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Solved Random external links added to text

Post by sm0vpo May 7th 2020, 10:03 pm

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Forum version : #phpBB2
Position : Administrator
Concerned browser(s) : Mozilla Firefox
Screenshot of problem : https://i.servimg.com/u/f13/17/96/58/10/310.jpg
Who the problem concerns : All members
When the problem appeared : Reported by one of my moderators
Forum link : http://sm0vpo.forumotion.com

Description of problem

Hi all,
Strange problem. Rndom links are added to text posted by all users.

I recently changed the link colour in the administrator pages so that links are visible. Now it shows that there are hidden links !!

For example, look at https://sm0vpo.forumotion.com/t383-strange-link (withou logging in, view as a guest).

Words in the text have become external links "Link Added by VigLink" (mouse-over message). Link words include:
wire, shelving, furniture and system

At https://sm0vpo.forumotion.com/t376-welcome-new-users-kalyanprodhan-and-slim-jimmlinked words include:
furniture, home, design, mirror, wire, wood and modulators.

Q1 - Has the forum been hacked?
Q2 - Is this deliberate advertising shown to unregistered users?
Q3 - Is this dangerous to my users, resistered or otherwise?

Very best regards from Harry Lythall - SM0VPO
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Solved Re: Random external links added to text

Post by skouliki May 7th 2020, 10:52 pm

Hello

Go to admin panel.. General Tab ...forum...Configuration
Text ads activation for guests(underlined) : mark it as NO then save.
and then take a look the words will not be underlined and they will not be linked to anything.
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Solved Re: Random external links added to text

Post by sm0vpo May 8th 2020, 9:11 am

Hello Skouliki,
Great! Thank you for the information. I have just done that now.
So simple :-)

Really appreciate your help.

Very best regards - Harry - SM0VPO
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Solved Re: Random external links added to text

Post by skouliki May 8th 2020, 9:24 am

my pleasure

Problem solved & topic archived.
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