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    Getting rid of 'Bigfinder'

    In my website statistics I saw a lot of visits (?) by http://www.bigfinder.de/ , I didn't like the look of it and some research suggests I wasn't wrong to, so I found the ip by two paths, one because it was published in a forum and two because I used a tool to do it here, http://www.selfseo.com/find_ip_address_of_a_website.php , and I banned the ip.
    Trouble is it has been visiting on two url's..the second with a suffix /en/......
    http://www.bigfinder.de/en/, said tool can't find that ip ..what to do?
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    As well as banning by IP you can ban by URL. An IP address can be faked and spammers often change IP. So if you are sure you want to block a site block the domain.

    ## SITE REFERRER BANNING
    RewriteEngine on
    # Options +FollowSymlinks

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} bigfinder\.de [NC]
    RewriteRule .* - [F]

    You only need the "RewriteEngine on" line once in a .htaccess file and so you probably only need to add the last 2 lines to your .htaccess code.
    Croc Hunter MSC :

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    Thanks for this Croc, I'll get on with it as they have turned up again!
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