wilderness - 1:06 pm on Feb 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
My widgets people are a very diverse group, not unlike the the rest of the www.
As webmasters, we learn that some things are simply not possible without the users knowledge.
I've had widget people (whom I've emailed with almost daily), in which I've matched their email IP to website visitor logs harvesting, actually inquire as to why they were denied access to my sites.
When it was explained how they violated my long standing TOS (not even bothering to read) by harvesting, they flatly denied it.
I guess as a lot, webmasters are simply stupid ;)
Peoples your user inherited a machine that had HTTrack pre-installed by the previous owner?
That would be the only real act of innocence that I could imagine.
FWIW, somewhere here, there's a recent thread in one of the forum participants described HTTrack as the first UA he denied back in the 1990s.
If you feel your user is legitimate, suggest a multiple condition mod_rewrite which would deny the visitor when the HTTrack is present in the UA, however allows when another UA is used. It may take some patience and testing to accomplish, however it will hone your skills ;)