatherman

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This is a problem with these products. They simply offer a warning, but it is up to the user to decide whether it relates to a true risk or not. It will specify the offending software, and leaves it up to the user to decide if they are happy to trust that the alert relates to a component they can expect to be trustworthy. The "low risk" warning relates to the detected behaviour, which in most casinos is making contact with a server from within the software without asking for specific permission from the user. The same behaviour also triggers alerts with firewalls whenever the casino uses a server it has not used before. If you trust the casino, just ignore the alerts by placing the application on the ignore list, and select the equivalent of "always allow" in the firewall.

Where these alerts are triggered by what might be regarded as a "clip joint", then the above advice is not appropriate. It would then be best to investigate further, such as do other casinos with the same software trigger the same alert (meaning it is a general component), or is it just the one "clip joint", indicating they have some custom variant, and may well be up to no good.
After evaluating this, ask yourself WHY you have the "clip joint" on your PC in the first place. (If you just wanted fun with their silly fre chip, fine, but don't be tempted by their dodgy deposit offers).
 

reda

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i have gotten it several times. it says it is a low risk. i also cleaned my comp and it does not show. i left it on there. so far no problems. i just said to IGNORE.
 
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