The most likely scenario is that you have communicated some information to a third party and they have relayed that information to your ex. You could have done it in game when playing or chatting with another player. You could have done it out of game. Unless there is some kind of security loophole at Blizzard (which I highly doubt), your ex has some kind of spyware on your system (like Spectersoft programs), or she is a computer genius, the third party is more likely.
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Spectersoft software are often omitted, because they are blatantly overt on the install.
And just to be clear, I earn a living as a computer tech. I clean crap like this up all of the time. I am not just talking out of my ass.
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I would say that it's more likely that either a guildie or a person on your realID is relaying information to her.
That aside, I would suggest doing a few things.
Install Adwcleaner to clean your browsers (If you have Google Chrome and it targets your preferences, that's fine). Adwcleaner uninstalls after use, you need to use the "save" option when downloading if you want it to stay on the computer, otherwise it just runs and leaves a log inside a folder of what was cleaned.
After that, download Malwarebytes and do a full scan.
If you still have any questions and need help with checking your computer for Malware, I would direct you to Beeping Computer, as their support staff is one of the most helpful that I have seen; it's safe and reliable as long as you use links from moderators.
*Apologies for linking another forum, but the support there is most likely going to be more useful than what he could get on the Computer sub-forum.
Deathknight's do it using disease, blood and the power of the unholy. Warlocks do it with dark demons by their side. Mages do it with summoned arcane powers. Druids do it using the forces of nature. Rogues do it through stealth, poison's, shadows and....from behind. Paladins do it by calling to the light for aid. Shamans do it with the help of the elements. Priests do it through the holy light.
Warriors just fucking do it.
If you are worried that she might of put a keylogger/tracking program into your computer,
save all your must have data (docs, pics, ect) to a thumb drive.
Then totally wipe your Drive, or get a new drive and re-install the Os on it with 2 good av/malware programs.
You know you can copy the WHOLE Wow dir to a thumb drive as a backup?
To restore it copy back and send the loader to desktop as a link.
If you do not feel that you can do it, take it to a profesional and have them do it.
It's your peace of mind.
To secure the computer, you can password lock the bios for booting, and also password your windows login.
Lol keep her from accessing your computer when you have all this done.
JFYI I have been a computer wizard since 1975.....
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My Armory - Tenzi
Your toon keeps all of its achievements. It has the same achievement points, and the same dates on all the achievements even after transferring, name-changing etc. All she had to do was look for the character with the same number of achievement points, and check your achievements list/dates. It's really not that hard with all the tracking websites out there. Short of creating a new account she will easily be able to track your character. It's even easier when she can filter that list to a certain class/race/gender.
I am wondering since there is a son involved if there is a much better way of dealing with this. While I generally like getting the police involved in stalking situations I can't help but feel that it will just escalate the situation and your son will become a pawn in your little war. If your able I would sit down with her maybe in a public place and just find out what "emotional support" she is seeking. I think it's clear she is not over the break-up and maybe is looking to get back with you?
And yes in the meantime I would wipe your computer and reinstall programs from their original CD's or trustworthy websites.
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You can ignore her and if she contacts you through another character report her for harassment. You can also get a restraining order which would legally keep her from contacting you in game.
If she's not playing but keeping an account just to stalk you, I'd really consider reporting it has harassment and letting them know how much of a problem she's being for you both there AND in real life. I mean god, WoW is supposed to be an escape, that sucks that you can't even just get away from the real world crap while there. :\
Personally... she needs to be ip banned in game, restraining order in real life, and change phone number.
I'm guessing one of three things is happening:
1. She DOES still play, just to keep tabs on you, and it's through a secret account.
2. She's getting her information from someone else, either a friend on your Real ID or someone you talked to "in real life".
3. She is actually using keyloggers or other such things to keep track of what you're doing.
All are highly possible, but I personally doubt it's #3.
I would think the highest likelihood here is that she has managed to put something on you computer. In your shoes, the first thing I would do is scan for any type of program. If you are unable to find anything, and she is still sending you messages like that, my next move would be to completely wipe the hard drive and change passwords on every single possible internet-connected account that I have.
Putting the game aside for a moment, you need to document every single thing she sends you and get a lawyer. If they can prove it's not safe for your child to be with her - she sounds insane, frankly - then you can get custody. If you can't or don't want custody for some reason you should at least be able to get some sort of supervised visitation so you don't have to meet up with her alone. Going through a trial would also likely result in her being ordered to get the help she so obviously needs.
Also, to some of the replies in thread...any sort of stalking can be scary and serious.
I would work on getting full custody of your child and legally keeping her as far away as possible...
Their are a ton of websites that track charectors. A guildy of mine recently has been experiencing a lot of harrasment from a guild on skullcrusher. These people wernt ex bf-gf's they were just psychotic. First day I downloaded Oque to do some t14 for mog, i get members from their guild in my group. They transferred toons to our server on emerald dream, they follow us around and are generally annoying more or less. Reported tons of times for harrassment as they make level 1 toons and spam us constantly in raid. Blizzard has been slow to do anything about this. Good luck. has been going on for 7 months now
Theres no need for a keylogger. Back in the day there were already sites that could guess what happened to a character based on gear alone and the fact that it suddenly appeared on the armory one day and wasn't there the day before, while vanishing on another server a day earlier. Achievment points with dates make this thing a 100% surefire way nowadays. Some of guildies made use of that before to track down ninja looters and assholes in the past, its not exactly brain surgery.
Only way to get her off your tail would a completly new battle net account (no, not just another game on your battle net account) and starting from scratch, as you already said yourself in your op.
OT: Someone mentioned that she might just be checking achievements & achievement dates to find you. That's quite possible.
God why can't she leave him the fuck alone and let him live his life?
Mind my language, but seriously this is fucked up.