Chrome v10+ Open the settings on Chrome. Click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the browser to the right. Click settings on the bottom of the menu. A faster way to get there is to press Control+Shift+Delete on a PC, or Shift+Command+Delete on a Mac. From settings, click “Show advanced settings…”. It’s located at the very bottom of the settings section. Scroll to the privacy section and click “Clear browsing data”. Select “Empty the cache”. Uncheck all other options to avoid deleting browser history, cookies and other things you may wish to retain. Change “Obliterate the following items from” to “the beginning of time”. Press “Clear browsing data”. You are done! Chrome v1 – v9 Once your[…]

You probably find out find that your server is being attacked by brute force SSH attacks, port scanning, viruses scanning for the ability to spread, things like that or for some other reason  you want to block a specific IP on your server. In this article, I’ll show you how to block an IP address on Linux server using IPTables. First, I’ll assume you are already using iptables. You can check that using this command line: iptables -V Second, you have to create 2 shell script files in /etc/init.d folder. So go in the folder with cd /etc/init.d and create the first file: vi press “i” paste this script inside #!/bin/bash #blocking iptables /sbin/iptables -A INPUT -s $1 -j DROP #saving iptables /sbin/iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables save the[…]

Hey everybody, We got several requests these days regarding the messages that are automatically displayed in the chat. Some of you probably already know how to edit or disable the messages but we thought we should write a more comprehensive article about it. This feature was added in Build 1505 of AVChat 3 to give the website owner the ability to add info messages, text ads with links or any other announcements in the text chat. In detail The file which stores the messages is rotate_messages.php located in the AVChat 3 installation folder. It is called by AVChat 3 every rotatingMessageTime seconds (option in avc_settings.xml) and it sends to it a GET variable named count which stores the number of times it[…]

These days we faced some annoying spam attacks on our forum and had to take some security measures that will share with everybody here. As first quick measures: 1) You have to ensure that the registration page contains at least a “Questions and answers challenge” and a CAPTCHA code. For those who don’t know, this area can be found in the AdminCP under the menu System->System Settings->Security and Privacy. We used to have re-captcha from Google before, but the bots were still getting in, so we switched to “Are you human PlayThru” to see if something changes. Here’s a graphic of user registrations due the past months where we can notice abuse of users registered:         2)[…]

In case you did not know we currently have an Affiliate Program and offer 25% commission on any sale you refer. How does our Affiliate Program work? You just have to make a simple website or blog (in case you don’t have one yet) and promote our products. You can also use social networks or spread the word in forums or anywhere you see fit. Our best affiliates actually write tutorials that include our products. When a person reads your article, blog post, tutorial or Facebook post follows the affiliate links back to our website AND makes a purchase you will receive a 25% commission on the sale.  Basically, you as a publisher will be rewarded whenever you generate  a sale. Who[…]

“I’d like to know if I can run other Red5 instances on my server, besides the one that AVChat requires.” This is an issue that came recently for some of our existing customers and I thought that we can share this info to everybody.   It happens that you have been using a software that requires Red5 to transmit data and you have installed, for example, Red5 0.9. Good.. Now, after you got an AVChat license, you heard that the only compatible versions of Red5 with the chat software are 0.8 and 1.0 RC1. This made you wonder if you can still use your previous software running on the same Red5 0.9 as before and make a different installation of[…]

Hi there, As you probably already know, our developers are not sleeping 🙂 Just today they finished working at the latest build of AVChat, beta version for a while. Here’s a quick overview of what’s new: Added a new feature that allows users to filter NSFW content Added a new feature that allows users to choose the position of the tab menu (up or down) relative to the textchat area Added a new search feature for users inside a room Improved the media server logs. It now contains logs on users joining/leaving rooms, users getting kicked from rooms, users getting kicked from chat and users getting banned. Added a new feature that allows admin whether or not only unique user[…]

Hello everybody, Over the Internet there will always be someone who might want to harm your website’s activity just for fun or for some material reasons. We’re writing this article in order to help our AVChat customers who are getting spammed. Here are the steps that you can do in order to prevent future incidents. 1. Search for logs and look for his or her IP In case you’re not online while the user is spamming so that you can see his IP in the chat: if someone notifies you by e-mail, you can take a look over the TEXT CHAT TRANSCRIPTS and search for the desired username and find his IP from time to time, you can also take a[…]