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I got all of my 400+ acc banned becouse of FollowLiker

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wizard04, Feb 15, 2016.

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  1. markuz.bombo

    markuz.bombo Newbie

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    multiloginapp(or accpimp) creates separate browser profiles and stores the session so for twitter it's just a regular browser where user never log out. Real browser with the same fingerprints and IP every time can't be an issue.
     
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  2. gashead

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    One thing that bugs me about FL and logging-in, is the fact that its done even when not needed. For example, if you have automaton intervals at 60-90 minutes but only run tasks from 1am - 1pm FL will still login every 60-90 minutes when there is nothing for it to do between 1pm and 1am, and its the same if the daily tasks have been completed within your set time frame. It would be much better if it checked first and if nothing needed to be done just moved on without logging in repeatedly.
     
  3. alwaystoday

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    This is kind of a worrying thread. It would be nice if someone from Follow Liker would post in here, some concrete information as to whether or not they do think their program is the culprit here or the way it was used and how others might take steps not to suffer the same fate, or if they think it was just down to some error outside of the programs remit (e.g. too many proxies, or too many accounts per proxy, bad proxies etc). I was thinking of investing in follow liker, but I'm really not sure anymore from what I've read in this thread. Kind of left in a bit of a limbo.
     
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  4. HoNeYBiRD

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    that's a non-issue, because FL stores the cookies/login sessions, until you keep the cookies, it's like you've never been logged out, just like on a browser, i'm not sure what it says exactly in the log when accessing an account, i'm not using the tool lately, but it's basically irrelevant, because it stores the cookies, so even if it says "logging in", it's not doing that, because the account is already logged in

    i'm using a different bot than FL, that one also stores the cookies and these two kind of messages show up in the log:

    1) if i'm accessing an account which is already logged in:
    Logging into x account
    x account is already logged in

    2) if i'm accessing an account which isn't logged in:
    Logging into x account
    Logging into x account was successful

    i'm just mentioning this as an example, maybe it's easier to understand like this and because FL is doing the same, but it can be, that it doesn't show up in the activity log like this
     
  5. thehighmind

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    I read your twitter journey a few weeks back wiz and it was very inspiring. I am very sorry because you were hit so hard I can just hope you won't quit. I also started my own little twitter "network" after reading your journey and this thread worries me a little. I think FL can fix this problem by delaying the logging time with a few seconds even if you start your FL session with 100 threads all at once.
     
  6. gashead

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    That makes sense, but then surely we shouldn't keep getting "Did you log in to Twitter from somewhere new?" emails or "phone/email verifications" if FL is never logging out as you only get them when you login.
     
  7. Aatrox

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    There are many people reporting they got banned just because FL. You guys should consider trying something else or making your own bots.
     
  8. laranjagx4

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    I also got 800+ accounts banned this past week. Using FL Instagram. Before the haters chime in:

    - I own 2 /25 IP blocks and 1 /24 IP block, and use these IPs for proxies. 100% dedicated to me.
    - I own 120+ domains
    - Accounts were in different niches
    - Many accounts didn't even have any link on them, only pictures uploaded.

    I've been doing IM on Instagram for the past year and I'd say I'm very experienced. I've also developed my own tools using the private API and extracted the private API keys from the latest Instagram binaries. One thing I noticed on FL was, on its activity log, I saw IG constantly complaining about the IG version used being too old, and that it should be updated. FL is requests based, and they're obviously using private API keys and user-agents of a really old IG version, and that's an obvious footprint.

    I'd be careful if you're still using FL. I lost multiple 100k followers accounts, currently working on my own bot.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  9. weblues

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    First of all, let me clarify some things:

    1. There is nothing wrong with FollowLiker. It is practically impossible for Instagram or Twitter to detect FollowLiker. FollowLiker works like the instagram app on your phone and just like the web browser on your computer, so it is not something that can be detected or which leaves footprints.

    2. If FollowLiker were to be the cause of the issue that the OP is talking about, ALL FollowLiker users will be affected, not some handful of users.

    3. FollowLiker doesn't use any outdated app or whatever some of you are referring to.

    4. Whenever any of the social media sites changes something, we update the software immediately. FollowLiker users can attest to that.

    5. Aggressive settings and the use of blacklisted/abused proxies/IPs can affect accounts negatively. That is a universal truth.

    6. Also, creation of multiple accounts with the same IP/Proxy/Phone/Device... may lead to the termination of the accounts. The deletion of these accounts may be and may not be instantaneous. Sometimes, they will allow you to use the accounts for some time before terminating them.

