Article Post Robot Virus

by Neil S 14 replies
Hey all,

I just started using Article Post Robot and although I love the software my computer is just getting hammered by all the viruses from the various article directories. I am not sure when the infection occurs, whether when you register for the website, click the activation link, or when APR tries to post to the website. Either way my computer is taking a beating.

Does anyone who uses APR have a strategy that has allowed them to not become infected? I realize APR has a protection built in to detect virus sites but I feel like this not enough. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    What are the "symptoms" of this "virus"?
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil S
      Getting pop ups to download fake anti spyware programs (XP Antivirus). Desktop hijacked, fake blue screen, browser hijack, ect.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
        Are you sure you got this from a directory or the software? If they are just pop ups it is not necessarily a virus that is on your computer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
        I have heard of issues about that from some clients using that system so I have steered clear of it. Personally I usually stick with just the top 10 directories as they have more traction with the search engines. However, if you need to really blast the articles out to many directories, I would recommend ArticleMarketer.com. Some of my clients have had great success with that system and achieved 1st page results on Google, MSN and Yahoo with the linkbacks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
        Originally Posted by Neil S View Post

        Getting pop ups to download fake anti spyware programs (XP Antivirus). Desktop hijacked, fake blue screen, browser hijack, ect.
        Here's some info on it. I don't think it's coming from your program:

        XP Antivirus 2008 Removal Instructions (XP Antivirus 2008) - MS Windows Vista Compatible Software
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        • Profile picture of the author CalGolden
          Damn, Neil! Sorry to read about your problems with APR.

          I have it on one of my machines but I have not used it in over a year or so. Like stated earlier, I just submit my articles to the top directories and avoid the "copycats".

          It is a great idea to have anti-spyware and antivirus apps running while you do anything Internet related. You just cannot be too careful now a days. I ALWAYS have my computer protected to the nines.

          One problem that I see with these article directory submission apps is that the creators get too overzealous in allowing any and every directory out there to be added without any way of weeding out or alarming the presence off any malware that may be lurching about. So I guess that it is the old adage of "buyer beware". Not a good thing, let me tell you.

          But I must ask. Is having a link in all of those hundreds (thousands?) of directories even necessary? Stick to the big players ad you cannot go wrong.



          Best,

          Cal
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Originally Posted by Neil S View Post

    Hey all,

    I just started using Article Post Robot and although I love the software my computer is just getting hammered by all the viruses from the various article directories. I am not sure when the infection occurs, whether when you register for the website, click the activation link, or when APR tries to post to the website. Either way my computer is taking a beating.

    Does anyone who uses APR have a strategy that has allowed them to not become infected? I realize APR has a protection built in to detect virus sites but I feel like this not enough. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Neil
    Do you have an antivirus running on your machine?

    That seems like the best method to me.
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