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Old 12 Aug 2013, 16:54
skubaman skubaman is offline
 
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Unhappy Forum attacked by spam - need to delete all data

Hi, just a few hours after installing a new Vb 4.2.1 it was attacked by spam bots. It now has thousands of users, which I have deleted. But it also has over 50k spam threads. Can't figure out a quick way to delete all of them. I tried deleting the entire forum but it keeps quitting on me.

I have already disabled the forum as well, but somehow there is traffic trying to access pages and it's tripping my server. I keep loosing mysql and other server services with the attacks.

Any suggestion on how to best deal with this?

Thanks so much
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Old 12 Aug 2013, 17:01
snakes1100 snakes1100 is offline
 
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Just delete the forum that the posts are in or use the post prune tool in the admincp
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Old 12 Aug 2013, 18:28
skubaman skubaman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snakes1100 View Post
Just delete the forum that the posts are in or use the post prune tool in the admincp
When I try to delete the forum it runs runs runs and quits without deleting it. Also I can't prune, because prune form forces me to search threads by username.

Isn't there any way to delete all threads?

Thanks
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Old 12 Aug 2013, 18:34
snakes1100 snakes1100 is offline
 
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The two ways in my previous post are how you can mass delete threads/posts.

If it "runs runs runs", thats a issue with your server, not the forums itself.

The prune feature does NOT force you to search by user, you need to use the correct prune feature, which is under "Thread & Posts" --> prune
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