    7. FollowLiker is the best, most popular and widely used social media automation tool. So, it is normal to see couple of users talking about issues that they are having.

    8. Social media automation is a tough game. Things are changing constantly and we do our best to keep up.

    Most of you may not know the internal workings, so you may not understand what I am saying. But please believe what I am saying, because I am part of the developer team of FollowLiker with experience of several years and I have first hand information about how these social networks work.

    Now let me talk about the OP of this thread. I have been in communication with him for several days now. I have been asking various questions. I asked him to send me his settings and also the teamviewer connection details so that I can check things for myself, but he has not responded. I don't know why he now came here to create this thread so that he can bash the tool.

    He has been using this tool for several months, almost a year now and probably must have made several thousands of dollars. Throughout that period, we have been releasing updates and not at anytime has he complained of such issue. He uses a proxy network which most people having proxy issues usually use, I told him that. Also, he told me that he has recovered 70% of his account, but he didn't emphasize that. Most of his accounts were just suspended, not outrightly banned.

    If he needs help, he should contact our support team through the FollowLiker website.

    FollowLiker remains the best social media automation tool. Prospective users have nothing to fear. The software works as described and the default settings inside it are safe.

    I want everyone to know that we will continue to give you our best.

    Thanks.
    Weblues

    PS: Please don't get me wrong here. We don't dismiss ideas and suggestion. In fact I wholeheartedly welcome them, many can testify to that.

    I receive a lot of PM, emails and I carefully analyze each and every one of them. When we receive suggestion and advise, we always work day and night to ensure that we satisfy customers. A lot of members here have sent me PM with suggestions and I have always been happy to render all possible assistance. We test, test and test every 48 hours, all to ensure things are working as they should. OP I'm not blaming you or anything. Please PM me if you need further assistance and I'll try my possible best.

    I appreciate you all.
     
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  10. markuz.bombo

    markuz.bombo Newbie

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    Looks like there is an issue in the soft. Picture of blocked account mail. FL time interval was 4 to 10 min
     
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  11. markuz.bombo

    markuz.bombo Newbie

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    weblues,
    I have less than 15 posts and can't use PM
    Answered in the FL support ticked 20377
     
  12. wizard04

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    I expected better response from you. I don't even care about the others, they don't even try to read the thread before posting FL rules you sucks and then find a better bot...i just don't care.

    I want to sum your response and I will get into the details.

    In your response 2/3 of the text is glorifying your bot, and in one paragraph you are mentioning that of course the proxies is the problem and in another that I am nowhere to be ( you know people sleep and do other shit, I was gone for like 15 hours. ). Also I have responded to your PM like 15-20 min before this nonsense you posted here and you still saying I am not responding LOL.


    OK now lets dig in:

    OK we all know that 2/3 of the text you are glorifying FL. So you are the one program in the world that is working perfectly? Of course I never heard programs failed before or part of them and end up a big security issue....but you bot is perfect? I don't know why you even bother with bots, why not work for the fucking NSA or make the perfect OS that have 0 security issues.

    Calming that a program is perfect is like calming communism is perfect...yeah on paper they both perfect but not in the real world. Program do often fail, usually part of them fail and can end up leaving a big security gap and calming that can never happen with FL is just making my point ever stronger.

    Also, it seems like you didn't even bother reading this thread, this is an example:
    what you wrote

    what I wrote in the thread
    And again its easy to say its the proxies, right! Well no, you are forgetting I am using two suppliers for the proxies and you know that, all of the account where divided in niches and the niches divided into smaller groups in different sites, different settings etc. And no of them are connected, the only connection is FL and they got banned all of them in the same time after starting FL. ....yeah you are right its the proxies ( sarcasm ).

    Also you where not helpful in the PMs as you literally you where not responding for two day (you where active on your BST ) and say that you where taking the time to see what is the deal so you can say its the proxies lol.

    That true you are asking for theme viewer and I will not allow that just becouse I like my privacy as I don't want to revile my accounts and my niches. And there is nothing that you can help me personally I am not even sleeping for this few days As I am manually working to un-ban all of the accounts.

    Again becouse obviously you are even not reading my comments and rest or you are just ignoring them....I don't know why you even bother to "look" like you are trying to resolve the issue why not make few paragraphs and spin them and all will end up with FL is the ultimate bot and the problem is with your proxies.


    Edit: I don't have any problem pasting the PM.s here with the time of the PMs...actually I am insisting of doing that and see how helpful you where.
     
