All of the posts regarding this software being a malware or a trojan or a backdoor are actually reasonable responses. but it is most likely a backdoor due to these following reasons:
1. .exe (executable)
from my experiences of cyber security when a program is on .exe it is most likely a virus/backdoor because why not code the program in java since it is safer? why is it a .exe program.
2. Coding languages
There are no source codes to this program meaning we cant know what programming language does the program uses which is really suspicious
3rd. Needs permission?
Why the actual frick does the program need permission for only authenticating the program just needs graphics power to do its job it doesn't have a reason to ask for permission.
Ok, before you fall into the trap of downloading and using this program, please use your common sense to decide whether it is even worth the risk to do so
1. The site claims to provide completely *free* minecraft accounts with *no* catch whatsoever
2. There are various other reviews stating that their accounts have been stolen (Thats kind of a massive red flag)
3. The minecraft EULA states that the license of the usage of game is personal to you and so you are not allowed to "give copies of the game away, make commercial use of, try to make money from, or let other people get access to our game and its parts in a way that is unfair or unreasonable"
If you are not convinced by this point/are not concerned by the unethicality, or shady aspect of this website, I will share my story of how I almost lost my own Minecraft account to this program:
It was a fine afternoon, I decided that I apparently needed more than one minecraft account and so decided to google how to get one. I stumbled upon this site, called mcleaks.net The instructions dictated that you needed to install their authenticator. I proceeded to install it, and run it. It then further instructed that you also needed to provide the location of your minecraft game files to log in to its alternate accounts.
It was at this point that two questions were brought to my mind:
1. If it were legitimately trying to give us the minecraft accounts completely free of charge, why not just give the Username and Password? It works the same way and nobody can steal the account cause they don't have the email
2. Why would a standalone authenticator need to access the minecraft game files as well, furthermore, the website says that if you want to uninstall it, just delete the program itself, there is no need to uninstall, -you don't need to check if any files are remaining at all, trust me, especially since I don't even appear as a program in the control panel-
Using the now newly gained logical standpoint, I decided to check online whether this program was safe to use; 50/50 safe to use or account stolen. Hm.
I ran a scan using Malwarebytes (which is a trustable malware scanner btw, it has been my trusty antivirus for two years without issue) and after a few minutes, got 2 detections, both of them MachineLearning/Anomalous.96% to be specific.
I decided to close the program and try to uninstall it. I literally found no trace of where the authenticator went (I could've lost track of it or something but I tried searching for it and it did not come up)
If you still decide to install this thing you can go ahead, but this is just a warning to those cautious enough to heed it. I've provided both a very lengthy written testimony and 3 red-flags as to why this could be potentially harmful to your Minecraft legacy. But if you have no existing Minecraft account currently, you may want to give it a try, since really the worst-case scenario is that your non-existent Minecraft account is stolen.
Best Regards and Yours Truly,
Qwek, the guy who has way too much time and decided to create an account to write an essay about why McLeaks.net is sketchy as hell
P.S I realise the formatting on the phone can be quite shit so have fun with that
it's safe, and it's legal.
what these people are saying about it stealing accounts is blatantly wrong. if you check the launcher profiles while using mcleaks.net, it shows an account generally following the format of email@example.com, also, the game uses a custom authentication service rather than mojang's. so, no accounts are being stolen or resold. furthermore, due to the nature of these accounts and how they only work for a few days, and with restrictions, you are not getting an entire minecraft account for free. you are getting limited access. the site is meant to be used for alt-accounts, however just has a name that says otherwise. I should also add that the site has been tested and is virus free
From minecraft EULA (https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula):
This permission is personal to you, so you are not allowed to distribute the Game (or
any part of it) to anyone else. This also means you cannot sell or rent the Game, or
make it available for access to other people and you cannot pass on or resell any
Simply put, mcleaks is in violating of minecraft's rules, and is as such illegal.
Now, to address the main concern with this site: will my account be hacked?
