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4:55 am on Aug 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is anybody aware if they have some kinda plug-in or toolbar (maybe even malware), which would allow their bot to attempt to grab pages immediately (a second) following a legitimate visitor request?

Had one today and I've a few recorded from the past.

In the past, my solution was to deny the provider backbone (bot), however today, I denied the supposedly legitimate visitors IP as well (since they are the responsible party with and/or without their knowledge).
8:10 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yes. What was the actual question? :)

There are a variety from a UK/China "site malware checker" to a slew of "accelerators" which try to read the whole website in a second in case their master wants one of the pages. UA? IP?

Brand name checkers are generally run from servers, which are usually blocked?
10:11 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Brand name checkers are generally run from servers, which are usually blocked?


The plagiarism bot ate a 403. I. e., attempted

The question was if Brand Infinity requests are duplicated in the same requests as authentic visitors, and I might add, coming from authentic SE refers (the authentic visitors that is).
2:40 am on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It might be that those users have installed Brand Affinity's "Fantapper" plug-in.
3:05 am on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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It might be that those users have installed Brand Affinity's "Fantapper" plug-in.


Many thanks. I'll continue adding users IP's to deny from when this happens again, and since they added the plug-in willingly.

Now this has be the ultimate activity.

They've had a company in place for a long while that collects fees from clients to prevent plagiarism.

Then they create a plug-in for social media encouraging users to download and plagiarize :)
1:22 pm on Aug 26, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Sort of like a programmer purposely creating buggy code and then charging the client to fix the bugs!
 

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