Security programs exist to help keep your account details and personal information safe. We recommend that players run regular scans to ensure that their computer is secure.
A virus or trojan is a program written to damage a computer. Viruses can cause damage to your files, your registry, or even your hardware. Viruses are hard to detect, easy to propagate, and difficult to remove. The most common way to be infected by a virus is via email or downloaded attachments.
|Antivirus Product||Free Version or Trial?||Free Online Scan?|
|Microsoft Security Essentials||Free||Unavailable|
Spyware monitors the actions of a computer user. This software falls into a number of categories:
- Software that may be installed legitimately to provide security or workplace monitoring.
- Software with relatively benign purposes that may be associated with marketing data collection.
- Software that is maliciously installed, either as a general violation of a user's privacy or to collect information to allow further attacks on their computer or online transactions (e.g. "keylogging" to collect passwords).
In addition to the Anti-Spyware products below, many Antivirus programs will also find and remove Spyware threats.
In general, spyware can affect the performance of the computer it is installed on, as quite often this software will attempt to send any gathered information to a host server. This can affect latency or may reduce your internet speed.
To assist your anti-spyware program in finding spyware that targets our games (see The Consequences of Buying Gold), bring up the login screen and type gibberish into the fields where you normally enter your login information while the anti-spyware program is running. Ignore these instructions if you are using ComboFix, as you do not want to run any other programs while ComboFix is running.
|Anti-Spyware Product||Free Version Available?|
**Use with care and at your own risk. ComboFix is intended as a last resort when other security programs fail. Do not run any other programs while Combofix is running.
A rootkit can help hide other malicious programs such as viruses, trojans and keyloggers. Finding and removing rootkits with ordinary anti-spyware or antivirus software can be very difficult.
|Anti Rootkit Scanner||Separate download or bundled with other software?|
**Use with care and at your own risk. ComboFix is intended as a last resort when other security programs fail. Do not run any other programs while ComboFix is running.
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