View Full Version : Keylogger found in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD

04-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Please, delete it now!!


The amazing Sonic 2 HD unofficial project came with an amazing bonus content...

Some weeks ago an alpha version of the unofficial project: Sonic The Hedgehog 2 HD was released for us, but it contains a special bonus... a KEYLOGGER !!

A professional antivirus employee has detected and confirmed that this alpha version of the game include a keylogging program so all your keyboard activity will be recorded, even user passwords.

So guys, we're a bit sad about this but we STRONGLY recommend you to delete the game and follow the steps below:

Earlier today, I was contacted by a professional antivirus employee who was interested in why Sonic 2 HD consistently popped up as a threat by multiple antivirus software programs and did some investigation. His results showed that a keylogger is part of the Sonic 2 HD software. After receiving this notification, we conducted our own independent tests and found that there is indeed a keylogging program as part of the Sonic 2 HD alpha software.

I want to emphasize that at this time, we have found no evidence that the software has been "phoning home" any data-only that we have found the capability exists.

Because this vulnerability has been found, we are strongly advising that the software be removed. You will need to delete the files included with the Sonic 2 HD zip, as well as the registry keys hooked at HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/NakaSMK (if you are unfamiliar on how to do this, go to Start->Run.., type regedit, follow the folder path, and then delete the NakaSMK folder.)

We will have more information on the situation as it evolves.

OFFICIAL SITE: http://s2hd.com/

NEWS SOURCE: http://kotaku.com/5900549/sonic-2-hd-contains-keylogger-delete-immediately

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!