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  13. utterlyadrift25

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    Social media platforms will always investigate and mine for patterns in activity that compromise the quality and integrity of their platform. Obviously if people are using the same or similar configurations for extended periods of time, then it becomes easier for them to spot these patterns. It's not particularly hard. This is true in the case of most well established platforms and marketplaces. Amazon have been and are continually exploited (paid for reviews) - and they have increasingly invested more of their resources in stamping down on this sort of thing. It's no different for Google, or Instagram, or Twitter. Obviously with any sort of automation there will always be patterns.

    My advice to the guys that created FollowLiker - if you're genuinely concerned about your software and its shelf life, then perhaps at least humour the people who are saying that they have had their accounts suspended or banned. Analyse the data and do your due diligence rather than dismissing what is being said. The overall sentiment towards FL is mostly positive, but what is happening now was always going to happen, whether or not it's the users poorly chosen settings and/or proxies, or whether its due to some limitation in how you're able to set FL up. It is FLs responsibility to provide a bot that does account for detection, because we all know automation of this sort is against the T's and C's of most platforms.
     
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    Weblues, I was expecting an replay to my message above not an eddied post.
    Anyway I will continue using the FL, don't thing I won't and I would even still suggested but with a warning....I still thing its a great tool but it needs work.

    Again you are missing the point, its not that you dismiss ideas and suggestion you are blindly dismissing any problems with FL and that is totally different.

    About the proxies, I can't be sure if they are resoled or not but I have proxies from two separate sellers, so its really unlikely the problem is with the proxies.

    Actually I was thinking its probably the settings, but I realized that I am running different settings for different accounts and the one project I forgot to start (20 accounts) was not banned...before you ask I sometimes forget to start some projects as I have 25+ projects and sometimes I forget to start one.

    Depends usually I run 20/ per accounts but I have lot of them that are running like 15/per domain. Also this varies but mostly they are 2-3 acc per IP.

    Well I really close FL and I usually sue the FL update as excuse to reboot my server and I always backup everything. So when I was turning on the projects the FL was updated and server was rebooted.

    Actually if I didn't have two separate proxy suppliers and two different hosting and also different settings I would probably believe its something from my end.

    But the facts are that all of the niches where different from each other different proxies nothing was connecting them and all of them where working fine until I started the bot and all of them where banned.

    You know what is interesting is that I didn't get a old permanent ban, its was a unusual not permanent ban and can be lifted and telling that the account is part of a spam group, etc and don't do it again.

    Something happened when I started FL I don't know why. Maybe the proxies part in the FL have failed and revealing all of the account on one IP.

    Its for the domains.
     
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    Hi red arrow, my apologies but I am unable to send DMs yet. Can you provide some suggestions on where to buy the double verified accounts? Also I would love to know some of you followliker settings as a newbie to the batting world. I am currently working on 5 accounts with the cps from greencloudvps and proxies from proxy millions. Let me know if you have ant advice on pitfalls to avoid. Would be much appreciated.

    Leigha
     
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    I have experienced this before with IG FL. I had all my accounts "disabled due to a violation of terms" according the FL activity log, yet all my accounts were able to be logged in and out of via any other device and web browsers on the same proxies as FL.

    I also had an issue with a few Twitter accounts, being "locked" on FL and after considering it FL's fault, I was able to conclude that it probably had something to do with the emails associated on every account not being able to retrieve messages as they were no longer in service.

    I believe it was on Twitter, where I logged in the account and it mentioned that they were trying to send emails but they weren't getting delivered and my account was "locked"

    Perhaps it was a combination of "invalid" emails and FL?

    Whatever it was, I'm sorry for everyone's loss.
     
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    Just a few days ago something must have changed with Instagram. Liking and following has slowed down and almost all accounts are getting banned. I run over 200 accounts for different people and businesses and it's all going to hell now
     
  18. thehighmind

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    How many accounts did you managed to recover by now wiz?

    I am also very interested what you write to twitter to unblock your accounts and if you can hit me with a PM would be great. I don't need a copy-paste of your message, just an idea of what you write about.

    Thank you!
     
  19. HoNeYBiRD

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    he didn't write nothing this time, when he logs into those accounts, he receives the message screencapped in his OP, where he needs to confirm that he understood what's in the message or else the account will be permanently suspended, he needs to solve a captcha and the account can be used normally after that point, btw an imacros macro can be built for this easily with proxy support and cookie cleaning

    although he successfully unsuspended a few accs of his before, if you were to read his journey, so maybe he can help regardless :)
     
  20. thehighmind

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    I saw that those accounts can be recovered by entering captcha, but I think wiz also tries to recover the accounts that were permanently banned. I read his journey and I saw that he was able to recover some banned accounts and that is why I was asking if he could tell me what he wrote about in that message.
     
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