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[Resolved] LOTS of alerts!

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  • @cherylcope
    This thread is related http://wordpress.org/support/topic/found-malicious-user-agent
    Robots: You have a VIRTUAL robots.txt created by WordPress when requested, which is why you can’t find it server side.

    The virtual robots.txt is very basic however – here’s the content

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/
    Sitemap: http://www.cherylcope.com/sitemap.xml.gz

    I always upload a custom physical robots.txt file for WordPress to the root folder. Here’s a basic guide to upload the file to your site. There’s also a basic robots.txt file for WordPress you can download and use at that link

    Robots.txt is there to tell web spiders what they should not crawl / what they may crawl. Bots that don’t read this file before crawling the site, or crawl disallowed files and folders are known as rule breakers.

    “Should I be doing something to clean up my site”

    OSE Firewall is stopping external requests. Looks like it’s doing it’s job 🙂
    Requests for odd looking files you don’t have may be hacker bots or hackers looking for vulnerabilities – If those files don’t exist, your site is probably OK. Or could be backlinks with typing errors…
    If in doubt, use a malware/vulnerability scan plugin to check, or get a security specialist to examine the site.

    Plugin Author osexcel

    @osexcel

    Hi Mike

    We see that your website is showing a 403 error, please double check it, if this is caused by OSE Firewall, please send us a ticket here:

    https://www.protect-website.com/contact-us/

    Best wishes
    ProWeb Team

    It was probably while I was doing some work on the site. Should be OK now
    Thanks for Heads-up

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