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PostSubject: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:11 pm

Under the users online it says Bots Yahoo! (1) What the heck does that mean?


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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:19 pm

I was just wondering the exact same thing Beckie!



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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:17 pm

I noticed that, too . . . . very strange.
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:38 pm

This is really strange. I'm positively sure I saw Google (1) earlier, now it's Yahoo (1).......... Huh?



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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:39 pm

Yep. I've seen Google, Yahoo and MSN here today. I wonder why.
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:55 pm

Bots are nasty little viruses and worms. You need to invest in some virus protection programs right away.If you don't these Bots can lock up your whole system and then you have to wipe out your computer system and re-install everything all over.

You should purchase Webroot Spy Sweeper

There are malicious bots (and botnets) of the following types:
Spambots that harvest email addresses from contact forms or guestbook pages
Downloader programs that suck bandwidth by downloading entire web sites
Web site scrapers that grab the content of web sites and re-use it without permission on automatically generated doorway pages
Viruses and worms
DDoS attacks
Botnets / zombie computers; etc.
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:07 pm

That is really NOT good. I saw google today, and then Yahoo! too. When the Anne forum started getting hacked, I quit going. I hope that dosn't happen here! bawling





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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:41 pm

Does that mean this forum had been hacked again like the old one? No



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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:44 pm

This is a real nightmare. All Forums I uses to go are or hacked or infected by viruses...I can't understand WHY there is people who does this kind of things. It's idiot and stupid. mad

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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:36 pm

No to worry people, you can all relax, they are not hackers Wave

These bots (Yahoo, MSN, Google) belong to search engines and are what help list this forum in search engine results. Your e-mails or other personal info are protected from them... they can only see what a guest sees when they come to this forum.

They come once in a long while and index forums so that they will appear on those search engines. So don't worry, they are harmless.

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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:23 pm

I figured they were nothing to worry about, but wasn't to sure. Phew!


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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:46 pm

Thanks Carol for the info. I was kinda worried for a while! Hoping that nothing would come of it.





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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:16 pm

Here's what bots do. They gather info for their search engines. For example, I typed "The lhotp keeperships" into yahoo and this is what I got. You'll notice all entries are this forum or related to this forum:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=ytff1-&p=%22the%20lhotp%20keeperships%22&ei=UTF-8
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:15 pm

good glad it's nothing bad!
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:42 pm

Oh thank you Carol!! :woohooo:

Thank you Larry, I see you've been doing your homework!! :Hahaha:



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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:51 pm

Ouf, Carol! Thank you! I'm VERY relieved! :sillySmiley: :woohooo:

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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:38 am

Thanks for putting our minds at ease, Carol!
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:17 pm

How come they are still coming to this site? Shouldn't they already have this site in their search engines?
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:32 pm

They'll probably be here, off and on, for quite a while. The bots may, partly, be trying to see when the heaviest traffic is here. Apparently, the search engines just found us. LOL! When they first started showing up here, I went to Google to see what I could find out about them. It was pretty interesting! Google bots visit 2,000 pages per SECOND, gathering information for indexing. Isn't that amazing??


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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:29 pm

Yes, thanks for the info Savannah!
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:54 am

Savannah wrote:
When they first started showing up here, I went to Google to see what I could find out about them. It was pretty interesting! Google bots visit 2,000 pages per SECOND, gathering information for indexing. Isn't that amazing??

How Star Trek TNG-ish! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:02 pm

Rob wrote:
Savannah wrote:
When they first started showing up here, I went to Google to see what I could find out about them. It was pretty interesting! Google bots visit 2,000 pages per SECOND, gathering information for indexing. Isn't that amazing??

How Star Trek TNG-ish! Wink

*sigh* I know...I know......I'm sometimes like Data - thousands of bits of useless information stored in my mind. But I find so MANY things to be fascinating!
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:58 am

For some reason, I *am* relieved to see that the forum doesn't actually count the Bots as "users" in the numerical listing! :Hahaha:
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:18 pm

You know.......if these Bots are gonna hang around, it would be nice if they'd learn how to play some of the games. :fyi: I wonder if we posted a "WELCOME GOOGLE BOT!" thread.......if it would reply. :Hahaha: :shifty: Okay..........so it wouldn't reply - but it seems rather snobbish to just come, and not participate. :haha:
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PostSubject: Re: BOTS?   Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:42 pm

Laughing Savannah!


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