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Hey guys, There have been new users with stupid User names going around and saying:

"Nice! Check this out: (link removed)"

Along with a link. These are UserBots that will harm you. And I warn you, DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! It'll take you to a pornography website that may contain harmful viruses that could kill your computer.
PLEASE, Spread this around Deviantart! So we can Warn young users, And All Deviants About this!
Thanks, if you spread this!

Today, I received such a comment on my latest upload. And guess what? I clicked on it. I thought, "Oh, it's just some dumb kid desperate to promote their work".

Thankfully, I didn't get that far. As always, when you're about to leave the site, there's the screen that says "Careful! Out there be monsters!" or something like that. In this case, I didn't have the option to go to the site. Well, I did, but I hesitated because it looked suspicious. After a few seconds, that screen saved me with a nice big fat "FORBIDDEN".

Good Lord, this is just like when I got the skype virus. I beat that, but I don't want to go through that again. I need to be more careful. I'm running a virus scan now, and... things SEEM okay. Like I said, I didn't actually reach the site the link led to. Thank you, DA. You may have just saved my ass.

Some of you may be annoyed by that screen whenever you want to go to youtube or whatever, but THIS is what it's there for, so be grateful.

Spread the word! Be on the lookout! Flag these comments down as spam! Do NOT click the link! Report the hackers!
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:iconkusamochi:
Kusamochi Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconmerilintinkus:
Merilintinkus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just had the same problem, when i uploaded a new piece of art an suspicious user said the same thing , im gonna report as spam
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:iconjannetcresbgp:
Jannetcresbgp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Can you define "stupid usernames"? It would help a lot.
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:iconnickinamerica:
NickinAmerica Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
That's not up to me to define. Just ignore anyone who randomly sends you a link.
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:icondarksupershadow64:
DarkSuperShadow64 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As in sends a link without any relevance? I won't send a link until the storm has calmed then.
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:iconjannetcresbgp:
Jannetcresbgp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Then why put the term "stupid usernames" in your journal if you did not wish to have people ask what you mean by it?
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:iconnickinamerica:
NickinAmerica Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Because I didn't write the first part. I only wrote the part where I go over what happened to me. Just helping to spread the word.
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:iconburkeonthesly:
burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Good to know, and thanks for the heads-up.
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:icondumbass333:
dumbass333 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
That's worrying because I clicked one of those but it took me to some tumblr site but I have adblocker plus and I ran a scan so I should be safe
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:iconportosilva:
Portosilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the heads up man!
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:iconparagonspar:
Paragonspar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
happened to me, thank god I didn't click the link
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:iconmetalshadow272:
MetalShadow272 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This happened to me, but I didn't know it was this serious. I didn't see anything, thank God. I exited out when I saw a woman with no bra straps. I just thought the guy was doing it to be a random jerk.
I'll post this in my journals. Thanks for the warning!
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:iconziggy-gold:
Ziggy-Gold Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
When I first saw it, I just went ahead and clicked. Luckily, nothing bad happened. I just thought it was some guy posting it to be random. Thanks for telling us, I'll warn people with a reply to that comment if I see it again.
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:iconnitron100:
nitron100 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
oh, someone tryied to do that on my second account, glad i was using a mac :L
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:icona-u-t-o:
A-u-t-o Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, it doesn't affect dA accounts? *phew*
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:icona-u-t-o:
A-u-t-o Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was checking dA notifications on one of the school computers last Friday, and I got the same message. I clicked it.



Am I screwed, or am I screwed?
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:iconnickinamerica:
NickinAmerica Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Your school is.
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:iconrobloxgeneralduncan:
ROBLOXgeneralduncan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm posting it just in case, thanks for the tip man!
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:iconvaria31:
Varia31 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads up.
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:iconwsache007:
wsache007 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
!!!
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:iconpoopooman12345678:
PooPooMan12345678 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the Dongforce, Thanks for the Heads up.
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:iconkindii:
Kindii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh geebus. I got one of those the other day and instantly flagged it as spam. Really glad I did now. o__o;;
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:iconlastiecchi:
lastiecchi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i started to getsome on my recent pictures
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:iconreyai-bloodrose:
Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Oh, these guys bug me. :/
I don't have problems with them, but they can be really irritating.
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:iconfirebirdphoenix87:
FirebirdPhoenix87 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reposted this just in case. :thumbsup:
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:icon2j4j:
2j4j Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thanks for the warning. I'll post this in my journals as well.
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