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Scrapebox and Hosting ABUSE Complains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by horang007, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. horang007

    horang007 Junior Member

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    Hey friends seems I have got fucked up...Day before yesterday I bought a Unmanaged Windows 2003 VPS from a company called Solar VPS. The VPS got activated in about 12 hours from order and finally I Activated My scrapebox on it. Scrapebox was running fine, speed was sexy. Posted to around 10K auto approve wordpress blogs on different ips. I was using proxies for ever single operation except for checking posted links, I guess it does not support proxies. And Even before 24 hours after i started using scrapebox i got following email from their Abuse Team.

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    Greetings, XXXXX
    
    Hostnode: XXX
    Hostname: XXXXX
    Primary IP: XX.XX.XXX.XX
    
    We are contacting you because we have received a complaint stating that an IP address under your control has violated Solar VPS' Terms of Service / Acceptable Usage Policies, which are viewable at http://www.solarvps.com/aup_tos.php
    
    Below, we have attached the received complaint(s) and/or log(s) demonstrating the abuse. Please review the attached complaint(s). If there has been an error in attributing this abuse complaint to you, please let us know and we will investigate the issue.
    
    THIS MESSAGE SERVES AS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE OF POLICY ENFORCEMENT IN REGARDS TO AN ABUSE OF SERVICES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONTENT, DOMAINS, OR USERS WHICH CONSTITUTE THIS ISSUE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF MISCONFIGURATION, INFECTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED SOFTWARE USE WHICH HAS LED TO THIS ISSUE.
    
    WE REQUIRE A RESPONSE TO THIS MESSAGE WITH QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIONS TAKEN TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.
    
    We are classifying this issue as follows:
    
    [] EMERGENCY (you must respond back to us within 2 hours as of the date/time we send this email / Fraudulent Financial Activity)
    [] EMERGENCY (you must respond back to us within 6 hours as of the date/time we send this email)
    [] URGENT (you must respond back to us within 6-24 hours as of the date/time we send this email. See below for explanation)
    [] HIGH (you must respond back to us within 24 hours as of the date/time we send this email)
    [XX] STANDARD (you must respond back to us within 48 Hours as of the date/time we send this email)
    
    Failure to respond within the indicated time above will result in your services being suspended immediately thereafter. Repeated abuse reports, especially for the same issue, may cause us to terminate your services, as per our TOS/AUP. Kindly respond back within the requested time, or we will have to take further action.
    
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    THE FOLLOWING ISSUE OR ISSUES HAVE BEEN REPORTED:
    
    EMERGENCY RATING:
    Hosting, Distributing, or Linking to:
    [] Sexually Explicit or Sexually Implicit images of a Minor
    [] Fraudulent or 'phishing' sites intended to gather personal data
    [] Open SMTP relays or open proxies
    [] OTHER:
    
    Sending, Launching, or Perpetrating:
    [] Brute-force or 'intelligent' cracking or cracking attempts
    [] Denial of Service or Distributed Denial of Service attacks
    [] Directed/brute-force packet flooding
    [] Malicious or illegal access to secured services, e.g. hacking
    [] OTHER:
    
    URGENT RATING:
    CPU or Disk abuse:
    [] CPU Limits invoked - Respond back within 6 hours
    [] CPU Limits invoked - Respond back within 12 hours
    [] CPU Limits invoked - Respond back within 24 hours
    [] Disk abuse - Respond back within 6 hours
    [] Disk abuse - Respond back within 12 hours
    [] Disk abuse - Respond back within 24 hours
    [] OTHER: (See below)
    
    HIGH RATING:
    Hosting, Distributing, or Linking to:
    [] Copyrighted or trademarked material not authorized for distribution
    [] Exploits, trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, or malware
    [] Spam or unsolicited commercial/bulk email (as reported by a verified or official source)
    [] OTHER:
    
