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    Arrow Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    A dangerous security hole exists in Warcraft 3 which allows a malicious map to execute arbitrary code (meaning, it could put a virus on your computer) when you start playing the map.

    For your own safety, you should be careful to download Warcraft 3 maps only from trusted sources until this security hole has been fixed. If you join a game where you already have the map and find yourself re-downloading it, you should be especially cautious.

    Blizzard has a statement out on the situation:

    Warcraft III Custom Map Security Warning
    We have identified an exploit that could allow malicious software to be spread through Warcraft III maps. We have applied a temporary fix to address this issue when playing on Battle.net, and we are working on a patch to permanently address the issue when playing on a LAN or playing single-player custom maps. In the meantime, we recommend that players avoid downloading maps from unofficial sources or websites they do not trust -- be aware that corrupted maps may share the same name as other popular maps. If you encounter custom maps that no longer function or other issues related to this fix, please post details below.
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    Default Re: Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    meh....virus...what does this virus do !!

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    i think i caught a virus through GArena Russian rpg room a few months ago. i dl-ed this bleach vs one piece map 4m a host, but that map doesn't run. then i couldn't find that version of the map on epicwar or anywhere in google.
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    Default Re: Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    garena beshi chalale virus dhuke ajonno ami anti virus rakhsi r custon map er beshir bhag unknown site a virus gula esa thake

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    Default Re: Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    Quote Originally Posted by SuNnY View Post
    garena beshi chalale virus dhuke ajonno ami anti virus rakhsi
    thats new !!!

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    Default Re: Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    Two weeks too late. :X But, yea this needed to be posted. I hope one has caught it yet.

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    Default Re: Security Warning: Custom Map Downloading

    I got this long ago... Had to reformat HDD... the virus takes control of all .exe files... :/



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