Eve, on 04 May 2012 - 09:14 AM, said:
hum that is a concern, although i'm more concerned about the security. Program that just reads a text file and gives me information is fine. But if you're program is also going to scan my running progresses, and be able to look into my other programs and such, aka, do more than reading a text file. Setting aside concerns about paying my cc bills and bank statements online, I'm pretty much prohibited from being able to use this on my laptop which I also double use for work, due to the fact that I'm in health care and sometimes have to do patient reports on there. A program that can collect other information on my pc and send it off to an outside company *(NCsoft).. yeah that might be breaking confidentiality laws lol
I know as a DMG meter, Aion Rainmeter is 100% legit. So is there anything we can do to help it be more legit in NCsoft's eyes aka write a petition, public support, etc etc?
I've long been a supporter of dmg meters as a way to challenge myself as well as others. I hold the belief that skill > Gear. A geared sorc autoattack doesn't outdps a undergeared ranger trying his best, so gear checks isn't always useful. So anything I can do as a supporter to keep Rainmeter legit I'm happy to do. However i don't think needs to be Aion police to get that support.
Well that's understandable. My program isn't open source, and I'm just some random gamer without any major reasons to trust me; you have to be wary at least. As for the extra scan it does, it's a pretty simple procedure, performed as well by many other processes like browsers and media players, they use some windows Api call to retrieve a list of running processes to see if they are already running another instance; arm does that as well, and in the process also checks whether it finds certain types of aion cheating programs -running- (not just in your disk, it doesn't scan any files). If it does find one, it shuts down; I implemented this for 2 reasons: 1) I don't want cheaters benefiting from my app. 2) I don't want my app running alongside hacks, that it might be wrongly associated with any hacking tools by NC/GF.
If you want extra security however, there are many ways to scan what the program does, to name a few:
Process Explorer http://technet.micro...ernals/bb896653
Process Monitor http://technet.micro...ernals/bb896645
Comodo firewall http://www.comodo.co...ty/firewall.php
Latest one also has very advanced security features that can check every little action by specified programs
But even after all this, only way to feel a bit more secure about random programs is to see how long they've been running and how many people are using it; most likely if it was doing something fishy, someone would have already found out.
A program that can collect other information on my pc and send it off to an outside company *(NCsoft).
It doesn't send anything, only shuts down if it finds something. You also agree to that in the License agreement before downloading and installing http://aionrainmeter.tk/download/
Because tbh, as much as I Love the idea of hackers not being able to use rainmeter and getting called out, I think this feature potentially brings problems for you. What if someone uses an advance hack that the doesn't show in the DB? What if someone uses a program that's false positive? NCsoft already does some cheat detection, but the invasiveness of it is probably limited by their legal team saying what would get them into trouble and what wouldn't. On the other hand, you don't have the luxury of having that kind of protection at your back.
Not sure what kind of problems you mean. My program tagging people as hackers, that's not any different from people callign you a cheater on boards or LFG channel. As for some people not using the program, it doesn't really concern me; arm is a free program I made for fun and as a hobby, whether more or less people use it doesn't really matter much, it's not like I'm getting money for it.