new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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woodentopz
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new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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hi folks...wonder is there yet any way yet to automatically detect and pause transfers from posts that include this new(ish) type of spamming. it seems designed to get around .exe detection on download...

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Could you please send a PM to Spiril or submit a Support Ticket with example details of a post like this? Spiril will need a sample to work with.

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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Is there any progress on adding this feature to newsleecher?

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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These posts already get marked as spam because they do contain exe files. Unless one of you is talking about something completely different...

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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Although they contain EXE files they don't get spammed out.
The EXE file is inside a folder called Codec, with the root folder containing a text file If_you_get_error.txt and the associated .avi file.

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Those are the posts I was referring to, and they will in fact be marked as spam. The only issue is that NL won't know there's an EXE until it downloads the one rar part that contains the exe. There's no way around that. But NL will then mark it as spam.

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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Honestly, the best way to not be caught by these is to watch the subject lines and posters. There aren't that many people/groups posting "legitimate" content, and after a while you get a sixth sense for what's real and what's almost certainly fake/scam/virus. And most of these "if you get error" posts contain subject line specifics that couldn't possibly exist yet (ie. if it sounds too good to be true...)

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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Fluclo wrote:Although they contain EXE files they don't get spammed out.
The EXE file is inside a folder called Codec, with the root folder containing a text file If_you_get_error.txt and the associated .avi file.
If you are using the latest NewsLeecher betas and experience that some RAR archives, containing .EXE files, are not getting marked as spam, pls PM me the names of the archives.
bug fixed. no idea how. hate it when that happens. trying to break it again now. will. not. be. defeated.

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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It's probably because the .exe file is in the last file of the archive, it downloads the entire set, then only spam traps when it gets to the last file. SO much wasted bandwidth :(

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Fluclo wrote:It's probably because the .exe file is in the last file of the archive, it downloads the entire set, then only spam traps when it gets to the last file. SO much wasted bandwidth :(
Current versions download the first and last files first.

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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Current versions as in v5.0 Final or v7.0 Beta 7

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Re: new spamming method via "If_you_get_error.txt"

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