Threat Description



Category: Trojan
Type: Spy
Platform: W32
Aliases: Trojan-PSW.Win32.WOW


Trojan-PSW.Win32.WOW is a family of trojan spies. The malware steals account information and passwords for the online game World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft is a fantasy based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released by Blizzard Entertainment.

The WOW trojan is designed to steal account information in order to allow a remote hacker access to the player's account. The hacker can then logon and steal the player's virtual assets by transferring them to another player account. Such assets are often sold or auctioned off for real-world currency. With millions of players, such trojans can easily affect thousands of users.

As of September 2006, there is an estimated seven million active World of Warcraft subscriptions worldwide.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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Description Created: 2006-10-04 16:12:02.0

Description Last Modified: 2006-10-04 17:14:52.0

Description Details: Sean Sullivan, October 4, 2006
Technical Details:Sean Sullivan, October 4, 2006
Description Last Modified: Sean Sullivan, October 18, 2006


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