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.