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    Arrow Online Poker (PokerStars)

    I'm interested in playing poker online with play money. Anyone know if installing the PokerStars application on my PC will give me viruses or malware (spyware, etc). I wasn't sure what these poker apps were laced with, and figured I'd ask about PokerStars specifically. Anyone know?

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    I only play poker on facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devAngel View Post
    I only play poker on facebook.
    Me too. And for my skills (which are only as far as I know the rules) it's challenging enough. Don't know if that would be enough for someone who knows the stuff well. Then again fb is pretty big.

    Other than that, I used to play on Yahoo games before. And I'm sure there are other browser based platforms. So if you're afraid to install stuff, you don't have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TantekHack View Post
    Anyone know if installing the PokerStars application on my PC will give me viruses or malware (spyware, etc). I wasn't sure what these poker apps were laced with, and figured I'd ask about PokerStars specifically. Anyone know?
    I'm sure PokerStars is so hard up for money that they hide some 25 cent an install adware on each install of their client.

    Are you serious? Pokerstars is a billion dollar business, they're not going to be taking chances on their reputation by trying to clip viruses and malware into their software.

    The first time you sign up to a $4 tournament they make more in rake than they would from virus and malware.

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    People say Full Tilt Poker is a huge business that is reputable... but take a look at McAfee's Site Advisor and see the trojan lurking in their install:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/fulltiltpoker.com

    Apparently the Full Tilt Poker app is laced with Cutwail.dll trojan .

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    No, it's safe. Used to play it in my last job (market research...).




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    Quote Originally Posted by TantekHack View Post
    People say Full Tilt Poker is a huge business that is reputable... but take a look at McAfee's Site Advisor and see the trojan lurking in their install:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/fulltiltpoker.com

    Apparently the Full Tilt Poker app is laced with Cutwail.dll trojan .
    Exactly, actually read the Site Advisor page, 148 downloads, 1 instance of this.

    False positives do happen.


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