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by M Macaroni
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot

You can acces the site using a proxy server. In this case google was "used" as proxy server. I could see hidden parts of my forum when I logged out and browsed as googlebot this was. And a google IP was shown. In the end I changed the google[bot] name in the admin panel and now the admin a...
by M Macaroni
Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot

Anyone know anything? I've been searching abit more and found a site where it explains how to really visit a site logged in as googlebot, with IP and all. I tried it but forgot the step with the IP and to my surprise our admin now had my IP address and everything I did as googlebot showed up as her ...
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Strange user error... user displays as Google Bot

Sorry to dig up this old thread. Had the same thing happen but to an abadoned admin account. We had changed the account to a normal registered user but the forum got wiped by accident and after setting back most of the data the account was an admin again. Next day the admin who hadn't been around fo...
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

thank you for all your help, problem is sorted for now. Yes for some reason the forum no longer appeared as a subdomain in cpanel, adding it back has sorted it, at least temporarily. I can't find any obvious redirects in the files, although 2 files look "odd" - extension.inc and common.php...
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

the htacces file says just

DirectoryIndex index.php
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

The .htaccess is a file for Apache (the web server) to read only. It won't allow you to read it from outside. It's usually used to limit access to the directory it's stored in. As for your sub-domain, (forum.benellisfansite.com) check in your cPanel under subdomains and see where the sub-domain red...
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

I've found a file called .htacces in my forum directory.

If I click on the url of it http://www.benellisfansite.com/forum/.htaccess I get a 404 page.

Could that be it? Or is this normal. And yes the filename start with a dot.
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

the link to the forum is

http://forum.benellisfansite.com

or the one that still works

http://benellisfansite.com/forum

Probably, someone has placed a index.html file in your forum's directory, or an htaccess redirect somewhere.

Do you mean in cpanel? What do I do about it?
by M Macaroni
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Forum might be hacked. Please read & help!

Hi everyone, I and a couple of friends run a website and forum and from this morning we can't get into the forum using out regular url. http://forum.ourdomainname.com . It gets redirected to an advertising site. We can still get into the forum using the url like this http://ourdomainname/forum. But ...

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