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GeN4 Security+ 1.2 – Release Date: 09/01/11
July 10, 2011

Hello

We have already began on the next version/update of the hottest PTC/GPT script on the market!! Version 1.2 will release on September 1st, 2011. You can pre-order using coupon code: SEPT1 for 20% off your order. This is for new customers only and this promotion is good for only 20 new clients. (Since this is a pre-order for 1.2, you will receive additional time added to your download access which will be equivalent to ordering on 09/01/11 if you order before the launch.  Coupon must be used at time of purchase and this offer is only valid for those who use the coupon above.)

We are also currently working on having the script translated into different languages. So far we have the following planned:
– Italian
– Portuguese

Version 1.2 will include the below:

– Admin
=> Currency of Pound (selectable USD|EUR|GBP)

– Forum
=> Forum infraction system
=> Forum user titles
=> Forum theme system

– Site
=> Ability to manage friends
=> Fixed theme system
=> Payment proof area

More will be added to the above so keep an eye out!!

Thanks
Robert Legoo
PTCPay General Manager

GeN4 Security+ 1.0.6 GPT/PTC/Bux Script Release Successful
December 2, 2010

Hello,

We’ve completed GeN4 Security+ 1.0.6 and it is now available for download and installation. This release brings stability and increases the functionality of the script. You can see the full list at the end of this post. We have also enabled AlertPay and Liberty Reserve for the purchase of the script and add-ons. The current discounted price will not remain much longer. If you’d like to take advantage of this low price, now is the time.

With this release also comes the GeN4 Security+ Advanced Bot System. See the features of it below.

Advanced Bot System Features:
– Make different bot types with different behaviors.
– You are in full control of how often the bots click, how many ads they click and when they stop clicking.
– Get detailed email reports about bot behavior and statistics.
– Detailed statistics and charts are available in the admin area to show you how many bots you have sold, what your income/expenses from them are and how much profit/loss you have generated from them.

1.0.6 Feature List:

Admin Area
—————–
– Added ability to send a welcome email to new members and customizable message/subject
– Added forum moderation section on admin area homepage which shows pending moderation/links to moderation page
– Added forum moderation panel which allows admins to moderate forum from admin area
– Added forum achievements area which displays progress made as a member participates
– Added ability to edit the Terms of Service from the admin area
– Added ability to edit the privacy Policy from the admin area
– Added ability to edit the FAQ from the admin area
– Added ability to edit the Refund Policy from the admin area
– Added ability to set the max cashout for a standard member
– Added ability to set the max cashout for an upgraded member
– Added pagination to the admin log
– Added option to choose cookie timeout time for referral link

Forum Area
—————–
– Added display of forum achievements
– Added breadcrumb to show what forum is being posted in

Themes Area
—————–
– Added option to show the username for rented referrals
– Added option to show last active for rented referrals
– Added displaying of pioneer discount percentage and price
– Added coding to show/hide the username for rented referrals
– Added coding to show/hide last active for rented referrals
– Added referral link cookie settings code
– Added display of minimum age if it is set on register page
– FAQ text can be edited now through the the admin control panel
– Privacy Policy text can be edited through the admin control panel
– Refund Policy text can be edited through the admin control panel
– Terms of Service text can be edited through the admin control panel

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 Secure+ (1.0.5) GPT/PTC/Bux Script Released
November 9, 2010

Hello,

I’ve been analyzing this industry and realized what it needed is improved security. Scripts right now try and protect themselves, but ultimately, they fail. This costs the owners of the sites thousands of dollars. I envisioned a GPT system that was hack proof, solid, and reliable. This vision is now reality.

We’re proud to announce the release of GeN4 1.0.5 later today, which we’ve named GeN4 Security+. This release implements our exclusive advanced security system that we just finished stress testing. There is no other security system in any GPT script(maybe any commercial script) that is this sophisticated and intelligent. It’s time for a change. It’s time for the scripts to fight back.

What our Security+ system does:
-Automated complete banning(user name, email, hostname, etc.) of anyone that even attempts to exploit your site.
-Automated banning of vulnerability scanners.
-Automated banning if anyone tries SQL, XSS, HTML, JavaScript, Tamper Data, or any other type of injection.
-Automated banning of anyone attempting to cheat the system
-Completely configurable from your admin area.
-See everything the system does. You can see who the system banned, when, why, what they tried, etc.
-This system gives you peace of mind about your site security and frees up your time so you can make more money.

In short, every query of the script is passed through this system, thoroughly checked, and than processed. We also optimized this system so that it hardly uses any of your server resources. In fact, it had the surprising ability to speed up queries much of the time.

