I recently checked my logs and found some strange requests to my server. eg
GET /path/Microsoft.XMLHTTP HTTP/1.0 GET /path2/Scripting.FileSystemObject HTTP/1.0
A further check seems to point to some robot doing web site archival. Would a web archival bot execute such requests in the form of commands to archive our site?
For example, if it is from Internet Archive or some library which does archival, would these archival bots actually perform such requests ? I though they would just do spidering or grab the whole website, and not invoke such commands.
var FSO = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
Probably the reason is the bot needs to get everything that it could find, so even ActiveXobjects. Is it logical to think this way?