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News video games 08 December 2023, 05:25

author: Adam Adamczyk

Fake GTA 6 is Roaming the Internet; Installer Can Infect Your PC

A fake version of GTA 6 for PC is circulating on the web. Installing it may harm your computer.

Source: Rockstar Games

GTA 6 is still far away, because as Rockstar announced at the end of the wildly popular trailer, which already boasts more than 126 million views, the game will debut in 2025. For now, we know that the title is headed for PS5 and XSX consoles, but that, as you can see, doesn't discourage some from seeking out a PC version here and now. This is being exploited by scammers who have created a fake installer, enticing with the logo of Rockstar's upcoming game and letting viruses into your computer.

Scammers are preying on the gullibility of impatient gamers

Fake GTA 6 is Roaming the Internet; Installer Can Infect Your PC - picture #1
Source: reddit

On some websites with bootleg games you can find the PC version of GTA 6, or at least that's what people who don't know that the title is scheduled to hit only PS5 and XSX may think, or are naive enough to believe that there was a leaked PC release. On Reddit a screenshot was published showing the installer window. In fact, it resembles the typical installers of one of the groups releasing pirated versions of games.

Unfortunately for a person tempted by quick access to the streets of the new Vice City, using such an installer may end up with letting malware onto the hard drive, that is, a file designed to steal data or damage your PC. In such a case, you need to get rid of all files coming from the installer as soon as possible, scan your hardware with an antivirus software and, or some more extreme cases, maybe even format the drive.

Fortunately, the danger can be avoided in a trivially simple way. All you have to do is not search for GTA 6 PC version. Rockstar usually releases its games on consoles first, and only after some time can PC owners enjoy them. Time will tell how it will be in the case of the latest installment of Grand Theft Auto.

Adam Adamczyk

Adam Adamczyk

Has been writing professionally since 2013. In 2021, he joined, where in addition to gaming topics, he deals with strictly technological information. Worked with the largest music stores in Poland, creating articles related to instruments and generally understood sound design. Interested in computer games since childhood. On top of that, his interests include playing the guitar, composing music, and strength sports.