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Follower gravator: virus! Option to remove

  1. I pressed on a follower gravator for a blog post and suddenly 2 photos in a blog post became blurry & pixelated in my blog!!!!!

    I noticed the new follower never showed up in my follower, comments alert at top right.

    After that happened there was an automated string of pingbacks. I deleted all these pingbacks immediately.

    I request strongly that wordpress.com give blogger administrator the option to remove a follower which in fact is masking a virus.

    So I had to cover up the followers for several blog posts.

    So it's clicking on a follower gravator that you've never seen before...that's the danger on your blog!

    I normalized my blog post, by deleting the damaged photos, etc.

    The blog I need help with is cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com.

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  3. Sorry, I meant, the person who "liked" my blog post. I appreciate this alert to Wp.com staff, timethief.

  4. I think that may have just been a string of coincidences, I don't see any "virus" activity (we monitor for that 24/7), and there's no way that someone can alter your blog without your password.

    I think they may have been a spam follower, who followed your blog and left a bunch of spam comments, and the image blur was just your browser having a glitch.

    For the image issue, first please make sure that your browser is up to date by visiting http://whatbrowser.org/

    If it is not, please try updating your browser or switching to a different browser.

    If it is, please do these four things:

    1. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/

    2. Make sure that you have third-party cookies enabled: http://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/

    3. Try with all browser extensions or add-ons temporarily disabled.

    4. Try enabling HTTPS: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    Please let us know how each step goes for you, and which browser (and version of) you're using if you're still having trouble.

  5. I use Internet Explorer 10.
    I cleared my browser's cache from time and time.

    I think we're missing something here in the dialogue:

    As soon as I clicked on the pixelated photo at the time, it generated pingbacks for 4 different blog posts of mine.

    And this loop, happened twice within 10 min.

    http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/its-dog-gone-love-trinkets-fashion-and-urban-infrastructure-for-dogs/ This blog post masks the likes gravatars. One of them is shamiantracker and other is in Korean with a photo of a white woman. Both of these gravatars never showed up in my top right list of recent liked alert (or comments).

    The gravatars that I am suspicious are in 9th, 10th one...if you can possibly see on the back end?

    Why would I enable third party cookies?

  6. Sorry about the third-party cookies bit, I should have removed that.

    I don't really see any problems here, and frankly, what you're describing just isn't possible to be connected.

    I believe the Likes and Pingbacks may have been coincidental. Can you give me links to the Pingbacks so I can check?

    Even though the Like button isn't displayed on the post, it can still be Liked through the WordPress.com Reader: https://wordpress.com/#!/read/

  7. I had erased the pingbacks with 5 min. after I discovered them yesterday.

  8. I really hesitate opening up the culprit gravatars to the rest of the world here on the forums.

    So I hope you can see the gravatars on the backend.

  9. I did, I don't see anything wrong there. They liked your post from the WordPress.com Reader.

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