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Old 04 Oct 2008, 04:51
MarkFoster MarkFoster is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Spam bots

Nope nothing will make them go away, not even spraying them.

The following names are what they registered with: mehifeitamp, elubmarma, basettasex, Soffapops, MynuQiruva.

They post crap in meet and greet forum talking about spam and porn.
After that they just make another account, Their IP shifts after every 2 accounts.

Here's what almost all of the about me tab in their profiles say:
About MynuQiruva
Real Name
test
Biography
Man
Location
Cameroon
Interests
MynuQiruva
Occupation
Cameroon
Gamertag
MynuQiruva
About me
MynuQiruva
Xbox Live Gamertag
Marketing

Is there a way to like make em disappear?
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Old 04 Oct 2008, 05:58
AtoZ AtoZ is offline
 
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There is another thread about this. A lot of us have been getting hit hard. Mine have been also posting their URL in the location profile field.

You can use Stop the Registration Bots. It works beautifully.

You can also use Check4Spam to prevent spam from appearing on your forum. I was using that already and in spite of the hundreds of bots that have signed up in the past couple of days, none of them were able to successfully make any posts. Since I've installed it, I have 1 or 2 posts out of hundreds slip through and that's only because they didn't include links or anything that made sense.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 14:24
Bradley_Wint Bradley_Wint is offline
 
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Real name: Bradley Wint
Thank you man. My board has been up for 6 months, and I never once had spam trouble, but this week has been hell with over 20 bot registrations per day.
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Old 09 Oct 2008, 19:19
pr0k pr0k is offline
 
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Apparently the bot programmers have broken captcha again. I just changed my registration to question-and-answer and asked "what do you get when you mix red and white" answer: pink. No more bots until someone figures out how to bypass my site reg question manually, and they haven't bothered so far.
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Old 17 Oct 2008, 12:07
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Hitterman Hitterman is offline
 
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Location: Tutorialistic.net
Real name: Anand
The registered at my forum also and posted ads like wowgold etc.
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Old 18 Oct 2008, 03:35
djxcee djxcee is offline
 
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Are you using recaptcha? It's working great for me.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 13:26
MarkFoster MarkFoster is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djxcee View Post
Are you using recaptcha? It's working great for me.
Question for registration is all you need.
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Old 20 Oct 2008, 13:31
djxcee djxcee is offline
 
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reCaptcha is built-in with 3.7.X so it would be the easier method I suppose?
But questions work too (though I've never used it myself).
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 21:24
Suenee Suenee is offline
 
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Originally Posted by pr0k View Post
Apparently the bot programmers have broken captcha again. I just changed my registration to question-and-answer and asked "what do you get when you mix red and white" answer: pink. No more bots until someone figures out how to bypass my site reg question manually, and they haven't bothered so far.
I am being hit with them too. I did not know what they were and was very suspicious, because they did not fit the usual profile of the members on my board. My question is, I use vb 3.7.3 pl1 and do not see in my registration options a place to change my registration to a question and answer. Can you tell me how to do that? I am new to this forum stuff and not being a computer programmer do not always know how to do these thing automatically. I thank God for sites like this that have helped me tremendously.

Thanks

Update:
I figured it out, posted questions and have had no more trouble out of the pesky little things.

Last edited by Suenee; 26 Oct 2008 at 00:02.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 21:29
ForrestBlack ForrestBlack is offline
 
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Real name: Forrest Black
Originally Posted by AtoZ View Post
You can use Stop the Registration Bots. It works beautifully.
That looks good, thanks!

Now, anyone have a suggestion on how I could mass delete or ban the 796 bots I found registered?
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Old 25 Oct 2008, 11:40
Marka Ragnos Marka Ragnos is offline
 
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i only ask one question at registration

can you spell? type the first letter of the word jack

bots get confused about this, so far no more spambots and thats about 2 months now
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Old 25 Oct 2008, 14:20
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
 
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I run a custom hacked mix of the following:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131852
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=135094
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=124828
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131568

I also add a random custom profile field - my own special twist

Then I use this to make it quick and easy to remove the spammers!
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc....id=spammer_ban

Just NEVER delete the spambot, simply ban them! This way they can not come back and reregister later!

I had one dedicated spammer sit on my site for quiet a whiel trying to get on and you could tell it was a human as the bots just kept getting smarter. So, I changed all the no spam questions and changed the custom profile fields. They decided to go spam someone else's site instead.

With the IP Proxy tool, I created a group where their new posts are moderated as opposed to banning and I check new members against a huge list of proxy IPs. It is likely overkill but my community is largely older people and I can't have the latest britney or parris upskirt showing up as it offends my users.
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Old 26 Oct 2008, 02:34
PhilMcKrackon PhilMcKrackon is offline
 
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I run a required user profile field that has a default value that is completely different then the one required (in addition to recaptcha). I then have a Regular Expression set to check the field for a correct entry. Stops the auto bots dead in their tracks...
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Old 26 Oct 2008, 15:28
vBsquad vBsquad is offline
 
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Using the NoSpam! mod should help prevent this. I wouldn't advise using the default vBulletin one as it is much easier exploited.
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Old 29 Nov 2010, 12:33
White Devil White Devil is offline
 
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Works on 3.6.12?
Or is there an alternative
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