Many FPS games have anti-cheat facilities that can be turned on. Some have a simple enable/disable option while others are customisable to varying degrees. Provided is an alphabetical list of some
of the Anti-Cheat software available to server admins.
Do not use a cheat or hack. When joining TOG this is portion of what you must agree to.
Apart from that, please take note of these words from Terrynator
, a PUNKSBUSTED
Senior Staff member.
Some cheats may contain hidden trojans or viruses. The most common are trojans that allow the author to gain information from your computer. These could be cd-key stealers, keyloggers, or much, much worse. Your simple antivirus software such as Norton or McaFee will not protect you from these types of specially built trojans. They are created specifically for that game cheat and are not widely spread outside of gaming. Just as cheats try and hide from PB so do these trojans try and hide from antivirus software. Antivirus software companies don't go out of their way to develop countermeasures to these small scale trojans that affect a few hundred people. Using a decompiler to check a cheat is often not an effective way to check for trojans in a cheat. It is very easy to fool these decompilers so the trojan code will not be exposed. Your firewall will not protect you either. The trojan can easily use ports you have left open for things like your web browser, icq, ftp, mail etc. Some trojans will only activate when your browser or other program is open. They do this to help hide their outgoing activity.
Cheat writers need a supply of cd-keys to test their cheat development against PunkBuster and to get cd-keys for the games and programs they may not legitimately own. Don't help them get a fresh supply and risk yourself getting banned in the process. Why would anyone trust some unknown punk hiding his identity on the internet that writes cheats.
Who else is he cheating? The cheaters most likely.
SOURCE - Warning! Don't Download Or Test Cheats - PunksBusted.com Sponsored by Clanwarz
Here's an example of what he's talking about. This is one of the few old known ones.
Backdoor.IRC.Aimwin Technical Details | Symantec
CS OGL 3.5 Hack.exe
Please note, this list will be added to over time with notes etc. Do you know of other Anti-Cheat software? Please post to help add to this list! Whenever this page is updated I'll post in the discussion thread.
>> Discussion on anything Anti-Cheat for FPS games can be done
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