View Full Forums : Warning: Suspicious File Links

09-06-2007, 12:16 AM
As I'm sure some of you have noticed, we've had problems with spammers posting malware links lately. Please be cautious about downloading links if you notice any of the following:

- Posters with very few posts, but posting several links to strange domain names
- Posting direct links to ZIP, EXE or other downloadable files
- Possible cut-and-pastes of official looking posts, but with links pointing to non-official sites

If you do choose to download a file you're not sure about, make sure you have an up-to-date anti-virus program installed. However, your best bet is simply: do not download files you're not sure about. Virus scanners don't always catch some of the newer keyloggers.

If you notice a suspicious post, please use the report post button and we'll take a look at the post as soon as we can.


09-07-2007, 01:27 AM
Learn to avoid them and take your web security practices everywhere

03-28-2008, 06:56 AM
links to XPantivirus and their false site have been all thru wowwiki, thottbot and wowhead.

The issue is that they are onRoll over events. So at times difficult to stop.

04-01-2008, 10:22 AM
I've also heard of internet security issues affecting sites like

In the mean time I would suggest using which is basically the WoWhead database with a different skin and no advertisements. It's faster, too... (on my connection at least)


04-01-2008, 12:05 PM
Hmm, never even heard of WoWDB before. Guessing it's done by the Curse guys based on the logo?