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While Pokemon GO, the hugely popular augmented reality game, is officially only available for mobile devices, there are ways to play it on PC (we have a guide for it here). But going down the unofficial route does come with its own risks. If you download the game from a dubious source, you may potentially fall prey to nefarious software created by cybercriminals. One example is a new ransomware that impersonates a Pokemon GO application for Windows. Here's what you need to know.


Blizzard has been battling against the use of bots, cheats, trackers and all other manner of third-party programs for decades now. Hell, I still remember the days of Diablo being infested with cheats and dodgy traders.

Unsurprisingly, there's a suite of applications available that can alter your Hearthstone experience as well. But in a blog post and advisory sent out to media this morning, antivirus makers Symantec has warned players that they might be getting more than they bargained for if they stray down the third-party path.