My guildys just passed on this info today
Info about the new owners
Im going to try and find more sources, but I thought I should inform others
Looks like this is a legit problem and not some upset player blowing smoke
Guildie of mine lost 3k gold and all his gear to one of these. Please, be careful.
Gonna change password now just incase.
A friend of mine lost all his stuff too, so another friend (with stupidly good gear) changes his password every 4 of 5 days now.
Haven't used thottbot in ages. And always have noscript to to date as well as adblock. But good to know.
The link to the official forums isn't working for me.
who clicks on ads
Old news. Everyone freaked out at first when wowhead was taken over by ige, but its fine. just dont click on ads
Yeah I only noticed the date a few mins ago (10/3).
Wonder if its officially sorted though?
i had wowhead open in firefox the other day while playing and noticed my processing went up to 100% constant when it was on the wowhead page..when i went back to google it went back down again...
also i had an ad pop up the other day which came out of no where..i didnt click on anything..was maybe the same day..which was like a free virus scanner ad..didnt think much of it and closed it..sounds an awful like what is being described
i ran a virus scan the day after this anyhow with avg and it didnt find anything..ill run one again just in case
run spybot search and destroy.
Thats definitely spyware/adware rather than something that would be picked up by a virus scanner, quite nasty and irritating in its own way mind. Like anti has mentioned run spybot search and destroy.
Dunno if its connected but after seeing this last night I scanned and found a keylogger, Don't really use thottbot myself anymore but I'm pretty sure my brother does. Changed my password and all last night and all seems to be well anyway.
yeah ran both s&d and avg and cleaned everything again..i definetly got this popup that is mentioned as i remember it was the first popup i had seen in months..so was wondering how it got through..i just closed it and did a clean just in case that day...
it appears now from reading about it.. that it activates just from mousing over it in your browser..and it isnt actually a keylogger but just spyware..if it gets into your computer itll just keep showing a window saying to get this "xpantivirus" software i think its called and itll hijack your browser to the page..which im happy to say i havent seen any of the symtoms of it