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June 10, 2014, 02:51:19 AM
For some odd reason the forums changed....Like, random pieces of text have hidden ads...

Anyone else get this problem?
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June 10, 2014, 04:06:47 AM
Reply #1
For some odd reason the forums changed....Like, random pieces of text have hidden ads...

Anyone else get this problem?

I had this problem with various websites once before. Turned out to be a piece of malware. Try running a virus scan, and see about downloading malwarebytes and scanning with that as well
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June 10, 2014, 04:49:14 AM
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Can you screenshot?

I've sorta seen it at sketchy websites with scroll-over adds but never seen anything like that here.
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June 10, 2014, 05:17:04 AM
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It's a virus. Gotta lay off the shadey downloads.

June 10, 2014, 05:31:08 AM
Reply #4
Definitely a virus. Or you're using some weird browser but more than likely tis a virus. If you don't use it already, I recommend MalwareBytes, best free manual anti-virus you'll find anytime soon.
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June 10, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
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Definitely a virus. Or you're using some weird browser but more than likely tis a virus. If you don't use it already, I recommend MalwareBytes, best free manual anti-virus you'll find anytime soon.
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Its just how strange this is. I don't really ever download anything on my computer. If anything my phones the one loaded with shit. But this happened, as I was on the site. Like I accidently closed my browser, relaunched it, and bam, this shit was here

EDIT:
Thanks Mirage. It got rid of the file, and several other ones.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2014, 03:30:05 PM by Cole MacGrath »
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June 10, 2014, 03:55:00 PM
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Its just how strange this is. I don't really ever download anything on my computer. If anything my phones the one loaded with shit. But this happened, as I was on the site. Like I accidently closed my browser, relaunched it, and bam, this shit was here

EDIT:
Thanks Mirage. It got rid of the file, and several other ones.
You dont have to download stuff or visit shady sites to get malware, its entirely possible somebodys signature here gave you avirus or you opened an infected email. All you can do is run regular scans and use a good protection software, like MBAM or Iobit

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December 14, 2014, 02:18:24 AM
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-Russian Adbot spam-

Mirage: Not splitting and merging this one just because I find it amusing the account posted this here  :lol:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 03:10:40 AM by Mirage Seraph »

December 14, 2014, 09:15:30 AM
Reply #8
Mirage: Not splitting and merging this one just because I find it amusing the account posted this here  :lol:

Here are some more dormant accounts of the same bot:
18043 18049 18152 18167 18170 18178
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December 14, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
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I heard adbots like it if you PM them gay fart porn sites.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 11:28:50 AM by The REAL Princess Luna »

December 14, 2014, 01:44:12 PM
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« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 01:47:50 PM by Mirage Seraph »

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December 14, 2014, 01:44:46 PM
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Here are some more dormant accounts of the same bot:
18043 18049 18152 18167 18170 18178
Thanks! Hopefully this will slow them down.
Er, though the second half of the links all lead to a single profile. Intentional?

I heard adbots like it if you PM them gay fart porn sites.
Er, I doubt the bots even read their pms, let alone click on their links  :lol:
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December 14, 2014, 03:27:36 PM
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Er, though the second half of the links all lead to a single profile. Intentional?

No, I was a bit too quick with the copy-paste. :-[ Should have been:

18043 18049 18152 18167 18170 18178

And there are more already: 18202 18216 18221
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 03:36:29 PM by Henning Makholm »
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December 14, 2014, 04:43:46 PM
Reply #13
No, I was a bit too quick with the copy-paste. :-[ Should have been:

18043 18049 18152 18167 18170 18178

And there are more already: 18202 18216 18221

Seems awfully strange we're getting this many spambots, most likely someone trying to target the site as a whole rather than some random lurkers, we should probably look into this.

December 14, 2014, 06:24:56 PM
Reply #14
Registration is temporarily didabled because of this, but Im at work so can another mod handle those accounts?

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December 14, 2014, 06:26:37 PM
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I've disabled registration for the time being and deleted the profiles of the spambots that the spam filter didn't catch; it did catch over 100, which I've obviously rejected registration for.

I've deleted the accounts of those other profiles that Henning mentioned, thank you for that!

It's late and I need to sleep but I will give a full update on the situation tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and understanding everyone... these things are annoying but they happen, the important thing is that we all do our part to keep on top of it.

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