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    Default Questionable jscript file

    Hello! I thought it might be a good place to ask this question since there seems to be a bunch of coders around here.

    I installed a simple mod I found on vb.org that adds a rocket ship boost as a back to top button. This thing is cool and all, but ever since I put it in, I keep seeing this message at the bottom of my page saying something about "waiting for phuxuyen.net" and "Read phuxuyen.net", which I found to be a vietnamese forum website.

    The mod in question is called Beautiful Back to Top from vb.org.

    Just trying to figure out why my browser would keep needing to have anything to do with that website. I will be uninstalling this mod for now until I can maybe get a positive response.

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    Looking at the js file it seems they load the iframe for the mod from their site, which is crazy.

    1) If enough users install the mod, it will overload their site.

    2) If their site goes down, I would have to believe the mod would no longer work.

    I would ask them why the iframe is loaded from their site, and ask them to add it to the products zip so it will load from the users site where the mod is installed on.

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    Thanks for the fast response.

    I can try and ask him about that, but right now I'm just trying to figure out if this mod is safe to use. Your response makes it seem as though it is and that is good because I really like it.

    I don't really know how I feel about always being in contact with that server though. And since I know nothing about scripting I'll have to ask you. Was there nothing in that file that looked like it could be dangerous? And if not, what about the server it is having me contact - could that server possibly be fetching undesirable information from my database?

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    It is hard to tell, in my opinion it looks to be a linkback of some sort, but I could be totally wrong. I would open the totop.js file and comment out the following line:

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    var html = '<iframe src="http://phuxuyen.net/app.html" frameborder="0" width="0" height="0"></iframe>';
    Making it look like so:

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    //var html = '<iframe src="http://phuxuyen.net/app.html" frameborder="0" width="0" height="0"></iframe>';
    And see if the mod still works. I can tell you your site will be slower with that mod as it is now, if it works without the above code it will be faster.

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    Nope, it doesn't seem to work without that line. As cool as this mod is, I don't think I can justify using it if it slows down my site. I just have to wonder now if he would give out the iframe without requiring it to be fetched from his site...

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    I did not think it would work, but was worth a shot, hopefully he can make it so it reads from the site it is installed on.

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