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#1 Honorshammer

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:36 PM

I had previously posted about my WoW account being hacked. (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=143085&hl=)

I waited a couple of days but I decided to format my hard drive and just start over. I know you guys are busy and I wanted to get back into the game. You can check the topic there but basically I tried every kind of scan and never had a 'hit' on the Malware that infected me.

Since that time I read an article detailing possible issues with Addons (think like Plug Ins) that you can install into the game. They are all lua files and go into a directory. The article mentioned being wary of any .html, .scr. .bat, .com, or .jpg files

I checked my new (hopefully clean) system and found a .html and .jpg file in my Addon file. It has nothing at all to do with the addon. I opened the HTML file in Notepad and didn't see any script calls. I couldn't check the .jpg but I scanned with with Norton Internet Security. It reported as clean.

The other site I am concerned about is WoW Web Stats (http://wowwebstats.com/). It asks you to run a small Java program. It claims to be legit and many people use it, but I'm scared to death to fire up their Java code.

I did use the addon once before I knew about the possible file issue. I posted in the AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic143868.html) looking for a way to verify this jpg hadn't infected me and I was advised to make a post here.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:49 PM

clickable links for Honorshammers BC posts:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143085/password-stolen-cant-find-malware/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/143868/suspious-jpg/

Edited by Queen-Evie, 26 April 2008 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:02 PM

Show Hidden Folders/Files
  • Open My Computer.
  • Go to Tools > Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
  • Select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide extensions of known file types.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Click Yes when prompted.
  • Click OK.
  • Close My Computer.
is it really a jpg?
Chewy

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

#4 hillbillygreek

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:36 PM

is it really a jpg?


Honorshammer could download GSpot from here which may tell him wether or not it is a jpg. I've used it on a few occasions & once found out that an mp3 I came across was actually a jpeg file renamed to an mp3. No install is necessary, just run it, browse to the file in question & it will reveal any information necessary.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 10:28 PM

Show Hidden Folders/Files

  • Open My Computer.
  • Go to Tools > Folder Options.
  • Select the View tab.
  • Scroll down to Hidden files and folders.
  • Select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide extensions of known file types.
  • Uncheck (untick) Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Click Yes when prompted.
  • Click OK.
  • Close My Computer.
is it really a jpg?


It really is a .jpg




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