WebGrab+Plus
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WebGrab+Plus is a multi-site incremental xmltv epg grabber. It collects tv-program guide data from selected tvguide sites for your favourite channels.

Article
09/06/2018

Dear users of Webgrab+Plus and visitors of this website

around May 20 this website was attacked by a trojan horse exploiting a backdoor in our web platform Drupal. Too late we were informed about this vulnerability of Drupal. See https://www.drupal.org/docs/develop/security/your-drupal-site-got-hacked... . The consequences were fatal. The trojan was able to invite 16 viruses at the moment we (Paul in fact) started to investigate cause and remedy.

Visitors of this website around and shortly after that date were redirected to obscure and mostly fake websites some of them with click bait buttons or other tricks to lure visitors into malware.
For some time Paul tried to clean the website with a regular virusscanner. It appeared not very effective, the trojan fought back by reinstalling the viruses we just removed and installing new ones. At some point there were 100 or more infected files? Shortly after, on May 22, when it became clear that the site could not be kept online, we decided to shutdown and issue 'website on maintenance'.

That was nearly the final...

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Article
31/12/2017

Another year has nearly passed. Today is is good moment to wish our team members, supporters and users all the best for the coming year.
Lets start with the positive facts:
- WG++, short for WebGrab+Plus, continues to be very popular worldwide. Without doubt the most versatile and most used EPG grabber in the world. It grabs epg data from more than 500 sites in 88 countries. And .. it is an integral part of several third party PVR systems.

What happened in 2017, some highlights:
- This website is visited by around 500 users daily, totaling to about 200.000!
- Nearly 80.000 downloads of the program and the siteini's
- More than 140 SiteIni updates were completed in 2017.
- 2 Major and 12 Beta releases of the program
- new improved installer with V2.0
- About 3300 registered users

Support and maintenance:
A small group of 'super-users' has taken the daily task to assist troubled users and develope necessary SiteIni updates. I like to mention and thank the most prominent and active 'super-users' by name :...

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Program Release
28/09/2017

-  fixed    : index_title is selected if detail_title fails with no value
-  fixed    : url_mdb_p7 and url_mdb_p8 were missing in ScrubOperations
- Postprocess 2.06:
 - in progress    : implementing the xmltv attributes , using the xmltv class
 - fixed              : matching with totals (St, Et and Pt) in xmltv episode-num failed
 - optimized      : scrub of the mdbepisodenumlist
 - fixed              : due to operations done several times in the various scopes
   elements can get multiple duplicate values

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Program Release
19/09/2017

-  update : new tzdatabase based on tzdata2017b (again)
-  fixed    : set(type=run) error in path composition in linux
-  fixed    : previous elements were not properly implemented in class Times

 

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Program Release
30/08/2017

- The main reason for this beta is the upgrade to .NET Framework 4.7 That solves the problem for a number of sites for which, in Windows, httpWebRequest failed with a send error. ​These sites (e.g. primo.eu , horizon.tv and tv.nu) can now be grabbed without the need of a PHP script.
- Also fixed    : episode values having chars like - , : etc not matched with correct pattern 

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Program Release
27/08/2017

improved : set(type=run) accepts absoluta and relative executable file locations
fixed        : global temp elements no longer overwritten with empty values in subsequent scopes
improved : xmltv attribute name and value extraction (no false names , value may contain ())
fixed        : incomplete debug logging for calculate format conversion operations
improved : set(type=run) looks for the exe to run in the siteini folders
fixed        : country element without value no longer created if only lang attribute
improved : episode pattern matching values St, Et and Pt are now included in the evaluation
fixed        : incorrect error logging episode pattern matching
fixed        : incomplete debug logging for cleanup operations

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