07-29-2012 05:03 AM
I wanted to use keybindings on my MXAir after a re-install of XP.
I downloaded the latest Setpoint (6.32 smart) from this site.
I carefully scanned the surprisingly small file with AVIRA. It was clean.
But... when I ran it, it promptly downloaded lots more stuff from who knows where, without me having the option of scanning it first.
I thought to myself, that this would be a good way to introduce viruses.
I ran a full system scan after that, and sure enough, my system was now infected with Caphaw D backdoor
I cleaned my system, uninstalled setpoint, did various restarts to make that hppen, and reinstalled the old pre-rebuild 4.80 driver which I fortunately had lying around.
It's very rude to give people a fake driver file, which is really a downloader. I don't know whether logitech intended whatever the 6.32 "smart" exe downloaded to be a backdoor, or whether their site was compromised, but the fact that they even went the route of not letting users scan the file for viruses before installing, is a bit of bad faith already.
07-29-2012 11:00 AM
You don't seem to understand the point of the "smart" downloader.
Like many other software houses, including Microsoft, Logitech offers the option to download the "smartdownloader". I always reject this option and go instead for the full package.
If you read the downloads pages for many products you will read this:
Unfortunately, it isn't always possible to get this from the product page, which is why I like to keep my eye on the ftp site:
If you look there you will see that the full package is 10 times larger than the "smart" version.
I find it amusing that someone worried about their computer's security owns up to using Windows XP.
Just another customer.
M570, Cordless Trackball | Cordless Trackman Wheel | T650 Touchpad
K800, K360, K340 keyboards
QuickCam Pro 9000 | H600 headset
SetPoint Control Centre version: 6.52.74 | Driver version: 5.52.29
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit & 32-bit
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