View Full Version : Can I get viruses through the Steam web browser?

08-03-2009, 01:43 AM
I was on spacebuild last night, looking for a tutorial for a blackhole generator, and I clicked on a link which looked like fpsbanana, or it was fpsbanana cos it hacked.

ANYWAY, on that site loads of porn and across it all was "YOU LOST THE GAME." Which makes me think it's a virus or a trojan, come to ♥♥♥♥ up your computer. My virus scanner is still running, and nothing seems to be out of place on my computer, but is it possible to download things through the steam web browser?

08-03-2009, 04:54 AM
Theoretically, you can. You can get viruses through every web browser. But practically, it's pretty safe. Of course you should run automatic updates to ensure that you don't have any security holes which have been public for a year. But if some site just tells you that you lost the game, it means nothing.

08-03-2009, 05:13 AM
You can, it uses the IE engine (Trident).

08-03-2009, 05:13 AM
You can be hacked via motd.txt or steam web browser like with normal IE on bad sites.

At The Gates
08-04-2009, 08:30 AM
Yes, you can get a virus.

08-04-2009, 08:34 AM
IE doesn't allow driveby-downloads, so the only way to get something is via a security hole. And as I already said, security holes are present in every application and the best cure is to keep applications updated. Windows keeps all it's components (including IE) updated by itself, unless you tell it not to do so.

07-19-2010, 02:51 PM
Heh, this is why I love Doucchebags on the servers. When someone hates my server or messes with me then I cause the plugin to send them to multiple bad sites this if they **** with me, I can **** their pc in return. Call it a mutual exchange of happiness.

Since Valve/Steam doesnt do anything against Teamkillers, ragequitters, micspammers, and suiciders on a game they just joined, they might as well be forced to uninstall their game and read a book. But since no ban system is that smart only aimbots and wallhacks might as well make yourserver a dangerous place to mess with. I think having a virus installed on your pc as a punishment for doing those things 5 times in a row is a well deserved effort.