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Start.exe User Agent?
from fdcservers.net
incrediBILL

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Msg#: 4477759 posted 7:52 am on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Three hits fdcservers.net in a minute, very bizarre:

67.159.8.164,"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)","/index.html"
67.159.8.164,"start.exe","/index.html"
67.159.8.164,"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)","/index.html"

Is this trying to run a virus or something?

 

dstiles

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Msg#: 4477759 posted 10:21 pm on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

A quick check on ixquick suggests a virus on the host machine (not your server) or an avant browser update thingy or advertising software dumped on a machine or...

Difficult to pin down, really but your log entry above suggests it's a UA of a tool on the visitor's m/c and not an attempt to run software on your server?

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Msg#: 4477759 posted 10:32 pm on Jul 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Since it came from a hosting site, not a residential machine, so I suspect something foul

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Msg#: 4477759 posted 8:03 pm on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Doubtless you're right. Virus of some kind - still a lot of it about. :(

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