Over the last few years we have been randomly hit with "content spammers". This can be a security issue for our community PCs. We at DragonShadow would like to remind you we take no responsibility for any problems that may occur to your PCs if you click these links, but would like to assure you that we work very hard to try to keep these "content spammers" out of our community. However, once in a while one slips through.

We ask, for the safety of your PC and our community, if they slip through and post you DO NOT click any of their links and report to us as soon as you see them. We will remove their post as a high priority.

Knowledge is the best weapon we have against these types of people and I would like to take a few minutes to share some tips.

What are content spammers?

Quote Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spamdexing
Spamdexing (also known as search spam or search engine spam)[1] involves a number of methods, such as repeating unrelated phrases, to manipulate the relevancy or prominence of resources indexed by a search engine, in a manner inconsistent with the purpose of the indexing system.[2][3] Some consider it to be a part of search engine optimization, though there are many search engine optimization methods that improve the quality and appearance of the content of web sites and serve content useful to many users.[4] Search engines use a variety of algorithms to determine relevancy ranking. Some of these include determining whether the search term appears in the META keywords tag, others whether the search term appears in the body text or URL of a web page. Many search engines check for instances of spamdexing and will remove suspect pages from their indexes. Also, people working for a search-engine organization can quickly block the results-listing from entire websites that use spamdexing, perhaps alerted by user complaints of false matches. The rise of spamdexing in the mid-1990s made the leading search engines of the time less useful.
For more info go to the link I provided in the quote. There is more detailed information provided on that page.

What can I do to prevent this from harming my PC?

There are a few things that I would suggest:

1. Do not click a link without knowing if it is safe. If you're not sure, don't click it. It's best if you only click links from trusted sites and/or friends.
2. There is free software out there that can "help" prevent things that can harm your PC. Although it is not a 100% guarantee and you should not put all your faith in these programs. Some common sense is still needed.

I use a few things and I would like to share them with you all.

WoT = Web of trust
WOT is a free Internet security addon for your browser. It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It's easy and it's free.
This is for FireFox browsers and to get it you can go to this link. http://www.mywot.com/

SpyBot S&D = Spybot - Search & Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy is an anti-malware application designed for on-access and on-demand scanning and removal of various kinds of malware, including spyware, adware, hijackers and trojan horses.
This program has a feature that allows you to immunize your system and adds known blacklisted sites to your hosts file to assist you in keeping your PC safer. You can find this program here http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html. I have been using this program for almost 9 years and it is imo one of the best prevention tools I have and always one of the first things installed on my PC other than a good anti-virus program.

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. Keep your privacy online and offline, and make your computer faster and more secure.
This program is handy with some cool cleaning features and it does work. You can find this program here http://www.piriform.com/.

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Now I can't stress enough: these programs are not 100% going to keep your PC safe. They can't beat common sense but they can definitely help! I would also highly recommend you get a good anti-virus as well. There are lots of free ones but you get what you pay for. I use one called Nod32 found here http://www.eset.com/. I can't say enough about this program and although it can be a little pricey I highly recommend it.
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We at DragonShadow report all content spammers along with their IP's to a collective group that its sole purpose is to blacklist as many content spammers as possible. Thus one extra step we taking to ensure our community's safety.