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Old 02-13-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Spam

So we've been hit with a wave of spam bots. DO NOT open a PM if you don't recognize the name of the sender and if you get a popup don't click on anything, just close it.

To delete the message, in your inbox, on the right hand side is a check box. Click it, then scroll to the bottom of the page, on the right, where there is a drop down menu. Select "Delete Message" and click "Go".

We are working on a solution.

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Old 02-13-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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Thanks, Van; I just followed your instructions, and it worked like a charm.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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just opening the PM wont do anything as long as you dont click on the pop up right cuz I already did that and I dont have virus protection
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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No, some PMs might contain scripts that run on opening. DO NOT OPEN.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:19 AM   #5
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Re: Spam

This is minor, but for some reason I am showing 1 unread PM on the front page but when I go into my inbox everything is read. Any ideas?
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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Same thing happened to me, look at the very bottom of your inbox and see if there is a little unread message bubble next to a blank line. I had one like that with no subject or sender, and then the date was from 1969, but there was a little box to delete it so I did, and it went away.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
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Re: Spam

It probably has something to do with the spammer being deleted along with all of the PMs sent. Your inbox probably still sees a message that isn't there anymore. I'll look into it and see if I can fix it.

BTW, sorry about this annoying spammer problem. But I'm pretty sure we'll be able to figure something out soon.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:25 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to me, look at the very bottom of your inbox and see if there is a little unread message bubble next to a blank line. I had one like that with no subject or sender, and then the date was from 1969, but there was a little box to delete it so I did, and it went away.
Bingo! Thanks.

Nefarious bastards!
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:28 PM   #9
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So what solution did you come up with? I'm guessing just making registration a little bit more tedious?
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #10
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They're trying to steal our internetz!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #11
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This skin care fucker defiled our awards thread. Get rid of it please?
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:44 AM   #12
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Is anyone else getting issues with their anti-virus, when they bring up AB? I get a pop up that looks like an update for Java. Then my antivirus goes bezerk and detects malware. I even had my IT folks look at it, and the notices are legit. Fortunately i've been able to block the malware from being downloaded.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #13
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I'm getting it at work but not on my laptop
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:58 PM   #14
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Happens to me too except that Norton says it block a network intrusion from roundgain . ru. Very weird.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:29 PM   #15
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"Would all advertisers please direct their posts to this thread!"

I'm getting it on my netbook, but not my desktop.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #16
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Argh, now we have ESPN, a major media corporation (Disney) spamming us.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:46 AM   #17
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I won't try it, of course, but my guess is that these links don't go to the actual ESPN site. If it looks like a trick, you must not click.
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Argh, now we have ESPN, a major media corporation (Disney) spamming us.
note the URL "espnn.com" This is not ESPN.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #19
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I won't try it, of course, but my guess is that these links don't go to the actual ESPN site. If it looks like a trick, you must not click.
When I read this quickly I thought you wrote "If it looks like a trick, you must not dick."
Pretty good advice, actually.
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