That’s not all, for this release we’ve also:
=============================
-Checked every script query and transaction for vulnerability. Fixed and rewrote any possible exploits.
-Rewrote our rented referral system to make it completely reliable.
-Improved the proxy security and added database logging for events.
-Fixed all bugs and issues reported by sites running GeN4. The script is performing perfectly on sites with over 50,000 users.
-Modified the default CAPTCHA system to be more secure and configurable.
-Improved and secured the built in forum.
-Added more filtering options for all advertisement types, payments, and users.
-Rewrote default text and tooltips to better fit a GPT site.

Those are the major additions, many other small changes have been made to increase usability and improve functionality. As usual, this upgrade is free for our customers.

Changes:

MODIFIED:

//////////////////////////
ROOT
//////////////////////////

CHANGED
{
root/*.php
– Fixed preloaders to inlclude new security system.

root/banned_chk.php ->
– Added displaying of reason and fixed style

root/image.php
– Made default captcha more secure and difficult to bypass.

}

LIB

CHANGED
{
lib/lib_functions.php
– fixed hidestatus on registration.

lib/configuration.php
– added code related to lib_security
}

ADDED
{
lib/lib_security.php
– added totally new security system for filtering inputs & suspending users.
}

DELETED
{
flood.php
– obsolete
}

//////////////////////////
THEMES/GEN4
//////////////////////////

CHANGED
{
themes/GeN4/*.php
– Replaced filter system
– secured all user input through lib_security

themes/GeN4/ads.php
– added displaying of minimum ads required to click

themes/GeN4/cmp.php
– fixed bug with vacation mode and sites with no minimum click requirements.

themes/GeN4/index.php
– added BBCode to news,
– fixed slashes in news.
– added encrypted referral link

themes/GeN4/Register.php
– added encrypted referral link option.
– fixed IE terms of agreement bug.
– fixed slashes in news.

themes/GeN4/Login.php
– added another ip check for proxies.

themes/GeN4/prefs.php
– Fixed issue with data not being displayed after submit,
– Disallowed usage of referral links in profile page.

themes/GeN4/Banners.php
– added encrypted referral link option

themes/GeN4/acc.php
– fixed broken tags & injection holes.

themes/GeN4/advpanel.php
– fixed broken tags & injection holes

themes/GeN4/contact.php
– Fixed javascript issues in ie.

themes/GeN4/f_prefs.php
– Fixed javascript issues in ie.

themes/GeN4/dreferrals.php
– Fixed major injection holes added more security checks.

themes/GeN4/rreferrals.php
– Fixed major injection holes added more security checks.
– fixed bug with graphs not being displayed correctly.

themes/GeN4/t.php
– improved flood filter.
}

DELETED
{
flood.php
– obsolete
}

//////////////////////////
FORUM
//////////////////////////

CHANGED
{
forum/*.php
– Replaced filter system.
– fixed issue with slashes being displayed
– added option to filter out referral links.

forum/bb.php
– completely redone BBcode system.

forum/add_reply.php
– added maxmimum message length setting.

forum/view_topic.php
– fixed bug with users being able to ban themselves.
– added maximum message length setting.
– fixed possible security hole.

forum/header.php
– added security against exploiters.
forum/index.php
– added bold name for users.
– added displaying of pending approved items for moderators.
– added system for admin to move around subcategories.
– fixed bug with online users.

forum/moderator.php
– fixed bug where moderator panel would not show up if post approval was disabled.

forum/deletetopic.php
– fixed bug with post count on deletion.

forum/header.php
– improved flood filter.
}

//////////////////////////
ADMIN
//////////////////////////

CHANGED
{
/*.php
– replaced links with icons

admin/pre/forum.php
– added setting for maximum postlength.
– added option to move around subcategories, categories
– added option to edit category names.
– fixed broken tag.
– added option to filter out referral links.

admin/pre/js.php
– set suspension to use new system,

admin/pre/suspended_users.php
– modified to use the new table.

admin/pre/captchasettings.php
– added advanced settings for default captcha.

admin/pre/js/tooltips.js
– added tooltips for new features.

admin/pre/users.php
– added country flags with countryname tooltips

admin/pre/js/cookmenu.js
– modified menu for new features.

admin/pre/anti_proxy.php
– added option for proxy banning/suspending
– added option for logging proxies to database.

admin/pre/flinks.php / fads.php / manageads.php / banners.php / prepayments.php / ptsu.php / users.php
– added ordering of data

admin/pre/anti_flood.php
– added banning/suspending of flooders.
– added configuration of request time

}

ADDED
{
admin/pre/anti_inject.php
– added backend configuration for new secuirty system.

