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Old 07-04-2004, 09:32 PM
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Inappropiate Links In Profile?

I keep getting porn links in my profile and I delete them and a new one appears. I am not doing this. How do I get them to go away. Does someone have my password or what? Who do I need to contact to get this taken care of?

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Old 07-04-2004, 09:41 PM
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You might have a hacker on your machine stealing passwords and so on. Might want to run some computer clean-up software, like McAfee or Norton.

Are you running anti-virus software?
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Old 07-04-2004, 10:13 PM
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Also possible that you may have happened to an adult site and spyware was installed on your machine.

Spybot and adaware do a nice job for free.
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Old 07-04-2004, 10:16 PM
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I notice that this has happened infrequently here before. When I get a new user notice, I have seen in the past an adult site listed like the one you had in yours. I always remove it. Maybe Pierre can shed more light on why this happens. (I know the new user is not to blame for this.)
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:00 PM
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We have the latest security patches set up for the forum software and server, and this seems to affect only a few users so the problem is probably on their side. My guess would be a key logger of some sort that would allow the virus creator to know what you type - including passwords in an unencrypted form - or network sniffers that would log the data you submit to the Net. There might also be a virus done specifically to edit vBulletin profiles, but these are only hypothesis.

In any case, please install an up-to-date virus scanner (see http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php for a good, free one) to remove any virus there might be on your computer, and if the problem persists, let us know by replying to this thread.

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Old 07-08-2004, 09:50 PM
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Re: Inappropiate Links In Profile?

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I keep getting porn links in my profile and I delete them and a new one appears. I am not doing this. How do I get them to go away. Does someone have my password or what? Who do I need to contact to get this taken care of?

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Send me the porn links, I'll see what I can do for you.
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