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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:37 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Every now and then a bot registers. You probably noticed a new user registered and later it was gone again: a registration with a link to commercial sites: financial, porn, medical, etc. It probably isn't even always technically a bot, but to me they belong in the same category.

Registrations like this often have links to websites in their signature that do not exist, so it seems. Click on it and you get a 404 - file not found error. That *should* mean you ask for something that does not exist, and the server tells you that.

My advice: never click that link! More often than not, it is not the web server giving this message, it is an actually existing page, so the web server error message was copied into a web page. You click that link and you get that page, but you get more than you bargained for: your IP address is recorded and it is not unlikely you find your computer infected with spyware.

Most of the times I'm able to figure out if a registration is real or it is a bot or otherwise malicious. If a registration is malicious (by my standards - I'm sorry) it is immediately deleted. In this way I hope to have the best protection of the forum and its members.

Thanks for understanding and again: don't click those links!

Robbie


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:49 am 
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hi am admin for http://www.chopperbuilder.co.uk we get swarmed with the little beggars.........as has been said please do not click the links they are only there to get info from your p.c..........tread carefull guvnor..............They will install spyware in seconds on your pc and generally make life a bit of a hardship so please so dont help em................ =D>


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:08 pm 
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indeed...i swear i just wanted to see if she could really do that with her...***and boom!!..comp usa 130 dollars and 4 days without my cpu..lost all my music, too!

not to mention my picture gallery :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:44 pm 
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joel2007 wrote:
indeed...i swear i just wanted to see if she could really do that with her...***and boom!!..comp usa 130 dollars and 4 days without my cpu..lost all my music, too!

not to mention my picture gallery :shock:


Ha I know that's not true. Comp USA is out of business. Uh, but did she really do that with her . . . . ? :wink:

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