    STANDARD RATING:
    Hosting, Distributing, or Linking to:
    [] Personal or identifying data not authorized for distribution
    [] Bulk email address lists (used by spammers)
    [] IRC servers, networks, or services
    [] Spamvertised websites
    [] Spam or unsolicited commercial/bulk email (as reported by an individual, or a first-time offense)
    [] Unsolicited Bounce
    [XX] OTHER: ScrapeBox Harvester
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    In addition to responding to this ticket with a statement of resolution, we will require you to:
    
    [] Contact SpamCop at the URL listed in the complaint
    [] Send a statement of resolution to the following email address(es):
    [XX] Contact SolarVPS via:
    [] billing@solarvps.com (Email)
    [] support@solarvps.com (email)
    [XX] abuse@solarvps.com (email)
    [] OTHER:
    
    Your cooperation in resolving this incident is appreciated,
    
    SolarVPS, LLC Abuse Department
    
    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    
    SolarVPS reserves the right to escalate any issue to the next step/contact person, if no action is undertaken. Failure to respond to this notification may result in the termination of your services as per Solar VPS' Terms of Service, located at http://www.solarvps.com/aup_tos.php
    
    If it is determined that you need more time, Solar VPS, in its discretion may extend the above indicated deadline to allow you to resolve this issue.
    
    Solar VPS, LLC is in no position to judge the validity of any complaint(s) received. Solar VPS, LLC will comply with all State and Federal Laws regarding any and all abuse complaints received.
    
    
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    ORIGINAL COMPLAINT TO FOLLOW
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    Directory of C:\CT2168\root\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Boxie
    
    12/29/2010 11:39 AM .
    12/29/2010 11:39 AM ..
    12/29/2010 04:25 AM Addons
    12/29/2010 04:20 AM Blacklist
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM Comment Poster
    12/29/2010 11:39 AM Configuration
    12/29/2010 10:33 AM 314,406 crashdump_poster.txt
    12/29/2010 09:57 AM 558,309 crashdump_poster_master.txt
    12/29/2010 10:33 AM 214,173 crashdump_poster_submitted.txt
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM Ping Mode
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM Projects
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM Proxies
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM RSS Submission
    05/29/2010 08:29 PM 482,760 sbupdate.exe
    12/25/2010 05:35 PM 2,683,304 scrapebox.exe
    12/28/2010 10:53 PM Trackbacks
    5 File(s) 4,252,952 bytes
    
    Regards,
    Chris Valean
    MCSA, MCITP, MCTS
    Solar VPS & JVDS Support
    https://support.solarvps.com
    
    Now what should i do ??? Please help me out friends
     
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  2. riko3

    riko3 Newbie

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    WTF?

    Why in hell did you get a VPS to run SB... you can just run it on your personal computer dude!
    And I've never heard of "Solar VPS" in my life , you should it gotten a known host company that is suggested here in BHW... search the threads!

    Good luck.
     
  3. horang007

    horang007 Junior Member

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    Mate i am on 2mbps Adsl internet connection....Scrapebox posting speed Sucks on such a low connection. And solar VPS is a legit company. Few people suggested me on webhostingtalks or smwhere else...but i guess it was wrong on my part to go for solar VPS
     
  4. crazyflx

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    I'd suggest looking into xsserver.eu for a server to run SB on. I've been with them for a long time now, and not a single issue.

    As for what you can do to solve your issue at hand...it doesn't look like a whole lot. They've caught you red-handed violating their ToS.

    The most you can do is apologize, say you didn't know, and that it won't happen again.
     
  5. ok888

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    EMERGENCY RATING:
    Hosting, Distributing, or Linking to:
    [] Sexually Explicit or Sexually Implicit images of a Minor
    [] Fraudulent or 'phishing' sites intended to gather personal data
    [] Open SMTP relays or open proxies
    [] OTHER:

    I wonder what have you been posting
     
  6. horang007

    horang007 Junior Member

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    I am not posting anything that is mentioned below, I just did a scrapebox blast to my blog....

     
  7. horang007

    horang007 Junior Member

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    Thanks...Will shift to xsserver today...but what to do with this VPS ?? I dont want to waste my money...Any ideas how can I put this VPS to use ?? It has 1 Gb Ram and 5 ips...750 Gb bandwidth..
     
