I have a vb.net website and in the website I've also a WordPress blog website. I'm getting unknown URL in my log file which do not exist in the website. I logged in to Google Webmaster Tools and there were no errors reported.

My website is http://example.com (vb.net) and http://example.com/blog (WordPress)

All URLs like below:

  • example.com/dxyylc/md5.php
  • example.com/xmlrpc.php
  • example.com/wp-login.php?action=register
  • example.com/plus/backup.php
  • example.com/plus/top.php
  • example.com/plus/myjs.php
  • example.com/xiaolei.php
  • example.com/plus/xsvip.php

Any idea why this page is getting constant traffic though? I'm getting 300 or more error URLs on daily basis. How can I solve this?

  • Someone may have a better answer, but I suspect someone probing your site for vulnerabilities.
    – Steve
    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:47

1 Answer 1


The first step is to ensure these URLs do absolutely not exist on your domain. Check your FTP now to make sure of this.

Once you are certain that these files don't exist, then you can safely ignore these entries in your logs. Because in that case they are the result of bots that are trying to find vulnerabilities in your website.

The URLs you're seeing (such as /plus/xsvip.php or /dxyylc/md5.php) probably contained security issues in the past that allowed hackers to gain access in some way. If none of these files are found on your server, the bots will just be served a 404 error and be on their way again.

  • Some file are exist but some files are not. like below both files exist but with different url example.com/xmlrpc.php should be example.com/blog/xmlrpc.php example.com/wp-login.php?action=register should be example.com/blog/wp-login.php?action=register Jul 5, 2017 at 9:34
  • Then it's logical for the ones that exist to appear in the access logs. For the ones that don't exist, that will be the bots looking for vulnerabilities as I mentioned in my answer. Jul 5, 2017 at 9:37
  • I have printed Uesr IP with Error URL in my logs and checked that IP here tools.tracemyip.org/search--ip/list but all IP are not of google bot. Jul 5, 2017 at 9:42
  • These 'bots' that I referred to aren't bots from Google, they are other bots. Those 'bots' are basically just scripts that are ran by malicious people that are trying to find ways to hack a website (for instance to deface it, or to steal user credentials). Jul 5, 2017 at 9:55

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