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How hard would this program be to make

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by brandydandy, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. brandydandy

    brandydandy Newbie

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    I'm a complete programing noob and have an idea for a bot/program I am interested in creating.

    How hard would it be to make a program to store a list of usernames and passwords and then go to a website log in, follow a link and then sign out and into the next username on the list?


    What would I need to start researching to learn how to do something like this?
     
  2. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The mechanics of what you are describing don't sound hard, but if you are thinking about creating artificial traffic or clicks to get paid for, you will likely waste your money on the bot. It's not hard to detect clicks like that and you would likely never get paid for them.

    But back to your original question - not especially difficult...

    *Edit* - I'm thinking something with C# would work - so if you wanted to start reading up on it, you could start with that (you can type in C# or C sharp to find it... You coul program it with Visual Studio...
     
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  3. fatboy

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    If you are not a coder that knows windows stuff, take a look at Ubot or something like that (Zenno etc). I have put these kind of bots together in ubot in about an hour.
     
  4. kokoloko75

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    Brandy, what do you mean by "follow a link" ? It's a click on a link ?

    If yes, the hard step is to isolate the link.
    For example with his ID or CLASS tags, or even with his DIV container (...).

    As said by OldSalt, trying to make money with this kind of bot is not a good way.
    You'll be banned by almost all networks, proxies will be detected, CTR will be ultra-hight, ...

    Beny
     
  5. weedsmoker

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    If you need free solution try iMacros extension or Sikuli.
     
  6. spruitje

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    To a complete noob I would definately recommend iMacros for this thing, it's actually quite easy to make it do these kinds of things. I made a simillar script in less than 2 hours and that was the first time I managed to code something more productive than 'Hello World!'. I bet I could even teach my girlfriend how to use it, it's that easy. If you do a quick search here on BHW you can find many decent imacro scripts, use parts of the posted code to get the more complex tasks of your own script working. No need to invent the wheel twice ;) Good luck!
     
  7. simpleonline1234

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    If you are new to programming then stepping into this area is more for novice programmers but....if you must then.

    Read up on how to get an HTML element by it's tagname, id.

    Here is a great place that walks you through the code via youtube and free source code.

    http://howtostartprogramming.com/vb-net/

    A basic bot doesn't take more than 5-10 minutes to slap together once you get the hang of it....the hardest part is to be able to wrap your brain around getting the Captcha's on a page should their be any....I think I asked every question under the sun on how to start with botting...I did this on purpose not only to have a personal reference but to let others learn from my headache.

    Check my forum profile.

    Best of luck
     
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    Check Automate9. Also shared on download section.
     
  9. calebus

    calebus Newbie

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    PHP using Curl though for a newbie to programming it might be difficult.