What the hell is going on..?!? Please help me!

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  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:18:06 1,673 posts
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    OK guys I need to know what the hell is happening here. I'm hoping someone here is knowledgable enough to tell me.

    So, I googled my name (like you do) and found a *ton* of results. Here is the google search. My name is in double quotes and everything. Seriously, 672 web pages have my exact name on it - and I have a pretty unique name.

    Most of the sites are pretty strange. They look like this.

    My name is among thousands all listed between link brackets. WHY?! And more importantly, how the hell do I fix this?

    Can someone help? What has been happening?

    :'(
  • Deleted user 13 June 2010 14:18:57
    What?
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:21:25 1,673 posts
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    Seriously... I don't know what is going on! :(
  • gohda 13 Jun 2010 14:21:55 6,642 posts
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    I don't get it..
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:23:13 1,673 posts
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    But why do these sites have my name?
  • Genji 13 Jun 2010 14:24:24 19,689 posts
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    You got a bit drunk and created 672 socks.
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:24:31 1,673 posts
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    Does anyone know what these sites actually are? Why do they have thousands of names in link brackets? What purpose does it serve? Is there anyway I can get my name taken off them?
  • Nasty 13 Jun 2010 14:25:11 4,747 posts
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    Because the world has 6,697,254,041 people in it.
  • LockeTribal 13 Jun 2010 14:25:24 4,516 posts
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    You're on "The List".
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:25:47 1,673 posts
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    Can anyone actually give me an answer I understand?
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:25:55 1,673 posts
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    :'(
  • laharl80 13 Jun 2010 14:26:04 210 posts
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    Maybe some dodgy monkey porn site you've subscribed to has passed your details on to these other sites.
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 14:27:32 1,673 posts
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  • Paperghost 13 Jun 2010 14:27:55 1,702 posts
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    DO NOT VISIT any of the sites listed in google or anywhere else if you're a little unsure about your PC security. a large slice of them are pushing rogue antivirus, or browser exploits along with the more commonplace spam / viagra junk.

    unfortunately scumbags have harvested your name from somewhere (of course, it could just be coincidence) and used it for their endless spamposting across forums and linkdumps. they needed a name to go with the postings, and yours is it. there really isn't a great deal you can do about it.
  • heyyo 13 Jun 2010 14:30:55 14,373 posts
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    Change your name.
  • Paperghost 13 Jun 2010 14:31:41 1,702 posts
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    your friends would only be responsible if they've fired up something like XRumer, entered your name into the "spam the world with this" fields then posted those messages across the web pointing to sites they've not only created but also hijacked with malicious files.

    trust me, it ain't your friends. in time, the spam results will fade from search (as the sites either get cleaned up or go offline), but for the moment you might want to advise relatives not to google you.

    / edit - yep, could well be facebook if you have it indexed in google and / or your name is searchable. they've grabbed it from somewhere and FB is a good place to start.
  • Deleted user 13 June 2010 14:32:38
    change your name to w9gfo and see what happens
  • Deleted user 13 June 2010 14:49:28
    Maybe it's because there are other people called "Brynn McCullagh" in the world that have done something.
  • convercide 13 Jun 2010 14:56:21 6,045 posts
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    Micro_Explosion. wrote:
    Maybe it's because there are other people called "Brynn McCullagh" in the world that have done something.

    This, your name isn't unique y'know...

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • Deleted user 13 June 2010 15:27:54
    Another explanation is that trawler bots picked up your name from some other site and added it into the colossal list of keywords they use for adware sites.
  • Deckard1 13 Jun 2010 15:28:35 28,244 posts
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    It sounds to me like you may have AIDS.

    Wash your balls in the sink and it should clear right up.
  • HoriZon 13 Jun 2010 15:31:58 13,557 posts
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    convercide wrote:
    Micro_Explosion. wrote:
    Maybe it's because there are other people called "Brynn McCullagh" in the world that have done something.

    This, your name isn't unique y'know...

    My mum and dad always said i was unique :/

    Suing my parents!

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Jackface 13 Jun 2010 16:13:55 3,736 posts
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    Seriously, you're Brynn McCullagh?

    Dude, everyone knows who you are on the net, you're like one of the worlds oldest memes!
  • L42yB 13 Jun 2010 18:00:06 1,673 posts
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    I will give 50 to anyone who can find another person on this planet who's name is (legally) Brynn McCullagh.

    And it does not count if they have changed their name or been born after this date :p
  • Lexx87 13 Jun 2010 18:04:12 20,863 posts
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    Lmao 642?

    My name has 1 half million webpages :p

    OH MY GOD THEY ARE AFTER ME.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • heyyo 13 Jun 2010 18:06:55 14,373 posts
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    About 962,000 results (0.15 seconds)

    can i haz unique too?
  • ResidentKnievel 13 Jun 2010 18:35:49 6,216 posts
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    My name has 2 results, used to be 0.

    I win.

    [code]Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Unlike yourself, I don't have a weird obsession with any platform.[/code]

  • ryohazuki1983 14 Jun 2010 17:30:19 735 posts
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    L42yB wrote:
    I will give 50 to anyone who can find another person on this planet who's name is (legally) Brynn McCullagh.

    And it does not count if they have changed their name or been born after this date :p

    Hey dude I used to work with a guy called Brynn McCullagh so unless your him then you owe me 50 ;)

    Did you work at VMC/SDL?

  • glaeken 14 Jun 2010 17:34:05 11,197 posts
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    Dam there are 8,350,000 results for my name. Game over man.
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