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" possible unsafe site " seen in visitor logs

404 found in logs



10:09 am on Sep 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've just seen an exact copy of this old post [webmasterworld.com...]
Unfortunately the issue didn't get resolved so I thought I would try a new post.

I'm seeing a 404 looking for "mysite.com/___possible__unsafe__site__" in my visitor logs?

The site is only a few weeks old and is using basic WorldPay 'buy now' type buttons - all approved etc. by WorldPay.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
I'm guessing my visitor may be running some type of Security package that is creating a 'false positive' perhaps?

Google shows there is lots of this activity going on but I've been unable to find the reason.


8:44 pm on Sep 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Starter question: visitor or visitors? Same IP, same UA, same intangible-something?

Another possibility is that they're looking for an unwanted directory that might have been installed by a previous malign robot, like the occasional requests for /muieblackcat*. (btw, does anyone know what this directory, if it actually existed, would contain? Other than bad news, that is.)

* "Why yes, kind visitor, it's located over here in the room. Make yourself at home."


8:23 am on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi, thanks for the reply.

So far it's just the one visitor - yesterday.
The UA was standard:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB7.1; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729).

They came to the site directly without any referral string etc. and didn't visit any real pages.

A Google for "___possible__unsafe__site__" [google.co.uk...] does show it's popping up quite a lot!

I also contacted the OP in the previous WebmasterWorld post but he didn't find out what it was.


9:01 am on Nov 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I noticed this too, all from one IP address in the 93.107.104.* range, a hitting a few other made-up pages as well. It's probably a bot looking for vulnerabilities or places to spam, that's my best guess.


10:24 am on Nov 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply.

I've just checked my visitor logs and I only had the one occurrence - so I'm pleased to say it didn't turn into a problem for me.

NB. Totally different IP range 135.196.* and they only tried the one address on my site.

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