Edge - 2:07 pm on Mar 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
Mario155 - you're looking for a motive so am I however, I would rather just block and rid of this botnet completely and forever.
From what I have seen of the particular installations they seem to be interested in tracking several ad networks. AdSense did not appear to be in the configuration.
Because of how this bot Browser is configured, I suspect there are many “collateral damage” websites out there. This is a keyword thing…( I think).
Though in view of how this botnet appears to be growing in scale, it could be a malicious attempt of some flavor against publishers and/or advertisers.
It is likely that my keyword competitors are seeing this botnet traffic as well.