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Scrapebox not working - FIX

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by loopline, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. loopline

    loopline Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    UPDATE Scrapebox for the "Fix":

    Thought I would start a new thread just so everyone has this handy


    You need to update your scrapebox to the latest version.



    You can download just the exe here:


    http://www.scrapebox.com/dl/scrapebox.exe
    (overwrite your existing scrapebox.exe in your existing folder)



    or the full package here

    http://www.scrapebox.com/payment-received




    I updated to the 1.15.50 and it comes right up and authenticates even though the old license servers still show they are under DDoS attacks.





    Edit: Also you will need to reinstall your addons once you update.
    At least judging by the looks of my addon screen anyway, but SF didn't tell me that so I don't know for sure. But since each addon had to be rebuilt it only makes sense, and I see an update for all of them.





    As noted by Softtouch Sweetfunny can't access BHW right now. Sweetfunny had emailed me back giving me the update so I could update and told me they couldn't get to BHW, and so I am just posting what they gave me.


    The short of the story is that for security reasons, scrapebox is directly integrated with the licensing servers. To mitigate the DDoS attacks they had to buy an entirely new server and hardware DDoS firewall protection.

    Which means they had to first completely migrate the entire license database and all things on the license server. Then they had to build in the new server to scrapebox and recompile a new build of scrapebox to use the new server. Which is what is above.

    Now they have to go rebuild and recompile every addon, and a bunch of other tools. Things like these are why it has taken so long and working out a DDoS server and having it and hardware firewalls provisioned with a new company etc....

    Just sharing what I know.

    Edit: I perhaps posted this too soon, it doesn't look like they are completely done with the migration to the new server, cause its not working ATM. So give it some time.
     
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  2. blueplanet

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    can't connect to download links .. still under ddos ?
     
  3. pooinmyloo

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    Same here. Getting a 502 Bad Gateway.

    Edit: I'm getting somewhere now. If I do manage to download it I'll host it elsewhere for everyone else.
     
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  5. loopline

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    Ye, still not validating for me. New type of error though. Gonna keep trying.

    ZOKoV.jpg
     
  7. hpv222

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    yeah, not working at all - tried d/ling the exe only and then the whole .zip, installed in a new folder and still getting the same error as before even though it shows V1.15.50
     
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    I had it open for a few days, but I had to restart my computer yes terday, and now I can't get back in.
    The link for the full package isn't working. I was able to download the new .exe, but it still does not validate. I'll try again later.
     
  9. Sam Wylde

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    I downloaded it but its still not activating.
     
  10. fansandviews

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    yeah this is not fixed
     
  11. balsagoth007

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    Nope it's still not working even with the updated exe
     
  12. rashri

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    Not working for me 2 :(
    Hope this will get fixed very soon !!
     
  13. bertbaby

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    Same here, did the download but timing out on the license activation. Not fun!
     
  14. loopline

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    Yeah it worked for a bit, but its not working ATM. Id guess that they are still migrating things on the server and messing with it. I dunno.

    I know DDoS mitigation hardware can "learn" what is normal behavior and what is not, so I suppose its possible the attackers started attacking the new server and it is currently "learning" what is DDoS and what is normal Sbox usage. Totally a theory, but I do know there is a new license server with DDoS hardware protection and that is what the .50 is using, so its a step in the right direction even if there is still a few bumps along the way.

    Some competitor is certainly being seriously shady by straight up attacking sbox and its userbase for so long.
     
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    This is the sort of effort only a top notch customer responsible service would make.
    Great stuff from SF and the other scrapebox members.

    I can wait a few days.

    Scritty
     
  16. proxygo

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    downloading to try anyways cheers mat
     
  17. BuildMoreLinks

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    thanks for the tip mate, tried it but still does not works for me. :(
     
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    Worked here just a while ago but not working anymore.

    But glad things are progressing.
     
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    I got lucky and tried this the second it was posted on the other thread. Only the end of the world will now make me close my ScrapeBox! Never will I touch that little 'X' button again!!!
     
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    Why does it never work on the weekends ?