GeN4 0.92 Stable Release
July 7, 2010

Hello,

GeN4 0.92 has been released and it is stable. This version has been tested thoroughly on live sites for an extended period of time and all issues that popped up were addressed. It also includes many new features that make your site more attractive to members and advertisers. We’ve also added tools to make your administration experience smoother and to give you more control. Below is the feature list for this version. You can download the script from your client areas and upgrade by following the provided instructions.

Admin Area
———-
1) Added page load time (to be displayed on your site footer)
2) Added page load time (to be displayed on your forum footer)
3) Added ability to display the register’s IP on the register page (shows under country name)
4) Fixed problem of cron option getting unselected
5) Added display of note on users part of admin area to display their suspension
6) Added search filter of searching inactive members
7) Added display of last action on users.php
8 ) Added feature called user notes which allows you to make notes on each member
9) Added display of expiration date of a users upgrade if they have one active (edit users area)
10) Fixed problem of pre-existing showing under false pretenses
11) Changed location of manage user rights to security tab
12) Added new function/area, called banned countries, you can now ban countries from your site
13) Added ability to wildcard IP’s (IP banning), with the use of *
14) Fixed skipping of days when page data is updated
15) Fixed mass mailer bug
16) Added ability to disable right click on the site
17) Added ability to disable right click on the forum
18) Added ability to enable anti flood protection – site
19) Added ability to enable anti flood protection – forum
20) Fixed construction check not staying checked
21) Added display of upgraded status or normal on manual cashout page

Forum
———
1) Added display of forum side, page load time
2) Adjusted join date display
3) Added ability for mods to delete posts
4) Added flood protection

Themes
———
1) Fixed skipping of min. second cashout and going to min. third cashout
2) Added display of site side, page load time
3) Added display of total members on site/forum header with stats
4) Added display of total paid out on site/forum header with stats
5) Changed display of cashout date/text on homepage to allow extra characters and prevent odd movement
6) Added security to prevent a user from getting credit for a 5 sec ad
7) Fixed the advertiser balance bugs (tamper data and negative bug)
8 ) Fixed ad package bugs (cold get free clicks with tampered data, also made more secure)
9) Added AlertPay thank you page
10) Fixed the direct ref limit bug (members could get direct referrals without waiting the proper days)
11) Fixed last action bug in rented referrals
12) Fixed missing ref issue
13) Fixed ability you could still recycle with refs_avail was 0
14) Added redirect page for banned countries
15) Added anti bot/anti auto click protection.
16) Fixed sorting of rented referrals on rreferrals.php
17) Added anti-bot/anti-cheat protection
18) Fixed alignment on ad window when viewing ad (now fits all screens)

Public_html
———-
1) Secured bs.php to make it more unreachable via direct linking
2) Changed showing on static banner from refs the user has to the total referrals for sale on the site

Purchase the newest version of the script by visiting http://ptcpay.com/store.

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 0.90 Released
May 23, 2010

GeN4 0.90 is released and ready for download. It has a lot of new features and bug fixes that make it not only the most featured script, but also one of the securest there is. Check it out below . If you want the full change log, it is included with the script download.

*****FEATURE LIST*****
**********************
Admin Area
———-
1) Added Ability To Ban IP Addresses
2) Added Display Of Sum Of Total Balances In All Members Accounts
3) Added Refund Policy Activation/Deactivation
4) Added Ability To Allow/Not Allow Members To Change Their Email/Payment Email
5) Added Area To Manage All Users Who Have Rights Associated With Their Account
6) Added Display Of Users Email Addresses Who Manually Cashout
7) Added Display Of Users Date/Time They Manually Requested A Cashout
8 ) Added Turning On/Turning Off Forum Signatures
9) Added Referral Protection Which Gives Admins Options On How They Wish To Display Their Members Ref Links
10) Added Additional Information In Edit Users Area Of Users Signup Date/# Of Rented Refs/# Of Direct/Total Number Of Both

Forum Area
———–
1) Added Ability To Use Signatures In The Forum
2) Added 14 New Animated Smilies
3) Added Favicon Coding In Header
4) Added Display Of Refund Policy In Footer

Themes Area
———–
1) Added Display Of Both PayPal/Alertpay Emails Separately
2) Added Display Of Expire Dates Of Upgrades
3) Changed Lottery From Operating Off Of Balances To Operating Off Of Rental Balances

Fixed Bugs
———–
1) Changed Buying Tickets From Main Balance To Rental Balance
2) Paypal/Alertpay – Fixed The Money Sending But Not Adding To Balance Bug
3) Fixed Cheat Check To Prevent False Results On Login Page
4) Fixed The 0 Seconds Of Not Showing On Ads
5) Fixed Direct Referral error message.
6) Fixed The Cron Errors
7) Fixed Picture Not Showing In The Forum
8 ) Fixed SQL Query To Activate Picture
9) Fixed Secure Admin Area White Screen Issue
10) Fixed Upgrade To Cashout Message Error
11) Fixed Upgrade To Rent Message Error
12) Fixed Banners Page Display Link

The bot system has also been improved and it is much more stable.

