Safer-Networking Forums FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Avatars

We provide three sets of stock avatars for our members to choose from.

Fonts, Colours, Size

Please try to use the default forum settings.

Huge and tiny fonts or posts written in rainbow colors are usually not necessary and can make a thread hard to read. Text written in all capitals is considered to be shouting.

Of course this would not apply to those who may have difficulties with their vision.

How To Post A Reply and Multi Quote

Click on the Topic you wish to respond to.

The page opens, scroll to the bottom.

Click Post Reply.

Write your post in the Message: box.

Preview Post to ensure it is correct.

Click the Submit Reply button to publish.

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To "Multi Quote".

At the bottom of each post in the thread, you should see three buttons on the right hand side.

Edit > Quote > and a third button that if you run your mouse over it, will show "Multi-Quote This Message".

Click that button on each post you wish to quote from, (the multi-quote button will turn orange), then click "Post Reply".

Your post will include the quoted material.

For your own safety and privacy, please do not post your email, personal address or phone number. We are not responsible for personal details malware removal logs may contain, please review before hitting the post button.

When posting you agree that the administrators and the moderators of this forum has the right to modify, remove, edit or close any topic at any time that they see fit. If you have any questions concerning this, please do not start a new thread, but rather private message to an administrator or moderator.

One user-One account

Each forum member should have only one account to avoid confusion for those assisting.

Please do not use an account provided by a service whose intention is to allow limitless users to register with that same account. Such accounts will be disabled.

By the same token please do not use disposable emails to register.

Can I edit my own posts?

1. In the Spybot - Search & Destroy forum, there is a 15 minute time frame to edit one's post. It lessens the chance of an answer referring to things the original poster has deleted.

2. In the Malware Removal Forum, members may not edit their posts. A helper may already be analyzing the information given. However one can add a post to the thread if necessary.

3. Generally topics are not deleted, especially where help was given in the malware forum. Please check your logs for any personal information, such as email addresses, before posting them.

If you need to request certain details be removed from logs, please private message tashi.

How do I stay Logged In?

Question:

How come when I log onto the site and then switch to another page, I am no longer logged on but considered a guest?

Answer:

http://forums.spybot.info utilizes cookies to remember whether or not you are logged in. If you do not allow cookies from this site to be placed on your computer, then when you log on and then visit another page, you will be logged out again and considered a guest.

In order to avoid this, you must accept cookies from http://forums.spybot.info The site only uses cookies for various aspects of your logged in state and other data that must be preserved between various portions of the site.

To enable cookies for http://forums.spybot.info in Internet Explorer do the following:

Open Internet Explorer

Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options

Click on the Privacy tab

Click on the Sites button

In the Address of Web Site: field enter http://forums.spybot.info

Press the Allow button.

Press the OK button

Press the OK button again

Now Internet Explorer will allow cookies from http://forums.spybot.info

To enable cookies for http://forums.spybot.info in Mozilla Firefox do the following:

Open Firefox

Click on the Tools menu and select Options.

Click on the Privacy category

Click on the Exceptions button

In the Address of Web Site: field enter http://forums.spybot.info

Click on the Allow button.

Press the OK button.

Press the OK button again.

Now Firefox will accept cookies from http://forums.spybot.info

You will now need to log back into the site.

With thanks to Grinler at BleepingComputer.com.

NOTE: Some firewalls block cookies. If you have firewall software running on your computer and you cannot accept cookies after making the appropriate setting changes in your browser, please make sure that your firewall settings are not blocking cookies.

If all that fails please check if you have a pop-up blocker set too high; usually you can adjust the settings for each site you visit.

Signatures, Homepage, Links, Usernames, Email

Any information in profiles, including signatures and links, may not be commercial, religious or political in nature nor promote a business.

Links in your signature should be unobtrusive, and can not use formatting so that attention is brought to them.

[IMG] is disabled in signatures.

Pornography, warez, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.

During registration please do not use an email address as your user name. To protect our members from spam bot harvesters the email part will need to be removed.

For instance ......@gmail.com, ...... @yahoo.com etc Then you may find yourself unable to complete registration or log in.

Inappropriate usernames will be unregistered or banned. For instance, usernames that are sexual, pornographic or referencing drugs. Furthermore please do not use names as a personal advertisement for one's company, religion or politics.

Temporary disposable email addresses will be filtered and banned. Please register with a permanent address.

How To Start A Topic

First open the main index page: http://forums.spybot.info/

Starting from the top of that page scrolling down, you should see a list of the Forums.

To start a topic, click to open the sub-forum you wish to post in.

In each sub-forum you should see a button at the top of the page on the left hand side which reads New Thread. Click that.

A window opens titled Post New Thread.

Write your subject matter in the Title pane.

Write your post in the Message window.

Preview Post to ensure it is correct.

Click the Post Reply button to publish your new topic.

For your own safety and privacy, please do not post your email, personal address or phone number in any forum

We are not responsible for personal details malware removal logs may contain. The forums are public, if you do not feel comfortable posting logs where they will remain visible it would be best not to start a topic requesting assistance in the malware removal forum. Otherwise please use "Preview Post" to check for any personal details you'd rather omit before you "Submit Reply"

When posting you agree that the administrators and the moderators of the forums has the right to modify, remove or close any topic at any time that they see fit. If you have any questions concerning this, please do not start a new thread, but rather private message to an administrator or moderator.

Legitimate Software

Cracks-Keygens-Warez-Pirate

We do not support the use of illegally obtained software. The 'cracker' has broken the 'End User License Agreement' (EULA) of the product.

If seeking help in our Malware removal forum please know that users who have programs obtained by such methods will be asked to remove them, since our help could otherwise be seen as aiding copyright violations.

Thank you for your understanding.

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