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11/10/2010 10:48 AMPosted by Baloo
The World of Warcraft forums are a good place to come if you need information about your class, spec, profession or just have questions about the game in general. Unfortunately, a long with the good information that can be found here, there are also "people" who post links to websites that may imitate a legitimate WoW related website, but actually have a hidden program that gets installed on your computer in the background, without your knowledge.


It cannot be installed, it can only be downloaded.

BTW, good thread
WoW thank you
I miss those days of "Naked woman caught by satellite".
09/06/2012 06:35 AMPosted by Breadstick
I miss those days of "Naked woman caught by satellite".

Sex leg.
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11/24/2012 07:54 PMPosted by Alkazi
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This already IS a sticky.

These threads are going to be on top of the forum until Blizz decides to re-do the website again (ie. possibly forever), so they'll be accumulating additional questions & answers for many years.

Given that threads have a limited number of possible posts (25 pages worth plus 1 post), please refrain from making unnecessary and pointless posts in the sticky threads so we can extend their potential feedback & Q&A usefulness as long as possible.
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unfortunately virus scanners are not a total solution today. There are plenty of teq that malware can use to avoid detection. A good under the hood process explorer and familiarity to you os environment will go a long way in detecting abnormal behavior, ie virus's. I use procex and procmon from sysinternals. Plus alot of malware will hid in your auto run location and msconfig isnt complete in listing all autorun locations. Again i use autoruns from sysinternals. ANother trick is to loaunch a command prompt and type netstat -ano after closing any apps that use a network connection. Any ESTABLISHED connection could be a sign of a virus phoning home. The point is most malware is tested before release to see if VS"S pick it up. SO i know its hard and complicated but learn how to manually "scan" your system and some of the common tactics malware uses will go a long way in trouble shooting compromises.
Nothing beats a paranoid fire wall!!! I would rather be prompted a 100 times to alow safe processes than have some rouge program bust my machine without me knowing it.
I've also heard that links are being posted in the Calendar, trying to make it look as if your guild has a pending invite.
I've gotten 2 of these on 2 of my toons and deleted both of them without going to the link.

Also, is the site Curse.com okay? Anyone know?

Thanks in advance.
've also heard that links are being posted in the Calendar, trying to make it look as if your guild has a pending invite.
I've gotten 2 of these on 2 of my toons and deleted both of them without going to the link.


I got one of these the other day, randomly was invited to an event with the description that read like the typical trade chat gold-seller spam. I found out that if you right click on the event in the calendar you'll have a "report" option like those for chat-box messages.

Also, is the site Curse.com okay? Anyone know?


curse.com is still fine and dandy.
Wow, on Sunday, while I was playing, some idiot named himself Blizzard admin, and had his own clan caleed Blizzard, and he said that he'll disable my account if i dont provide him with details, I reported him (for name, considering he wasn't an admin, and lied) and there should be a report for moderator or admin impersonation! Lets see what Blizzard does about this. Thank god for previous Mod trainings i had in other games i was a mod, or if i was someone else who lacked common sense, I would've provided him with my acc details.
Well thank goodness i didnt go to his website..... as soon as i saw "suspend" i got off and started searching for answers ty :)

P.S. his name was Blizzir i think
and also btw i told him i would report him for notifying false info cause i was suspicous before i logged off and when i tried to.... it said player not currently playing
and when i tried to.... it said player not currently playing


Yup, and that character will probably never be used again. It will be deleted and a new one will be created called something like "Blizzaaar" for a single use mass-spamming session. Rinse, repeat.
That.... really helped man
P.S. All:
I learned something new, if you actually PM the person back saying "Can you guide me through the steps" they actually reply back with extra information, and I say, that would be the perfect time to actually report them, and/or go straight to sumbit a ticket and request a GM on live chat, and that who knows what can happen :3
4 years later, and still replies.........
Or just use Linux and not worry about that stuff happening to your system.

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