Be Safe From Sims Malicious Mods

Just a friendly reminder to stay safe out there in the Sims community, as there have been an increase in malicious mods being uploaded.

Take care! Earlier, there was a mention of two separate incidents where an individual with malicious intent tried to trick CC users into downloading harmful files.

They have been pretending to be the creators of popular mods for The Sims 4, but their recent actions have escalated their misconduct.

In a previous incident, the person took a mod by MSQSIMS and uploaded it to CurseForge with malicious mod files, using a different username.

Earlier today, it came to light that MSQSIMS’ account on The Sims Resource has been compromised, resulting in the unauthorized access to two of her other mods: Weather and Forecast Cheat Menu and Seasons Cheats Menu.

As per a post by LittleMsSam on Tumblr, it seems that the .exe file is only impacting Windows users. Therefore, players using Mac and Linux can currently breathe a sigh of relief.

The file seems to collect passwords from various sources, including Operating Systems, Internet Browsers, Discord, Steam, and Telegram, as well as unspecified crypto wallets.

Is Malicious Mods Affecting You?

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Given the recent surge in attack attempts on different mod platforms, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee the absolute reliability of any specific place for mod safety.

If you’ve recently downloaded any Custom Content, it’s a good idea to run a malware check, just to be safe.

Based on LittleMsSam’s post, you can follow these steps to identify any potentially harmful files associated with this situation:

  1. To access the “Run” command on your computer, you can either press the Windows key + R or search for “run” in the Start Menu.
  2. Simply paste or type the command %AppData%/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/UserData and press Enter
  3. Please take a look at the folder that opens and locate a file named “Updater.exe”.

If you happen to come across the “Updater.exe” file in this folder, it seems that you have been infected with a rather unpleasant mod malware.

How To Remove The Malware?

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Following the incident of malicious mod on CurseForge, additional measures were implemented to ensure that similar occurrences are avoided in the future.

In addition, Overwolf (the company behind CurseForge) has developed a program that can scan for and remove this malware.

It is designed to be effective even if you did not acquire the malware from CurseForge.

Visit GitHub and download “SimsVirusCleaner.exe” to efficiently scan your system and eliminate any harmful files.

Keep Yourself Aware With Discord

If you want to stay updated on this malicious mod event or any future developments, feel free to visit the Sims After Dark server on Discord.

They have all the information you need. It’s important to prioritize your safety during this ongoing situation.

Remember to exercise caution and avoid downloading any mods from unfamiliar or untrustworthy sources.

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