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Forum: vB4 General Discussions 24 Apr 2014, 20:33
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Macsee
Security question - database query related

This thread (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-3-8/vbulletin-3-8-questions-problems-and-troubleshooting/424590-remove-c99madshell-v-2-0-madnet-edition?p=3641037#post3641037) suggests the...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 23 Apr 2014, 21:09
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Macsee
C99madShell v. 2.0 madnet edition help requested

I've got the same problem as in this thread. (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=301727)

Server was secured, password changed, vB updated etc., when the site was compromised a few...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 14:46
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Macsee
Thanks for your reply. The problem is now...

Thanks for your reply.

The problem is now solved.

The upgrade to vB 4.2 copied settings from the previous version except in the case of the friendly URLs. It went and did its own thing!
...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 13:23
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Macsee
Thanks for your reply. I didn't include it...

Thanks for your reply.

I didn't include it only because of this page getting indexed by search engines.

Sorry for the inconvenience: The domain is <deleted> (problem now solved)

...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Macsee
Upgraded to 4.2 and now I can't access any threads

I upgraded from 4.02 to 4.2 and /forum/forum.php loads fine, but when I click on any sub-forum or thread I get a 404 :(

It's not a vB problem. It's probably some redirect setup somewhere in the...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 16:11
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Macsee
Upgrading to 4.2 - where to upload files?

The guide packaged with the latest version says this:



If I upload to my existing mysite.com/forums/ folder that will overwrite all existing files in there. Is this correct?
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 16:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
That worked. :) Ran both the queries. The...

That worked. :)

Ran both the queries. The first one came up clean. The template search came up with a few results in the form of :



There were some files with some dates that did not match...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 15:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
Update: AdminCP > Maintenance > Repair Tables...

Update: AdminCP > Maintenance > Repair Tables seems to have done it! :)

The table is now clean! :)

But, of course, the infection may exist in other tables so I would still be keen in running a...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 11:59
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
Thanks ozzy. I've already removed the only plugin...

Thanks ozzy. I've already removed the only plugin I had and am going to be upgrading to the latest version of vB but wanted to clear the database of any infection first.

I tried your first...
Forum: Forum and Server Management 16 Sep 2013, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 2,907
Posted By Macsee
The only plugin I had was glowhost which I had...

The only plugin I had was glowhost which I had uninstalled earlier. The problem persists.

I'll make sure I haven't overlooked any reply, but it did seem pertinent to post in this thread as from...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 16 Sep 2013, 22:39
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
As I've said in the other thread, I've never used...

As I've said in the other thread, I've never used vBSEO. Ever. Never even considered using it. So let's stop blaming vBSEO ;)


Which is exactly what I asked for help on - ripping the base64...
Forum: Forum and Server Management 16 Sep 2013, 21:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,907
Posted By Macsee
I've never used vBSEO and I still have the...

I've never used vBSEO and I still have the filestore redirection problem.

So it's possibly not a problem unique to users of vBSEO (and I've seen the long threads about it on their forum). There...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 16 Sep 2013, 21:53
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
Thanks ozzy, that didn't work. I still have the...

Thanks ozzy, that didn't work. I still have the several blanks lines which seem to have been inserted deliberately followed by some encrypted text:
...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 14 Sep 2013, 18:21
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
Thanks, smirkley. I had found that the other day...

Thanks, smirkley. I had found that the other day and initially got excited, but it doesn't appear to do much except send you an email to tell you that the database is infected. I already know that...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 20:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,507
Posted By Macsee
Solving filestore72 hack. How to clear the database table?

I'm sorting out a filestore72 attack on my site. I'm upgrading vB to the latest version, changing passwords, deleting suspicious files, removing plugins etc.

My question is this:
There is some...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 12 Nov 2012, 13:18
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Macsee
No need for vBSEO. AdminCP > Settings >...

No need for vBSEO.

AdminCP > Settings > Options > Friendly URLs
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 08 Nov 2012, 14:21
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Macsee
What app or plugin is this?

I see on some vB forums when members post via their mobiles this text is added to the bottom of their post:

Sent from my [phone name] using [forum name]

Does anyone know what that's about /...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 07 Nov 2012, 10:00
Replies: 10
Views: 5,324
Posted By Macsee
If you "put some effort" into reading the OP,...

If you "put some effort" into reading the OP, you'll notice that I have put some effort into it and that I'm already aware of and use several plugins.

This thread seeks to explore one new method...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 05 Nov 2012, 11:42
Replies: 25
Views: 2,554
Posted By Macsee
Over the last 24 hours there seems to have been a...

Over the last 24 hours there seems to have been a problem with the StopForumSpam site and that has let in tons of spammers :(

From the logs:
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 04 Nov 2012, 11:09
Replies: 10
Views: 5,324
Posted By Macsee
I've been trying to find a solution for this but...

I've been trying to find a solution for this but to no avail. There's obviously some line/s of code in register.php that need to be amended but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 02 Nov 2012, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 5,324
Posted By Macsee
True - these are mutually exclusive approaches....

True - these are mutually exclusive approaches. Either you show the bot no form and confuse it, or you show a form that doesn't result in account creation. My preference would be the former simply...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 02 Nov 2012, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 5,324
Posted By Macsee
Excellent suggestions, thanks for the feedback...

Excellent suggestions, thanks for the feedback (kh99, sorry, it doesn't seem I can give you any more "Likes" at present).


Ah, but if the bot is following the link on your homepage, then changing...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 01 Nov 2012, 20:00
Replies: 10
Views: 5,324
Posted By Macsee
Unusual question - changing the name of the register.php file

OK, there are numerous plugins to combat bot registrations, and I'm using several of them.

But it seems one simple solution would be to confuse bots. Bots arrive looking to fill in a form on...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 25 Oct 2012, 16:35
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Macsee
Sure. Backup. Make another copy of the...

Sure.

Backup.
Make another copy of the forum.
On this copy delete all forums/threads that you don't need to move.
Use Impex to import the rest.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 24 Oct 2012, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Macsee
Thanks for pointing me to where it is. I...

Thanks for pointing me to where it is.

I moved this:

<li><a href="group.php{vb:raw session.sessionurl_q}">{vb:rawphrase social_groups}</a></li>
to within the
<vb:if...
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