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I noticed that I seemed to be getting an inordinate number of visitors hitting the 404 page which is strange because I have checked that URLs work. So I looked in the "Page statistics" for the 404 page and found that a browser called Gootkit is responsible for over 40% of the hits on this page. I think it might be very useful to include the browser on the "Investigate user, by IP" page. Seeing this browser alone seems like good-enough reason to ban the IP and a handy Ban button on this page would be a great tool.

Bob
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The Gootkit is a botnet trojan to be avoided. This blog, http://blog.webroot.co…ootkit-code-to-web-pages/, gives a good description of what this thing will do once it gets on your site.

Steve
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Yeah, I read that article and that was the reason I made this post. If we could see which browser visited the page when using "Investigate user, by IP" seeing this browser entry would be a clear sign that the IP needs to be banned.

I'm spending way too much of my time dealing with these issues rather than getting more content posted.

Bob
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