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While trying to move site to 3.6.2 I was prehand crawling in url through Xenu efore making it live

However - found some strange url been crawled by xenu - almost more than 300 url like this

http://localhost/testsite/index.php?option=com_users&view=login&return=L215Y2FydGVzdGZpbmFsL2luZGV4LnBocD9vcHRpb249Y29tX2Vhc3libG9nJmFtcDt2aWV3PWVudHJ5JmFtcDtpZD0yNTgmYW1wO0l0ZW1pZD05MQ==&Itemid=9

http://localhost/testsite/index.php?option=com_users&view=login&return=L215Y2FydGVzdGZpbmFsL2luZGV4LnBocD9vcHRpb249Y29tX2Vhc3libG9nJmFtcDt2aWV3PWVudHJ5JmFtcDtpZD0yNjYmYW1wO0l0ZW1pZD05MQ==&Itemid=9

http://localhost/testsite/index.php?option=com_users&view=login&return=L215Y2FydGVzdGZpbmFsL2luZGV4LnBocD9vcHRpb249Y29tX2Vhc3libG9nJmFtcDt2aWV3PWVudHJ5JmFtcDtpZD0yNjcmYW1wO0l0ZW1pZD05MQ==&Itemid=9

http://localhost/testsite/index.php?option=com_users&view=login&return=L215Y2FydGVzdGZpbmFsL2luZGV4LnBocD9vcHRpb249Y29tX2Vhc3libG9nJmFtcDt2aWV3PWVudHJ5JmFtcDtpZD0yNDAmYW1wO0l0ZW1pZD05MQ==&Itemid=9

Can any one suggest -

1 what are these url generated by com_users

2 Is there any security flaw

3 How to mark them no index

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The return part is telling Joomla which page it should redirect to on success. It is not a security flaw.

In order to prevent Google from indexing this, then, you will need to override the login view and then use setMetaData to set the robots meta tag to noindex, nofollow. Note that Google may take an awful amount of time to de-index those pages, so be patient.

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