Cheatpunch update

So from the information I have been reading, it appears that CheatPunch is taking screenshots of peoples computer while running Rust.  This being said, I don’t know as of yet if it is limited to the client window of Rust, or complete desktop if running in a window.

That being said, you can avoid sending off your personal computers screen shots by doing the following:

Running Windows, open the following file AS ADMINISTRATOR (or it will not let you save) C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add the following line:

“” (no quotes)

Make sure you save this file, and reboot your machine. In a nutshell what this will do is whenever CheatPunch wants to send off data, it will get redirected to your local computer before hitting a DNS lookup.  Since your not running a CheatPunch server, it will appear that the system is down, and be unable to send off the data.

I have not got any reports yet of being CheatPunch’d by running Rusty Navigator.  However this is a step to protect yourself just in case they are targeting Rusty Navigator as well.