taultunleashed logoBlizzard's World of Warcraft Trojan : World of Warcraft General Discussions
newtopic  postreply
 [ 2 posts ] 
blue large dot

Blizzard's World of Warcraft Trojan : World of Warcraft General Discussions

Posted: October 28th, 2008, 11:10 am
 
Spitt

Total Posts: 754
Joined: January 29th, 2007, 7:46 pm
Spitt's Reps: 718
User avatar
premium
quoted from elsewhere

If you started World of Warcraft today with Avast! running, which from what I have been telling you for a long time is the best AV out there, then you may have it as a positive reading from scan.dll and scan.dll.new. It's not completely a false positive, there are merits in the fact that they are detected, since they do actually scan your computer and then report the findings back to Blizzard. Thus they are trojans.

Though Blizzard is a safe company, I still took measures. I am not going to set Avast! to not scan these files, since I take malware very seriously. What I did instead was to rename the 2 scan files with an extension of .bak, then make 2 new files in the WoW folder using notepad and save as scan.dll and scan.dll.new. I set these as empty files and then set them to read only.

Blue Post on this matter...
Quote:
This is nothing to worry about. We occasionally check the hardware specifications on your computer to know what types of computers our customers are using. Please be assured we do not check for any personal information. We're strictly looking for CPU speed, amount of RAM, video card information, and similar non-personal information.


Sorry Blizzard, but setting off my AV is not a good thing.

It is my opinion that should a trojan writer be smart enough, he will make an addon that auto replaces these after I mark them as "safe" and then I will have a real trojan on my system, that I marked as safe. I do not want to take these chances, and if blizzard doesn't get a little bit of information, so be it. I would rather be safe with my accounts.


Want Avast! Anti-Virus, the AV program that Spitt recommends? http://www.avast.com/


Reply with quote
Posted: October 30th, 2008, 3:38 pm
 
Tault_admin

Total Posts: 30086
Joined: November 9th, 2002, 9:57 am
Tault_admin's Reps: 1440
User avatar
administrator
Mod in Training
Meh looks like just warden.


Reply with quote
Want Advertisements After The Last Post Removed? Create A Free Account!

blue large dot Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests

Popular Sections
SWTOR Cheats
Guild Wars 2 Cheats
Guild Wars 2 Hacks
Guild Wars 2 Bots
Diablo 3 Cheats
Guild Wars 2 Mods

Popular Sections
WoW Cataclysm Cheats & Exploits
WoW Cataclysm Hacks & Bots
Star Wars The Old Republic Cheats
SWTOR Mods
Torchlight 2 Cheats
SWTOR Space Mission Bots
Site Nav and RSS
RSS Feed of World of Warcraft General Discussions RSS Feed 
Sitemap of World of Warcraft General Discussions Sitemap 
SitemapIndex SitemapIndex
RSS Feed RSS Feed
Channel list Channel list
left bottom corner Site and Contents Copyright 2001-2012 All Rights Reserved TaultUnleashed.com bottom corner
top left
top right
createaccount
Username:   Password:   Remember Me?