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Ok
I havent been in Washington for like 3 months. I get home from Alaska,
come to find out that my Counter-Strike 1.6 has been ban for hacking.
I was the only one to have the password. None of my friends would have gotten
on my name and played.

So I think steam was out to get a nother 20$$bucks off me.
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I hate to break it to ya, but there really aren't false positives with VAC.

Perhaps your password was weak and someone got your name and password, perhaps you had files on your computer associated with modified drivers or files (someone else that uses your computer?) That is usually what is mistaken for false-positives. As I understand it, you don't even need to be hacking to get banned, just having the materials on your hard drive can screw you.

However, having a bad password is just as bad. =\\ Sorry man.

Still, Half-Life anthology is like 5 bucks now, so just go out and spend 5 bucks on a new CS 1.6 account.
    
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And what right does steam have to go through your hard drive like that? thats an invasion of privacy, the only way they should check for hacks is within the steam folder itself and no where else.
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some hacks need to be in your steam folder so even if you dont use them if they are in your steam folder they can ban you
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Exactly, but from what he said, sounds like they scanned his whole hard drive and thats illegal.
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well there are alot of people that have hacks on there hard drives but dont use them at all and they dont get banned
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post #7 of 23
Really...how long did it take you to figure out that steam sucks I've known that ever since I started playing hl2
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post #8 of 23
But the only way steam should be able to find hacks is within that folder and NO WHERE ELSE, thats invasion of privacy, if they scanned anywhere besides that folder, id be pissed and tell them off.
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And what right does steam have to go through your hard drive like that? thats an invasion of privacy, the only way they should check for hacks is within the steam folder itself and no where else.
You kind of accept it when installing, I am pretty sure of that. Same goes for the new update, remember it told you to read the new privacy policy and if you accept press play now.
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They still dont have any right to search anywhere else besides that folder.
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