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The Foul Stench of Overwolf

For years the World of Warcraft Community has relied upon Curse for its addon needs. Twitch bought Curse and gave us advertisement-free addon downloading. A sad day is now upon us—Overwolf has bought the rights to Curseforge from Twitch.

Coming very soon addons on the Twitch client will be no more.

Unfortunately, Overwolf has two problems: Advertisements and stinky code.

The advertisements on Overwolf have a history of having malware and unlike in a browser window where we can install a plugin to block advertisements, we cannot do that with the Overwolf desktop app. Malware scanners have flagged Overwolf as malware in the past.

The Overwolf code is stinky and multiplies in your task manager and some people have experienced up to a dozen parts of Overwolf showing in their manager.

One solution is to install Overwolf but exit out as soon as your addons download.

Another choice for now is WowUp.io. But, it’s only a matter of time before Overwolf sends WowUp.io and other addon updaters cease and desist orders or turns off access to the Curseforge API for anything but their own bloated garbage.

No matter what option you choose change is coming and nothing about it is good.

Bren Blazefeatherhttp://www.wyrmrestaccord.net
Bren Blazefeather is Editor in Chief of the Wyrmrest Gazette and covers Horde news around Azeroth. Discord: Bren#2939

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