|Okay, today I did something really stupid, and against my usual habit.|
I was desperate for a little nostalgia in the form of an old Tony Hawk's game, found a little portable copy of it floating around the internet, went 'heck, why not?' and downloaded it. I am now paying for my piracy in the form of terrible paranoia.
I ran the usual antivirus scans and whatnot, but in order for the game to function, I had to run a little include 'regsetup.exe', about 43kb large that ran for a second, told me it changed the registry, and voila the game worked.
I've done scans, looked through the registry, found the entry that makes the game work, gotten rid of it, but I have a nagging feeling that program did a little bit more.
What sort of damage can a program like this inflict? Is there anyway I can revert the changes it made? And yes, I feel very very very bad for pirating the game. Will never do it again.