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    Google Alert when visiting MMO-Champion

    Google Alert when visiting MMO-Champion - Final Update
    Earlier today MMO-Champion got flagged as "unsafe" by Google, resulting in a big ass warning message every time you tried to access the site explaining that MMO-Champion will eat your soul. Well good news, MMO-Champion doesn't eat souls!

    This is what happened in a nutshell.
    • In the morning an ad network got compromised and ended up serving a malware. (This is a pretty popular/high-end ad network and I'm not sure if I can give away the name without getting my ass kicked. I'll let them do their own communication)
    • We disabled ads as soon as the first warning appeared.
    • MMO-Champion or any of our infrastructure wasn't compromised, this was entirely 3rd party.
    • Since it's 3rd party and it's always better to be safe than sorry, take this as an opportunity to run a good old Malwarebytes Anti Malware scan on your computer.

    Obviously we apologize for the inconvenience.
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2012-11-02 at 02:11 AM.

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    Pandaren Monk kreebs's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    I'am, Thought it was MCAfee though.

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    Pandaren Monk ghostblade's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    The edge of dark space!
    dam you google!

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    Mechagnome Cai's Avatar
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    Sen'Jin Village
    I am at work so I just ignored the warning.... If this pc bites the dust Ill have a new one in matter of minutes :P

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    "Stay Fluffy"?


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    Oh, I thought the goldfarmers took over Mmochampion... >_>

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    what did you do to chaud?

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    Stay fluffy? Made me chuckle.

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    United Kingdom
    this happened to our companies website a while back, its annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post

    what did you do to chaud?
    seeing as Boubouille runs this place, its not suprising to see him post about something like this.
    There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want

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    Cheers for the heads up Boubys, just got the warning today too
    Quote Originally Posted by Potboza View Post
    I created a black human male called "Pedopriest" and ran him to SW.
    I started asking where the schools were.
    Someone said "My kids play on this server you creep! How can you live with yourself?"
    I whispered back, "How old are they?"

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    Bloodsail Admiral hiragana's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    South Yorkshire
    I was just coming to ask about this :s

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    If people are wondering, this is how most peoples accounts get stolen. Bad ad company doesn't check its ads, ad has exploit, installs keylogger and you lose acct. Use FlashBlock and NoScript!
    The biggest problem is all these fan sites that allow the chinese gold farmer advertisements in the first place...

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    Scarab Lord Arkenaw's Avatar
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    San Antonio, Texas
    This is why I block ads, not because I don't want to support the sites I use.

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    Ah perfect. Thank you for this!

    I reloaded the page from over night and bam I saw the warning. I was like "what the hell??"

    Good know everything is safe! Stay fluffy bubs!

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    I saw this warn only 2 times. First on main page, second on General Discussions forum. And now working fine.

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    Fortunately, I don't see ads here, due to a combination of Tracking Protection Lists and a massive hosts file. With Internet Explorer 10. When I run Firefox, I use Noscript, Adblock, and Flashblock.

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    Legendary! Vargur's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    European Federation
    I'm not getting any alert.
    Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.
    To resist the influence of others, knowledge of oneself is most important.

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    Alright. Cool. Thanks guys. I was wondering about that and what happened. And "stay fluffy" reminded me of the 2 Happy Feet movies. lol

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