Blog ≫ 2003 ≫ Is this a virus?

Spotted a few of these in the logs, seems to be someone legitimately requesting a page, and then their browser is scanning the server for some other stuff, looking for a weakness I guess... so why would the browser do this? Is it a virus, or some sort of hackers plug-in? - - [03/Dec/2003:09:46:46 +0000] "GET /tree/32/ HTTP/1.1" 404 290 "" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; [Windows](/wiki/#windows) NT 5.1)" - - [03/Dec/2003:09:46:46 +0000] "GET /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?UL=1&ACT=4&BUILD=2614&STRMVER=4&CAPREQ=0 HTTP/1.1" 404 301 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; [Windows](/wiki/#windows) NT 5.1)" - - [03/Dec/2003:09:46:46 +0000] "GET /MSOffice/cltreq.asp?UL=1&ACT=4&BUILD=2614&STRMVER=4&CAPREQ=0 HTTP/1.1" 404 301 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; [Windows](/wiki/#windows) NT 5.1)"

I like this idea1, is it a joke or what? It is possible, and clever, and quite cute. Speaking of which, RAH, Belle and Sebastian tonight... before then I have to fix up popex, it keeps toppling over, also show the Barfly promoters around the new band bible, make more progress on the street team manager, and arrange some house viewings for Clare for Friday...

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💬 Belle & Sebastian

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Wed Dec 03 2003

Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe, Kent. Wed to Clare + dad to two, I'm a full-stack web engineer, + I do js / nodejs, some ruby, python, php ect ect. I like pubs, running, eating, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.