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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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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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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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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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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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burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Good to know, and thanks for the heads-up.
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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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Portosilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the heads up man!
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