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News – Monday, July 04, 2005[edit | edit source]

Two Concerns Addressed

A growing concern has developed about the in-game promotion of websites that contain a key logger or other malicious software. We are taking action on this sort of in-game advertising, often with the assistance of players who submit reports through

We would like to remind players that they should never download external programs relating to Guild Wars. Even if not directly advertised as a "cheat" or "exploit," there have been cases of purportedly harmless utilities containing harmful trojans or other programs. Players can help prevent possible damage or account loss by avoiding all third-party programs.

We have also undertaken direct action to deal with the increasing number of auctions of in-game items for real-world currency. It is strictly against the policies of Guild Wars and NCsoft to allow such sales, and we will continue diligently to close such auctions.

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