  8. thedocmillionaire

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    There are many reasons to use a VPs dude. The first one is you do not use yur own bandwith. Some scrabox users use more than 100 Gb a day. With such amounts believe me some day you will get a call from your internet provider asking what the hell are you doing with their bandwidth. If they cancel your account, they will blacklist you.

    The second reason, your computer is available to do other things while you are using your vps at full resource.

    The third reason, you do not have your computer opened all day.

    The 4 reason: generally the speed of a vps is generally more rapid than yours at home.

    For 35 a month, it's a steal.
     
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  9. IamNRE

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    I read something about torrents leaking or sharing or something.... vault.bz or something like that :S

    Might be worth checking out, I did not understand what they were on about, but I guess you could use the broad band to share files that will earn you $£$£.


    Yes check out xsserver.eu....:D I might buy it too :D
     
  10. yuyo

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    Just wait for them to get back to you, yet
     
  11. crazyflx

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    I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions for you on what to do with your current VPS. I've never used one for anything other than running software...blackhat software that is.

    You can still use that VPS for harvesting urls, PR checks and such. Pretty much everything SB can do, with the exception of posting comments.

    So if you do buy another VPS, you can do harvesting on one and commenting on the other, dividing up the usage of bandwidth quite nicely.
     
  12. horang007

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    But what about the License?? Just have a single scrapebox license...how will i run it on two VPS ?? What are the other Automation software that i can try ?? May be your Profile poster crazy ??
     
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    Ahhh, that's true, I didn't think about that (the license issue), I've got a couple of 'em so it didn't even occur to me.

    Well, you could either buy another license (but then you're talking about $57 for the license you've already bought, $57 for another license, whatever cost you've got into your current VPS provider, and then the cost of a server at xsserver...all of a sudden you've got quite a bit of money out for a rather small project).

    I'd say any software that you run on your computer. Do you have SEnuke, or BookmarkDemon or Article Marketing Robot or anything like that? Sure, you could run my profile poster, that would work. That doesn't use much resources though.

    Sounds like if you don't have much other software to run, that the hosting company kind of just burned you.
     
  14. forwardforce

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    You can host any services you like from your VPS, including web hosting and email accounts; install entry databases running on MySQL or MS SQL Web Edition or your own software. You will have root access to your VPS so there's no limit to what you can run, as long as it doesn't violate our terms of service.
     
  15. sfidirectory

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    Try CyberGhost VPN...? I've used it for mass commenting and harvesting without any probs (although most likely not harvesting anywhere near your amount of blogs within the same timeframe as you).
     
  16. horang007

    horang007 Junior Member

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    Got a reply from Company
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    Hello,
    
    Please delete all offending materials and make sure that won't happen in the future.
    Regards,
    Nistor Ioan
    
    Solar VPS & JVDS Support
    https://support.solarvps.com
    
    WTF!! Now what ?? Yes i dont have any other software than scrapebox!! I guess My money is going to be wasted. I have Root access to VPS . Please suggest me something that can make my money back.
     
  17. Albertux

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    You can change your scrapebox to another computer (is better to use on your personal computer) check in the menu Help > How to Transfer You License

    You can ask your VPS provider if is possible a refund, good luck
     
  18. IamNRE

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    Contact the guy in charge, tell him thanks for getting in touch, you want to be honest with him.

    "I have not done any of those things mentioned there, however I have sent automated comments to blogs using this software
    Code:
    www.scrapebox.com
    . and I do have intentions of posting more comments, so please tell me if this is okay with you or if you would prefer to refund me my money and I use my program on another SERVER."


    Bless
     
  19. abba500

    abba500 Registered Member

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    I'd suggest never run SB or X-rummer on a VPS or dedicated server without proxies.
    Secondly, your idle vps can be used as a proxy server, if its linux then you can host your 5 ips to be used as private proxies somewhere else.
     
  20. dbyrn

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    Hi!
    I've skimmed through the logs provided. I guess that your host just found scrapebox files on your VPS and SB is not allowed there.

    Take care,
    D