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Using torrents to get traffic? Locking .avi's

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by worldismine, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. worldismine

    worldismine Regular Member

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    Recently my buddy downloaded an .AVI torrent that was LOCKED with a password that redirected him to a page. He needed to sign up with a site to get the password. How in the world do you edit an AVI like that?
     
  2. Misdirection

    Misdirection Newbie

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    I never heard of AVI locking.
    Maybe its a file like "myvideo.avi.exe"
    We do not see the exe cos by default, known extension types are not shown.
    Therefore, your friend probably opened an exe file which may be a virus.
    Ask your friend to scan his computer or something.

    Btw, public torrents site are full of virus :(
     
  3. deancow

    deancow Power Member

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    Just add a password protected rar/zip file within a non protected zip file and have a .url shortcut named 'click here for password' which go's to your website.
     
  4. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    You can do this using DRM (digital rights management) and a free service like vidlock (although ive not used them for a while but i did used to some time ago) when a user tries to view the file then in essence it redirects them to a page you specify where they need to acquire the 'licence' or for the sake of blackhatting you would redirect them to a survey page etc etc.
     
  5. nixnash

    nixnash Power Member

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    Yeah torrents could bring soem good traffic if you have a decent reputation for uploading torrents..
    and no reviews but it could do well...but this requires a lot fo work..Thats what i feel never tried this method though...
     
  6. freefox

    freefox Junior Member

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    is that really possible, without need to surfer click somewhere ?!? They can redirect to virus that that way ?
     
  7. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    If your using windows media player then a message pops up saying "this video requires an additional licence, please click ok to be taken to the licence holders website" (or something like that, i think the wording is different) if the user clicks ok then it takes them to any site you like. So yes, this does require a bit of user intervention.