[SPLIT] VIGLink

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[SPLIT] VIGLink

Post by static1635 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am

Just a note to say, I was happy to leave Vglink on my forum but some of the sites it links to are not old dear friendly and some of the old dears on my forum were rather offended. :(

Even after I killed it via FTP etc the links still show. It behaves like spyware.

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Re: VIGLink

Post by KevC » Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 am

static1635 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am
Just a note to say, I was happy to leave Vglink on my forum but some of the sites it links to are not old dear friendly and some of the old dears on my forum were rather offended. :(

Even after I killed it via FTP etc the links still show. It behaves like spyware.
As far as I'm aware, Viglink does not add links anywhere on your site. It merely appends certain shopping links with a code to retrieve some revenue.

If you had dodgy ads appearing it wasn't coming from viglink.
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Re: VIGLink

Post by battye » Tue May 21, 2019 11:55 am

KevC wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 am
static1635 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am
Just a note to say, I was happy to leave Vglink on my forum but some of the sites it links to are not old dear friendly and some of the old dears on my forum were rather offended. :(

Even after I killed it via FTP etc the links still show. It behaves like spyware.
As far as I'm aware, Viglink does not add links anywhere on your site. It merely appends certain shopping links with a code to retrieve some revenue.

If you had dodgy ads appearing it wasn't coming from viglink.
Yeah I agree, it sounds like it might be spam bots. static1635, are the links mainly posted by users who don't have many posts and don't contribute in any meaningful way to the community?
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Re: VIGLink

Post by DavidIQ » Tue May 21, 2019 12:14 pm

static1635 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am
Even after I killed it via FTP etc the links still show. It behaves like spyware.
Patently false. When a CDB-approved extension's files are removed and cache is purged there is absolutely no code for it left to execute. Even if there are database modifications that are left behind there will be no functionality that will actually use any of that and certainly nothing to modify posted text either before it gets stored nor when it gets displayed.
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Re: VIGLink

Post by HiFiKabin » Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm

@ static1635 As the links you are seeing are patently nothing to do with VIGLink please fill out the Support Request Template and post it back here to enable us to assist you better.

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Re: [SPLIT] VIGLink

Post by stevemaury » Tue May 21, 2019 7:12 pm

I want to know what "old dear friendly" is.
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Re: [SPLIT] VIGLink

Post by static1635 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm

Thanks for the replies, I'll endeavour to remove the spyware. Cheers.

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Re: [SPLIT] VIGLink

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue May 21, 2019 8:28 pm

stevemaury wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:12 pm
I want to know what "old dear friendly" is.
I believe that would be links that people like you and me and several others here that are "old dears", might not find friendly.

don't you feel like an "old dear" sometimes?


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Re: [SPLIT] VIGLink

Post by 3Di » Tue May 21, 2019 8:32 pm

He refers to the "old dears" there at his board. The own userbase.
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