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  Official Elder Scrolls Fourms Hacked! - Off Topic
  Posted by: bloodreaver9 on 07-09-2006 @ 15:52
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Be warned if you use the Official Elder Scrolls Fourms, about 4 hours ago someone possibly hacked into the forums and did something which people don't know much about at the moment. It only affects the people who use the default tan skin on the forums, once you get on there something is instantly downloaded onto your computer, its been said its a possible trojan. The admins are trying to fix this problem but stay away from the forums for the time being, I will post news when the forums are back up and virus free.


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Total comments: 14 | Last comment: 07-27-2006 at 05:14

 #1 - 07-09-2006 at 17:39
Joined: April 6th, 2005
Posts: 94
Well, after a scan I have 11 viruses. Someone else I know has the same amount after they scanned....so it seems you get 11 if you go to the forums

 #2 - not entirely true people! - 07-09-2006 at 17:50
From: (Chicago, IL)
Joined: June 18th, 2005
Posts: 153
the virus is only on the forums TAN skin set. Those of you with accounts, login and change it to anything else and youll be fine. Beer! Beer!

 #3 - 07-09-2006 at 18:06
Joined: April 6th, 2005
Posts: 94
Yes, I already said that it affects the people that use the tan skin...but you still get the virus if you log in to change the settings...

 #4 - 07-09-2006 at 18:17
Joined: July 9th, 2006
Posts: 3
If you use Firefox you can also download the No Script extension and it will prevent the virus from being downloaded.

 #5 - 07-09-2006 at 18:23
Joined: July 9th, 2006
Posts: 3
I am so glad I found this site tonight. I was wondering what was going on at Elder Scrolls forum tonight. When I went there my antivirus gave me a virus warning..After a half hour of cleaning up I seen fine now. How and why would someone do that.? Thanks for the heads up on this. I cannot imagine how many people this will affect..

 #6 - 07-09-2006 at 18:37
Joined: October 20th, 2004
Posts: 3
a WoW fanboy no dout LOLResistance is Futile!

 #7 - 07-09-2006 at 18:43
Joined: April 6th, 2005
Posts: 94
Ok, I tried to get on again and got killed by viruses then my computer shuts everything down! One of my friends said they download the opera browzer and she could stop the virus script starting or something and she could change the settings to another colour. I've heard that one of the mods on the forums said that it should be fixed on monday when the admins are back...so atleast 8 more hours I would say...

 #8 - 07-09-2006 at 22:29
From: (Melbourne, Victoria)
Joined: August 10th, 2004
Posts: 624
God, stupid friggin' WoW players. They claim it has a storyline and them label Oblivion as a "grind" RPG.

Ehh. I never use the forums anyway.

 #9 - 07-10-2006 at 00:08
Joined: January 21st, 2005
Posts: 418
I visit the forums regulary thanks to the active modding community there. Thanks for the heads up!

 #10 - 07-10-2006 at 00:32
Joined: July 9th, 2006
Posts: 3
If anyone is interested..What we got at The elders Scrolls Forum was hivwxvh.exe -a win32 trogen and wihepov.exe -a win 32 hoax alarm. Hope its cleared by tomorrow.

 #11 - Elderscrolls forum i not the only one that is hacked - 07-10-2006 at 00:39
From: (brielle)
Joined: June 15th, 2006
Posts: 11
afterlife was hacked to

my poor mod frown

 #12 - 07-10-2006 at 02:49
Joined: April 6th, 2005
Posts: 94
Well...they haven't posted anything about it on the main site at all...which I think is very stupid and I don't want to go and check again and get 'nother virus. My computer is full of viruses now, I keep getting one every 5 mins! I really don't think they handled this very good, they should have taken the site down as soon as people started to get this virus, that way they could have saved literally thousands of people not getting viruses...

 #13 - 07-19-2006 at 14:07
Joined: July 18th, 2006
Posts: 12
I didn't even get 1virus on my comp.

 #14 - eek! - 07-27-2006 at 05:14
Joined: July 25th, 2006
Posts: 23
jeeze 11 viruses!

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