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BoltTalk - Spyware and Virus free

Discussion in 'Forum Help and Feedback' started by Thumper, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. Thumper

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    It was recently reported on the Charger forum by one of that forum's moderators that the BoltTalk forum may be infected with spyware and he inferred that posters here would be infected.

    I understand that if I were to randomly come across that post, I would have concerns. Let me assure you all, there is no spyware on this forum or website.

    This person claimed that he was using "PC-cillin" anti-spyware software. I have already submitted a case with Trend Micro, the company that makes PC-cillin, to have them look into the possibility their software is producing a false positive.

    Keep in mind that this information comes from the moderator of another Chargers forum and that he also made a comment about this explaining our low post count and that maybe his software has "seen the site (BoltTalk) and doesn't like it."

    You would think that if he really felt there was a threat, he would have contacted someone here with his concern, rather than just making accusations on another forum. He did not.

    Please, if anyone does ever get any notification from their anti-spyware software re: BoltTalk, let myself or one of the moderators know. I will investigate every case. I just find it interesting that with almost 5,000 unique IP addresses viewing this site each week, only one person has ever felt there was spyware here, and that person is a moderator of another Charger forum. :unsure:
     
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  2. Shamrock

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    Two places that I never pick up adware/spyware are bolttalk.com and Chargers.com.

    One of the reasons I left the "old place" was because of spyware/adware.
     
  3. Thumper

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    lol, I know the "old place" used to load tracking cookies that many anti-spyware software companies consider spyware.
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I have never had a spyware problem here, and think it was a bit disinjenuous of the person to post that.

    Dont know why he would choose to do that, but hey, to each their own.
     
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  5. Shamrock

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    They can call it what they want, but it loaded my 'puter up with bullshit and slowed it down. I'd have to "flush" after every visit.

    Even now, someone will pm me a link for a thread there, and say to read it ..... so, being a dumbass, I do .... and then have to go cleanse my computer again afterwards.
     
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    Here we go again.

    Just because Bolttalk.com is getting some recognition, someone has to get jealous.

    This petty forum jealousy which has been festering is bullshit and that is the way I see it.

    All forums should welcome each other because we are all Chargers fans but some of the site owners want to herd cattle and that is all they give a fuc about it seems......

    Here, you at least get to see one of the owners face to face to say "hey you know what? This sucks or kicks and they listen".

    I use the most updated Norton **** on the planet and I have never had a spyware message or any crap associated come up with this site. If that happened and I consider Thumper a friend, I would say later dude (but I would still party with him). !!!
     
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  7. Concudan

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    Zactly
     
  8. BFISA

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    That would be disingenuous :yes: :icon_rofl: :icon_tease:
     
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    I've also never had spyware/adaware problems with this site. My problem with his post was the "paucity of hits" crack, which was really disingenuous, given that a pick up truck fulla new posters jes signed up.
     
  10. Thumper

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    Thank you everyone, but this thread wasn't intended to put down any other forum. I don't think *that* other forum's moderator really thought out his remarks. At least I hope he didn't, because they come off really badly.

    The main intent of this thread however is to assure all the poster, lurkers, or anyone else that wants to view this forum, that we have never and will never load any spyware or tracking code on this website. Also, we are very diligent in scanning this website to make sure no malicious code in ever posted or installed.
     
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    For my PC I did a scan of this site for Spyware, Adware, viruses and any malacious software from here and all the types I used to do the scan told me that Bolttalk does not have any of the software that I scanned for.

    I used:

    Norton 360
    Stopzilla
    Spybot Search & Destrory
    Max Secure's Spyware detector

    All of them said that my system was not infected with any of the mentioned spyware and anyother software that could damage a computer internet experience.:tup:

    Bolttalk is very safe to be part of.
     
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  12. Concudan

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    Gettin old already.
     
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  13. Concudan

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    Which it did, as does the comments of all the posters here who back your claime by pointing out that they have never had any such problems.
     
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    I really don't think there was any malice intended. I say we let it slide. God knows, I have more than my fair share of posts that were intended one way and perceived another. I agree with T Hump about just letting it go.
     
  15. Thread_Killer

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    Word.
     
  16. BFISA

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    Sorry, won't happen again.
     
  17. sdchrger

    sdchrger Well-Known Member

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    Don't give up that easily.

    :abq2: :abq1: :abq2:
     
  18. Concudan

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    Wha?! Thats not how the game is played! What am i going to ***** about if you give up like that?!

    :(
     
  19. Trumpet_Man

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    Pffft....stay on his *** :lol:
     
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