GeN4 0.80 Completed
April 28, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Version 0.80 of GeN4 is now completed. Issues that have been reported have been addressed, new features added, new security implemented, and the script organization has also been improved. This version has been thoroughly tested.

Some great features have been added, including static banner, admin area security, and more.

As usual, our customers can find complete change log notes included in this update, as well as instructions for updating their websites.

Thank you for your patience and help.

PTCPay.Com

GeN4 0.70 Released
April 13, 2010

Hello Everyone,

We had planned to release GeN4 0.60.2 and release 0.70 later, but instead we decided it would be better for the customers to receive 0.70. This version of the script is to be considered close to perfect, issues that have been reported have been addressed, new features added, new security implemented, and the script organization has also been improved. This version has been thoroughly tested and thus should be very close to bug free, if not bug free.

Some great features have been added, including maintenance mode for your website , easily changing site logo , website statistics that can be enabled/disabled, and your site’s ranking at a glance. All new functions are fully implemented in the admin area.

As usual, our customers can find complete change log notes included in this update, as well as instructions for updating their websites.

Thank you for your patience and help.

PTCPay.Com

GeN4 0.60 Released
April 2, 2010

Hello,

GeN4 0.60 is now completed. The new release addresses many issues and adds much improved security. Current customers can now download it from their client area. Included are upgrade instructions and the full Change log.

We have also updated the bot system to fix issues encountered by some customers.

Ordering the script is now enabled at http://ptcpay.com/store.

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 0.50 Released- GeN4 is now Stable
March 26, 2010

Hello,

GeN4 0.50 is now completed, and GeN4 is now out of beta and into the Stable stage. This means we believe you can safely run a site with the script in this state.

The new release addresses many issues and adds much improved security. Current customers can now download it from their client area. Included are upgrade instructions and the full Change log.

Below are the important updates:

- suspend all cheaters with the ref bug.
- added many security checks.
- fixed some messages not showing.
- added security against SQL injections and hacking attempts.
- cleaned up the input boxes.
- secured the currency system.
- fixed the referral issues.
- fixed AlertPay issues.
- fixed the payment title when paying with PayPal for banners.
- fixed the last action bug.
- added an error message when ad limit is reached.
- added ad limit check.
- removed the no ref messages when you have referrals.
- fixed the counter.
- fixed the premium message, now only show premium only ads and not standard and upgrade combined.
- fixed the add advertiser balance in ie8
- support tickets minimum length added.
- fixed not updating fields correctly.
- added some extra text to refs available.
- optimized cron setup.
- added ability to disable register page.
- fixed the pp total paid stat
- added disable site function
-added SQL injection filters
- added function to view sent ticket IP addresses.
- added function to select all tickets for deletion.
-optimized licensing to eliminate downtime.

You can purchase GeN4 by visiting our store at http://ptcpay.com/store/. To celebrate the release of the first Stable version, you can use the coupon Stable0.50 for 5% off.

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

GeN4 0.40 Released
March 4, 2010

GeN4 PTC Script 0.40 is now completed. This release fixes bugs and stability issues. Our customers can find this download in their client areas, included is an automated upgrading system and instructions. We have also completed a converter from GeN3 to GeN4 which is included.

Thanks to everyone who helped us find issues.

Change Log:

fixed theme problem in cks.php
fixed jackpots in menu.php
fixed megajackpot *100 error in /admin/jackpotsettings.php
fixed alertpay_ipn.php and paypal_ipn.php

fixed free recycle, free renewal, buy refs in buyrefs.php
fixed advertise with gen4 not changing in index.php
fixed minimum ads to maximum ads in buyupg.php
fixed availability in buyrefs.php
fixed division error in register.php
fixed delete upg in admin panel(forum) in admin/users.php
fixed tooltip messages in cashoutsettings file in admin/js/tooltip.js
fixed refresh page when ad viewed in ads.php, cmp.php
fixed Create new advertisement in /admin/newad.php
fixed renew prices for a few values in admin/referralsettings.php

You can purchase GeN4 from http://ptcpay.com/store/.

Thank you,
PTCPay.Com

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