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Xarah
(@xarah)
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I get swamped with spam under Challengers. I had that before and after deleting hundreds of them I thought I had turned it off.

I just found out I still get spammed. Thousands! Deleted for the last 2 hours or so and still not even scratched the surface.

I have searched here but all I find is "old". I have v3.5.1

1) is it possible to delete all in mass?
2) what i can do to prevent this in the future

Thanks for all your help and suggestions!

Xarah

I love chocolate and Fanfiction. I love to empower people
www.EmpowerNetwork.com/Xarah

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Topic starter Posted : 20/07/2013 9:50 am
jacci
(@jacci)
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It is likely they have written a script and future dated it. We have seen a lot of this in news items as well. I have found the only successful way is to delete them from the actual tables, and any suspicious users too without any user ids.

why is nothing ever easy?
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efic version: 3.4.3           latest patches: yes
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Posted : 20/07/2013 11:12 am
Xarah
(@xarah)
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How do I do that? Can you walk me through? I am not an php (or what) ever expert at all.

I love chocolate and Fanfiction. I love to empower people
www.EmpowerNetwork.com/Xarah

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Topic starter Posted : 20/07/2013 12:18 pm
Lyndsie
(@lyndsie)
Member Moderator

Assuming you have a traditional hosting company/environment, you should have a way to access the database. Do you have access to cPanel or another type of backend control panel?

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Posted : 01/08/2013 10:46 pm
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