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Scrapebox Proxy Harvester connecting to virus sites -- how do we stop this?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PickleYeast, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. PickleYeast

    PickleYeast Registered Member

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    I'm running eSet anti-virus software, and when I run the Scrapebox Harvester I get alarm after alarm that I'm connecting to 3 websites blocked for virus distribution -- namely sbjudge1.com, sbjudge2.com, and sbjudge3.com.

    My first thought is that one of the original proxy 'sources' used in the harvester has been corrupted, so I go to take it out -- and learn that you CAN'T! It seems that all of the original sources are not only hardcoded in, but show as blanks so you can't even find the offender.

    So... has anyone solved this problem, or have any suggestions?
     
  2. loopline

    loopline Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    sbjudge1.com, sbjudge2.com, and sbjudge3.com.

    These are owned by Scrapebox. They do not have a virus. The problem is ESET. Its been known to cause all sorts of issues with Scrapebox. So just disable real time scanning in Eset or whitelist scrapebox or ideally both.
     
  3. PickleYeast

    PickleYeast Registered Member

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    AHH... good to know. The owner of those domains paid extra to hide the owner identity. They should put this message in the product, eSet is very popular.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Your welcome!

    If you think about the nature of Scrapebox, in general, it makes sense to be hiding any info about its domains. :)
     
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