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This has never happened to me before and not sure what to do now. I just happened to look at a site that I built a couple of years ago. I haven't heard from the owner in a while but was just checking on some sites. Seems to me that I had used a toggle type script probably from Dynamic Drive. I used to go there a fair amount. So it looks like everywhere I had the script now has an image (no link) but says Click and discover Imageshack. What can I do now? Here is the link..





[We do not like active links, it tends to send spammers and bots to the sites, cheers!  - LSW]

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I'm sorry for my abcense after you kindly replied to me. This is still an issue but I had it on the back burner. I need to get on it and resolve it I suppose. Not sure the client even is aware of it. Obviously not. 

No Stefan this is not Wordpress, nor any CMS. As I said, this has not happened to me before, do you think this is up to me to fix the site for this client for free or is it something I can charge them for my time on this? 



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Just a quick response... looking at the source code of the page, down in the bottom in the script is this line:

bobexample.setStatus('<img src="http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5553/opencq8.png" /> ', '<img src="http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7718/closedy2.png" /> ')

That's the line that adds the image. Personally, I don't think this is a hack or a hijacked site at all... I think this is more likely a link to some sort of arrow image, which (due to the age of the script -- looks like it's from 2007 or so) is no longer available. Rather than displaying some sort of 404 message, ImageShack is replacing that missing image with its own image, as a way of promoting itself. The fix for this is likely either to remove the line above, or to change the src's to your own open/closed images.

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