ESET KB articles links - "ref=wsf"

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by FanJ, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    Lately I'm seeing links posted to ESET KB articles with extension "ref=wsf".

    Example in: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1960347&postcount=2

    Could we please have those links posted without them?
    What are the pro's and contra's?

    Examples:
    http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2138&ref=wsf
    versus
    http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2138

    or obfuscated to make it more clear:
    hxxp://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2138&ref=wsf
    versus
    hxxp://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2138
     
  2. stackz

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    The '&ref=wsf' is a tag implemented so that ESET can track which KB articles accessed come from Wilders Security links.
     
  3. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    Argh, of course that's it; dumb me! :oops: Sorry! I should have known it :oops:
    Thanks stackz.

    *case closed (as far as I am concerned)*
     
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