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The Ultimate Bot / Spider / Bad User fighter! Stop competitors from scraping your sites. BotBanish will stop bad bots / spiders / users by their behavior and banish them from your websites and forums with little user intervention. Dynamically block bad bot / spiders / bad users from your websites and forums. BotBanish will also help defend against Denial of Service, SQL / PHP injection and remote control attacks. Just install it and forget it! BotBanish will do the rest. BotBanish will automatically discover new bots by their behavior and signatures and block them. Not all bots obey the robot.txt files but we discover and stop them too. BotBanish is your best defense against unwanted traffic.
BotBanish is made to monitor and protect SMF, OpenCart, WordPress and Websites. This Package is currently For SMF running on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP systems (LAMP) ONLY! Visit our website for BotBanish for other systems - https://botbanish.com
What is the BotBanish Firewall Client:
BotBanish Firewall Client is an application that will stop the BOT/Users that are possibly attempting to do harm to your system by performing brute force attacks, creating fake user accounts or probing to find vulnerability on your site. BotBanish also helps to protect against DoS attacks, data mining, bandwidth grabbing and other forms of attacks to your site.
How It Works:
BotBanish will check each access to the system for certain URL phrases that are used to find a way to thwart the system in order to access the system. If BotBanish detects that an access to the system is guilty of searching for vulnerabilities or other harmful activities. BotBanish will modify the .htaccess file with a block entry so that an attack cannot come from that IP Address again. Because some IP Addresses are dynamic; this dynamic approach which can lead to legitimate users being blocked from the system, so it is wise to make known a way of contacting your administrator to unblock an IP Address if a bad BOT/USER changes their IP address and a legitimate users gets the blocked IP Address. In this case the administrator of the hosted site will need to remove the IP address from the BotBanish blacklist. To keep an IP Address from being blocked in the future the IP should be added to the BotBanish whitelist.
BotBanish will automatically create an entry in the SMF error log and also terminate BOTs that are determined to be fake users or that may pose to be a threat to the system. BotBanish will track them until BotBanish determines that they should not have access to your system. The termination process makes it easier for SMF; so that SMF will not have to use up resources to defend against frequent BOT attacks.
BotBanish collects information about which pages are visited and which files get downloaded from your site. You can see these analytics by using selecting 'Analytics' from the BotBanish menu. To get the most out of analytics; you should have the PrettyUrls MOD installed or some other SEO MOD.
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BotBanish WILL ALTER YOUR ROOT .htaccess FILE. BotBanish will backup your .htaccess file on installation.
All Versions Prior to 3.6.00 Have Been Discontinued as of July 29, 2022
To install new version you MUST uninstall old version first. No functionality will be lost if you DO NOT select to delete data on uninstall.