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January 24, 2001

Warning: Trojan Alert with Fake UOTrace Program

The following warning was posted to UOSS:

Trojan Alert with Fake UOTrace Program

Thanks to Robert for sending us in the following warning about a trojan horse version of UO Trace. The following message was received via ICQ:
Hello, my friend has asked me to help promote his upgraded Ultima Online Utility UOtrace. For those of you who don't know this has been the premier way of testing server connections for ages, and now with the new version feedback on its performance is necessary. Please click the following link to go to the UOtrace homepage, and email with any feedback or bug reports you may have. http://www.geocities.com/XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM! Not only is it a fake, but it contains the SUBSEVEN virus, which will open up your computer to a malicious hacker, and also records your password cache.

As a reminder, do not ever accept a download from an untrusted source. If you need to download a program for UO, make sure to only do so from a trusted source such as from OSI or from Stratics.

Posted by Nobody at January 24, 2001 5:42 PM

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