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Sudoku installs spyware

by Nikola Strahija on April 6th, 2006 The sudoku game, which became very popular recently, might be a security risk to your computer, according to PandaLabs.

Some of the sites offering sudoku game downloads might also deliver spyware with the game. The funny thing is that users who download the file and try to install it, will be prompted to allow installation of spyware. If the user declines, he won't be able to play the game, but no spyware will infest his computer.

On the other hand, if the user accepts, he'll be able to play the game, but every time he starts the game YazzleSudoku spyware will be downloaded to his computer. This spyware creates several Windows registry entries and other files it needs to operate, with names such as RL_SudokuInstaller.rar.lnk, or Yazzle Sudoku. YazzleSudoku also displays advertising messages on user's screen.

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