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Blizzard warns World of Warcraft users about new trojan

A gamer overlooks a Warlords of Draenor poster at a convention
A gamer overlooks a Warlords of Draenor poster at a convention
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Blizzard warned World of Warcraft players about a Trojan that could compromise the security of accounts. The Trojan, which affects Windows computers, compromises account security. Affected users may have their passwords and account information stolen. The Trojan rests inside a fake version of the popular Curse client. Players that do not use add-ons do not need to worry.

Blizzard Entertainment posted the warning on the WoW forums last Friday. The message contains tells readers how to detect the malicious software. Unfortunately, neither anti-virus nor anti-spyware programs detect the program at the moment, but it relies on one key file. Disker affects Windows computers using a 32 bit process, and Disker64 affects 64-bit processors. Computers running Macintosh or Linux are not affected by the software.

Even players who use account authenticators are not safe. Neither the mobile authenticator nor the key fob authenticator protects an infected PC. Until anti-virus software makers update their programs to detect the Trojan, reformatting an infected hard drive is the only way to remove it.

Note: Click here to find a less extreme method to remove the malicious software.