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 Post subject: Google and Yahoo bots
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:56 pm 
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i wasnt sure where to post this but here seemed most appropriate.
who or what are google bot and yahoo bot and MSN bot. i cant view there profile or pm them or anything and they never seem to post anything and they are online alot so what are they and whats there porpose?

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 Post subject: Re: Google and Yahoo bots
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:04 am 
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Bots are automated malware programs, not actual members or people. They attempt to gain control over an affected computer. Computers that are infected with a 'bot' are used to execute DoS (denial-of-service) attacks against Web sites, host phishing attack Web sites or send out thousands of spam email messages.

It is not uncommon to see Bots attempting to phish for data on forums and message boards, but if you have antivirus programs that you keep up to date (you do have antivirus, right? :wink: ) then they're not something that should raise any great concern for you.

That being said, you cannot contact them, Demon, since they are, in essence, zombie computers. :D

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rickhawk80 wrote:
zombie computers. :D


im scared :)

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No need to be scared. Just don't ... look ... directly ... at them. :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Google and Yahoo bots
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:08 am 
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rickhawk80 wrote:
No need to be scared. Just don't ... look ... directly ... at them. :shock: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Google and Yahoo bots
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holy crap. there is even an ask jeeves bot. :)

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demon wrote:
i wasnt sure where to post this but here seemed most appropriate.
who or what are google bot and yahoo bot and MSN bot. i cant view there profile or pm them or anything and they never seem to post anything and they are online alot so what are they and whats there porpose?


They are just what their names suggest they are....they are the 'spiders' of the the respective search engines: Google, MSN and Yahoo. 'Spiders' also called 'Bots' continuously crawl the Web (internet) to keep their search results always updated with the most latest and freshest webpages. And RR.tk is no different. That's all the googlebot, msnbot, and yahoobot are.....no big deal.

Sure there are bots that may have malicious intent,such as vruses or malware, etc. But that's not what these are. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Google and Yahoo bots
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:51 pm 
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thanks for clearing that up

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I would guess that the bot's are how the site hack was reported to google, and now the warning shows, regardless of infection.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Firefox actually block me from this site becuse its to dangerous! XD


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