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Forum Malware

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Gomar, Mar 11, 2013.

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    I had a forum which I abandoned a year ago. It started getting spammed so I locked it down. And how it has malware. Any tips to get rid of it and prevent this crap?
    Gomar, Mar 11, 2013 IP
  2. coolrohit222002

    coolrohit222002 Active Member

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    First scan your forum url and your forum directory with online scanner. Then once you found out what kind of malware it has. Fixed it.
    Just google the malware name and you will find some fixed for it.
    coolrohit222002, Mar 11, 2013 IP
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  3. Gomar

    Gomar Active Member

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    Thanks for the advise. Any tips on preventing those bots joinning your forum and spamming all over? They seem to multiple and eventually overhelm you. I've had a forum before that did over 150k spam post on my forum before I had to shut it down.

    Any specific forum settings or anything? Cause the ones I'm using right now is not adquedate lol.
    Gomar, Mar 12, 2013 IP
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    hackrepair Member

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    Hi,
    You'll want to start by ensuring you have the latest version installed.
    Then ensure the posting processing includes CAPTCHA (a human verification system).
    Likewise ensure your new account signup includes a CAPTCHA option and email verification of new accounts.

    These steps above will reduce your spamming problem pretty dramatically.
    hackrepair, Mar 13, 2013 IP
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  5. Gomar

    Gomar Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I think what I don't do enough update the latest version of the forum. But I do have Captcha and require email verification after being spammed too much. Those things are pretty clever though, they still manage to sign on and start posting. Any specific type of CAPTCHA setting you would suggest?
    Gomar, Mar 14, 2013 IP
  6. hackrepair

    hackrepair Member

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    That's a question best asked in the forum that supports your software (best catpcha options).
    hackrepair, Mar 14, 2013 IP
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    lord_stone Greenhorn

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    One of the best solutions is to create your own questions which guests have to answer on sign up. If you use your own questions bots will mostly fail because they don't understand the question and so they don't even know any possible answer.

    Nearly every possible forum software has a plugin for this available.
    lord_stone, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    jemekite Active Member

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    I use solvemedia captcha because many captcha decrypter able to break reCaptcha thus it's useless against those bot. Since using solvemedia I'm able to reduce spam registration to 99%.
    jemekite, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    humtuma Well-Known Member

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    Use sucuri to check malware and use stop forum spam to stop spam. May i know which forum software are you using?
    humtuma, Mar 30, 2013 IP
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    RectangleMan Well-Known Member

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    If you abandoned it a year ago and it's been hacked then why not just delete it? You're not being a good internet neighbor if you allow your sites to infect others. Not to mention if your site gets flagged by Google and AV companies the domain could get blacklisted.

    Just delete it all imho.
    RectangleMan, Apr 15, 2013 IP