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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 26 Dec 2009, 05:04

SCEPCOP - I sent you a PM. I don't believe it's AdBrite.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 28 Dec 2009, 00:40

Let me remove the adbrite ad and see if the virus is still there.

I will also try to tighten the spam controls in the user registration to see if that will help get rid of the spam bots. There is a humanizer question during the registration process that usually eliminates all spambots. I don't know how they are getting past that.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 28 Dec 2009, 01:41

Ok I've removed the Adbrite ad at the bottom. Let me know if the virus is still here. Adbrite was the only change that occurred on this forum right before the virus problem started, so it is the first logical suspect.

I've also tightened the user registration controls a bit by making the CAPTCHA a bit harder. I don't want to make it too hard, as then it will be unreadable. I hate it when forums have unreadable CAPTCHA's that I can never get correctly.

I've also changed the humanizer question on the registration screen to something that a bot can't simply "add up" or do math with.

Hopefully, Ninjapuppy, that cuts down on the spam bots. Let me know if it does.

Btw Ninjapuppy, in case you didn't know, you can delete a spambot account and all its posts with one click. When you delete a profile, at the bottom you will see a checkbox for "delete all user's posts". If you select that, it will delete the user's posts as well when you delete the profile.

Thanks for alerting me about the virus problem.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 28 Dec 2009, 02:23

Ahhhhh! Thanks for the easy delete tip. However, I'm usually not that quick at 3AM when I seem to find them. :lol:
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 28 Dec 2009, 20:14

So far, so good. Not a single problem last night or this morning as far as that virus.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 20 Jan 2010, 13:42

Anyone experience any viruses on here lately?

ProfWag, are you able to browse this forum virus free now?
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby ProfWag » 20 Jan 2010, 19:14

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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 20 Jan 2010, 20:21

That darned thing is all over the Internet now.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby ProfWag » 20 Jan 2010, 21:40

When I say I was in the JREF thread, I was meaning I was in the thread in this forum...
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 20 Jan 2010, 21:43

Yeah, I know. I was just adding my two cents. I had about a dozen people call me this week to ask me how to get rid of it and none of them come to this forum.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 02 Feb 2010, 23:15

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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 03 Feb 2010, 01:22

It's written for those who have dedicated servers. In other words, it's for PhpBB. They own the servers for this forum.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 04 Feb 2010, 20:39

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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 Feb 2010, 21:53

It's basically a computer that is on all the time to keep your site up and running. Years ago, it was easy to put up a website without needing to use a third party like phpBB as long as you knew what you were doing from the tech end. Now it's really easy but you usually have to pay to do it.

If we have a tech person here who can explain this much better than I can, please feel free. I am not formally trained in all things computer and if I ask my husband to explain it to me in proper technical terms, my head will explode in 2 minutes or less.
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Re: A problem with infected ads on this forum

Postby Scepcop » 27 Feb 2010, 14:02

Has anyone had any problems with malware or viruses here lately?
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