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UNOFFICIAL Autohotkey Sites

23 Dec 2019, 11:48

It was bound to happen and perhaps it has been going on for quite some time. Unofficial sites that look like us but are not.

AutoHotkey is of course open source and anyone may fork it and host their own site. We happily acknowledge and support this.
this korean fork is an example. They are their own entity entirely separate from us and we co-exist peacefully. They refer downloads back to us as the official version. Most importantly they do not pretend to be us.

It has recently been brought to my attention that one or more providers have been attempting to fool visitors into thinking they are us, but presenting an infected copy of the executable. they had hotlinked content from us soaking bandwidth. I have disabled this permanently

Let me set the record straight for any visitor.
AutoHotkey owns and operates only autohotkey.com and ahkscript.org. If you download executable code from any domain but https://www.autohotkey.com there is a fair chance that you are downloading infected code.

Some warning signs to be aware of.
domain of download link is not autohotkey.com
forum urls are not in the format of https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/pagename.php?querystring
Missing hardenize image (FAKE LOOK ALIKE SITE)
missing hardenize link.PNG
(50.12 KiB) Downloaded 558 times
OURS
hardenize link.PNG
(74.41 KiB) Downloaded 558 times
List of known bad actors. do not use this sites
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Known safe alternate sites
http://www.autohotkey.co.kr

Please if you become aware of alternate sites please post them here. I will vet them directly
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

23 Dec 2019, 15:40

What is this 'hardenize' icon? I don’t see it when going to https://www.autohotkey.com/ using Safari on an iPad, nor in Windows 10 using Edge or IE11.
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

23 Dec 2019, 16:18

At the bottom of the page
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

23 Dec 2019, 16:41

Oh... right!
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

25 Dec 2019, 14:19

Thanks for the heads up, though I always pretty much stick with main domain, no matter the site. Little late, but Merry Christmas to everyone.
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

08 Jan 2020, 08:32

@tank
You're saying,
"AutoHotkey owns and operates only autohotkey.com and ahkscript.org. If you download executable code from any domain but https www.autohotkey.com there is a fair chance that you are downloading infected code. "


Broken Link for safety

But I was wondering how come anyone own "example.com" and not own "www.example.com"? How come you say "autohotkey.com" is valid and genuine, but if we download anything from "www.hotkey.com", there are much chances of it being infected!! Could you pls clear the doubt!!
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

08 Jan 2020, 11:33

zopfan wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 08:32
@tank
You're saying,
"AutoHotkey owns and operates only autohotkey.com and ahkscript.org. If you download executable code from any domain but https www.autohotkey.com there is a fair chance that you are downloading infected code. "


Broken Link for safety

But I was wondering how come anyone own "example.com" and not own "www.example.com"? How come you say "autohotkey.com" is valid and genuine, but if we download anything from "www.hotkey.com", there are much chances of it being infected!! Could you pls clear the doubt!!
both
autohotkey.com
and
www.autohotkey.com
are the same

he said:
If you download executable code from any domain BUT https www.autohotkey.com
meaning:
If you download executable code from any domain OTHER THAN https www.autohotkey.com there are much chances of it being infected

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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

09 Jan 2020, 00:11

very sorry for the unnecessary noise created by me. I surely misread.
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Re: UN official Autohotkey Sites

26 Jun 2020, 10:39

tank, I suggest to change the title of this thread because UN is seperated from Official.
When I first saw it, I was thinking about United Nations Official Autohotkey Sites! :wtf:
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Re: UNOFFICIAL Autohotkey Sites

26 Jun 2020, 11:24

Good point ahah
I've edited the title :+1:
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Re: UNOFFICIAL Autohotkey Sites

28 Jun 2020, 11:17

Tank,

Thanks for the report. I don't want to sound anal but I think it's important. Your writing is a little bit confusing. When I read it, some sentences I interpret the exact opposite of what you are saying. You notice that some above were similarly confused.

I think it's because how you organize your sentences. Most people overuse lead-ins such as but, also, thus, etc. But, I think you should use more of them.

Finally, thanks for all the fabulous work that you do. We all appreciate it.

John

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