Razer Refreshes DeathAdder Mouse

"The famous DeathAdder gaming mouse receives a small but useful update. Is it as innocent as it seems?"

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DeathAdder update
 
Razer DeathAdder 3.5g Gaming MoueThe popular gaming mouse from Razer has received an update. The mouse has had it's 1800dpi infrared 3g sensor upgraded to a 3500dpi infrared 3.5g sensor, allowing for easier and quicker movement in games. The rest of the mouse remains the same, still a right handed design with 5 'Hyperesponse' buttons, a 1ms response time, teflon feet, a gold plated USB connector and a 7 foot long cable. The updated model is expected to retail for the same price as before, around £43.
 
Not a major update, but it does make me wonder, is this just to try and take the attention away from their blunder? Razer have, unknowingly, allowed thousands of users to download drivers from their website, infected with malware.
 
The Trojan - troj.dropper.jiz, which downloads and installs a copy of worm.aspxor.ab - was spotted on Razer's product support website by anti-virus vendor Trend Micro - and reported by DownloadSquad earlier this week. The analysis of the website has shown that at least eight separate driver packages offered by Razer's support site came with the unwanted bonus, and the company claims that only "7 out of 41 [anti-virus] vendors offered generic detection" of this particular worm, making it very difficult for the end-user to know if they've been infected by the unwanted bonus.
 
The worm, which spreads by opening a random TCP port on the infected system and connecting to external SMTP servers in order to send spam with itself as an attachment, isn't a thing to have installed on your system: accordingly, Razer are advising users to make use of free anti-virus scanners available online from Trend Micro and Avast.
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13-01-2010, 11:59:14

tinytomlogan
Its still here, but the spray booth got relocated in december, thanks to the cold weather we havnt been able to lay concrete yet. It works out quite well as it means I will be able to release some new parts with the system, if it all falls into place then its going to be pretty awesome :p

13-01-2010, 15:42:43

siravarice
Avalanche sounds much better. And I think white PC's are sexy ;) As long as the motherboard suits!

17-01-2010, 17:11:07

skunkmunkey
I must say Im a fan of avalanche myself. Glad to see you are taking the time on the inside too, somthing im a little fanatical about...

25-01-2010, 13:32:54

Skorchio
Im a big fan of avalanche, cant wait to see more :)

25-01-2010, 14:28:40

tinytomlogan
Me too! Its all been a bit hectic and as with everything my own stuff always get sopped first!

I should be kicking off with this again once the bodyshop is finished.

25-01-2010, 15:14:49

siravarice
Any chance of giving us the specs Tom?

25-01-2010, 15:17:56

tinytomlogan
not yet as loads of it has changed dude!

25-01-2010, 15:23:38

siravarice
Haha, sounds about right with all this new hardware coming out all the time. You going for a white/blue pearl finish on the paintjob? Bit like fox's White Star? That was damn sexy.

25-01-2010, 18:48:40

tinytomlogan
Im not giving anything away till nearer the time dude. I might have got bored of white by then :p

26-01-2010, 02:50:20

siravarice
Haha, nice. Can't wait to see more then!
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