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by ronczap
2018-04-23 13:33
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list
Replies: 8
Views: 26097

Re: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list

It feels like every country with a capital >25°E with the exception of Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand is inhabited solely by spammers. I also find it amazing how many attempts to logon to my FileZilla server I get every day. I have added a bunch of CIDR ranges to my IP Filter. Been u...
by ronczap
2018-04-22 21:52
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list
Replies: 8
Views: 26097

Re: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list

botg wrote:
2018-04-22 21:45
And there you actually replied to a spammer yourself.
LOL - they are everywhere!

Tim, I assume you instituted some mechanism for identifying and purging these people (or bots)...
by ronczap
2018-04-22 19:39
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list
Replies: 8
Views: 26097

Re: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list

Koweitta wrote:
2018-04-22 19:22
Is the vid deleted? I can't watch it.
Yes, I deleted it. It appears the bogus members are being filtered out now or the spammers moved on...
by ronczap
2018-02-26 15:03
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list
Replies: 8
Views: 26097

Re: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list

I tweaked the vbscript to also check the "Most active forum" to see if a member has ever visited any forum.

More bogus members are being added - here is the latest result (looking at the 200 most recent added users)
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by ronczap
2018-02-24 04:49
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list
Replies: 8
Views: 26097

Vbscript Screen Scraping forum member list

I noticed a lot of new forum members being added where the first name and last name were the same. It looked like a BOT was responsible. I contacted Tim and he banned the IP address and deleted about 30,000 bogus members. I was manually checking the member list and found more. I decided to automate ...
by ronczap
2018-02-23 00:34
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Re: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

botg wrote:Gone as well.
Wow - that cut the member count in half!

I wonder what the rational was for setting up all of the bogus accounts - Denial of Service attack or something? Who knows...
by ronczap
2018-02-22 21:00
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Re: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

Still finding more

Michele3
GEFTabit
IveySell
DottyCar
RolandMa
KellyFla
DianaX78
RandallU
LiliaWil
etc

Maybe some were set up with a different IP

I'm sure you can identify faster than I can - maybe scanning for members with first name = last name
by ronczap
2018-02-22 20:26
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Re: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

I think there may still be some left - the earliest on I see is #64457 on the member list.
Make that #64444
by ronczap
2018-02-22 20:23
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Re: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

botg wrote:Thank you, the offending IP address has been banned and all users created by it have been deleted.
Glad I could help!
by ronczap
2018-02-22 17:57
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Re: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

Looking at the bottom of the member list and browsing backwards it looks line over 360 new members have been added since Feb 20 and clicking on the names shows first-name = last-name...
by ronczap
2018-02-22 17:37
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?
Replies: 9
Views: 18064

Flood of new members today - a Bot at work?

I've noticed a lot of new members joining today and each one of them shows that their first name is the same as their last name.

Looks like some sort of BOT at work...
by ronczap
2018-02-21 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code
Replies: 11
Views: 23081

Re: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code

I have code that works for FTP but if there is a glitch or the code errors out then my customer is left high and dry. I was trying to find a way to use FileZilla as a backup plan but would need a way to automate the process. My customers are NOT very computer literate or do not want to have to do a...
by ronczap
2018-02-21 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norton Security Quarantined Filezilla CLIENT install program
Replies: 4
Views: 12916

Re: Norton Security Quarantined Filezilla CLIENT install program

Security theater from Norton in order to you feeling "protected" and in order to them getting more of your $$$, in the future. I have been using Norton/Symantec antivirus products for 10 years or more and it has stopped several malware infections on my computers. Sure you get an occasional false po...
by ronczap
2018-02-21 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code
Replies: 11
Views: 23081

Re: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code

boco, Thanks - good information. It is a rude and crude approach but can probably be useful in some situations. I had an old version of another FTP server and found out about FileZilla recently - it is impressive! Haven't tried setting up TLS encryption yet - I'll have to look into it when I have ti...
by ronczap
2018-02-21 03:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code
Replies: 11
Views: 23081

Re: FTP Files with Batch File Using VBA Code

I did a little research and this worked for me. I created a FTP command file with notepad on my E: drive called test.ftp open localhost user password lcd "E:\temp" cd Ron recv welcome.htm disconnect quit where user and password are obviously your username and password Instead of "localhost" you can ...