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What is "GPL.SOL" And Why Is It On My Computer ?


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#1 Code Fox   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 3018

Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I found this file, while trying to figure out a security breach in my system ... what is it for ?
The raw data that I can read points to
http://www.gamedev.net/page/index.html
The file is located in ""\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\SMZAQ2S2\couponcp-a.akamaihd.net\items\e6a00\storage.swf""

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#2 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 17593

Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

It looks like one of the ads on the homepage handed you a flash cookie.

Mmm, tasty.

Edited by swiftcoder, 20 December 2012 - 02:25 PM.

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#3 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5890

Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

i love how these things just get buried 10 folders deep with the absolute most obscure names possible.
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#4 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 17593

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

i love how these things just get buried 10 folders deep with the absolute most obscure names possible.

You wouldn't actually want to be able to filter these things by name/location, now would you?

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#5 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5890

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

i love how these things just get buried 10 folders deep with the absolute most obscure names possible.

You wouldn't actually want to be able to filter these things by name/location, now would you?


of course not, but why hide it into so many damn folders, instead of storing it all in one location, and hash the file names, instead of using 3-4 folder's just to contain a file or two.

honestly, the file could have gone like this:
"\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\SMZAQ2S2_couponcp-a.akamaihd.net_items_e6a00_storage.swf"
instead of abusing directory's to do the dirty work.
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#6 Code Fox   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 3018

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the info ... ya I do find it annoying it's buried so deep in useless directories.

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