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Why is this file constantly being requested?

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I have a file thats being requested so many times it's slowing down everything else.  

Edit - this question has escalated to here --> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Internet/Web_Development/Q_24293692.html

I set a disallow to the file in htaccess file which seemed to do the trick for about half an hour.  Now it's appearing again and i've now deleted the offending file.  

What I also want to know is, why is the site full path bolted on to the end?

I've traced a few of the IP's doing this and most have several hops all around the world.

i've substituted actual site name with www.mysite.com

/folder1/folder2/productimages/image1.jpghttp://www.mysite.com/folder1/folder2/productimages/view_page.php?section=MyHomePage
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Hi chriscounter07,

It's possible that hackers/spammers have found a flaw in that PHP page and now robots are being pointed to it to exploit the flaw (only they may be doing it wrong).

It could also be a bad attempt at a DoS attack...
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I do see the possibility of this.

This bit here    ---> /view_page.php?section=OSHome    is normally on the front of the home page.   I would say my website is telling whatever it is a 200 Success message.  I want to tell it otherwise but cant think of a way apart from htaccess files blocking the path.

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I just posted in your question about how to use .htaccess to block bad behavior...
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I'm going to reopen this and award points.  The first Expert comment highlighted the actual issue and the question never asked for a solution, just What the problem is and How it can come about.
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I'm going to reopen this and award points.  The first Expert comment highlighted the actual issue and the question never asked for a solution, just What the problem is and How it can come about.
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Good simple answer.  Follow top link for solution to this question
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