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  • vbseo problem help please !

    My forum seems to have been hacked because of a vbseo exploit... i have had to restore a full backup.

    1. How do i fix my vbseo to stop it from being exploited ?
    2. how can i remove vbseo and keep my links which have been indexed.

    any help would be great thanks...
    Last edited by Rory2000; Tue 28th Jul '15, 3:06am.

  • #2
    First you need to remove VBSEO as you have found it is no longer supported or secure.

    Removal instructions including redirecting URL's https://web.archive.org/web/20130122...all-vbseo-238/

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    • #3
      Thanks... !

      my threads are like this... does anyone know if this rewrite actually works ?

      If you have your thread rewrite rules set as forum-name/threadname-threadid.html use the following .htaccess Code:

      RewriteEngine on RewriteRule [^/]+/[^/]+-([0-9]+)\.html http://www.domain.com/forums/showthread.php?t=$1 [L,R=301]

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      • #4
        where is the default file located that you need to add the rewrite ?

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        • #5
          It's the .htaccess file in root. Delete all the VBSEO rewrite rules and add the one you quoted above remember to replace domain.com/forums with your actual URL

          You can test if the redirect works by clicking on one of your already indexed VBSEO url's

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