In order to function, mcleaks redirects authentication to their own servers, which is "fine" as long as you're using their token system, but becomes a problem as soon as you use your real account details: your data (username, password, email, the entire thing) is sent towards an unknown server which supposedly promotes "free" minecraft accounts (of which most, if not all, are hacked accounts). Would you really trust them with your account details knowing they could do anything they want with them?
Edit: I have been finding a few instances of people possibly getting their accounts hacked as a result of using mcleaks, and although I will not be linking them here (as I'm not sure of the rules of this forum), I encourage all users to do their own research and hopefully find the results that I have gotten.
It steals your main Minecraft account through it's authenticator. And, every single account on here is in a database called DOHA, which blocks hacked accounts from joining servers.
This *will take* your account, be careful!
Completely fine site. All you you guys hate this because you can't log back into your accounts. Maybe try switching your brains to the 'on' setting, because you have to switch the authenticator back to 'Mojang'. Try that. But first, try signing in to your Microsoft account. If it works, then great, if not DM me at HydraCoreX#6132.
*Please read before you act like shit about MCLEAKS*
Why is everybody flaming about this site? It doesn't hack accounts.
So to make it clear: The reason why you can't login back to your main accounts is, that you bunch of idiots don't know to switch the MCLEAKS authenticator back to Mojang. If you let the authenticator run the Minecraft Launcher with MCLEAKS authenticated. It will not let you login with your main acc. Gushh.. You guys think this rating is fake? Yeah go ahead and add me on Discord for proof! Musashii#3031
I am using this site to get tokens to cheat on servers, where I will get banned anyway..
Many people cry about their accounts that got hacked, which is not true. So many people don't trust this site because no one can switch their brain on to set the authenticator back to Mojang instead of MCLEAKS. I use MCLEAKS for so long and never had any problems about my main account.
Again: You have the MCLEAKS app. To play with alts you need to log out of your Minecraft launcher and set the MCLEAK authenticator (the app) too MCLEAKS. If you wan't to play with your main account again, go inside the MCLEAK AUTHENTICATOR app and set it back to Mojang. Seee?? Very easy!
So don't cry about my rating "mimimi this is just a fake rating"
These alts aren't even good tho.. just please think and switch the authenticator back to Mojang before you guys cry like 12 year olds about your Minecraft accounts. It's not that hard x)
Where to start? This is a website that steals your personal information about your account. DO NOT USE IT. See all of those reviews underneath that give 5 stars, 4&1/2, or 4? They are FAKE ACCOUNTS made by MCLEAKS. I REPEAT, DO NOT USE IT
Made an account on here only to post this on the thread. This is a website that is in some places, illegal. Now, it is useful for alts, but the catch is, it resells your account to randoms after you open the authenticator. It says this is not their problem in the ToS page when downloading the authenticator. I will 100% confirm that this site steals your account to other people while you use someone else stolen account. It's basically trading accounts. You get someones account, you lose your account. It's really not trustworthy to be completely honest and I would not recommend it unless you have nothing personal on your computer at the time you run the authenticator. Please, stay safe when downloading "free" items off of websites.
Like the other person in the comments, if you think I'm a bot or someone trying to give a bad rating to the website, add me on Discord and ask me about it. #meechinary#5459
I bought an account from mojang.com and 2 years later it got hacked
How you ask? I used the mcleaks generator for some reason and then my details got hacked and someone else is using my account so guys dont use the website
These are not "accounts that aren't used anymore" or "cracked accounts". These accounts are basically, if you think of it accounts being held hostage from the program and are being lent out to other users.
The program will scan your computer [and may even ask] for minecraft login details. It then takes these details and posts it on their website as an alt, even though it is YOUR ACCOUNT.
Most of these alternates may not work from time to time, and it will attempt to phish you out of your account in order to give you a stolen account.
In addition, this is most likely illegal.
[Note: i never used this, but i analyzed this website, and found these on my own and with others.]