I'm having this same problem. I'm getting up to 45,000 records per day created. I updated the browscap.xml file, verified the search engine accounts are in the customer file and are active, and verified the line of code for the browscap.xml file is in the web.config file.
The ip addresses that are causing the problem are:
202.46.48.x through 202.46.58.x
All from China
Is there any help for this yet? I know somebody said you can buy and add on to block specific IP addresses but since this issue is going to affect every single user of NOPcommerce I was hoping there would be a patch or some other fix.
Yes, the patch is planned for 3.90. But for now as a work around I'm using the IPblocker plugin. No other way that i found.
By the way 3.90 is around end of march.. and the IP blocker plugin trial is available for 30 days so.. you just need to live with the problem for 30 more days.. so don't expect much of help coming any sooner than 3.90 release.. ofcourse unless you buy the plugin to remove the 30 days limit..
WCF service don't send information about user-agent. So every request from service create a new empty customer and this is caused by the method SetWorkingCulture in the GlobalAsax.cs.
Andrei, it would be perfect if you add this line:
PS. why set the client culture if you don't know what it is :)
Another solution might be using a DDoS protection, e.g. https://www.cloudflare.com/ddos/. CloudFlare has other several security products which may improve site security and do not take too much time to implement.
PS I do not work for CloudFlare ;-)
Have clean install of 3.9. Store is private and not accessible from the outside (so no bots creating guest accounts). "Delete guests" scheduled task is enabled and by the timestamps seems to be running at the scheduled interval. However, I have 242 guest accounts from all of my testing dated back to installation time. Other scheduled tasks run fine but not the "Delete Guests" task. Running the task manually does not produce and error and increments the last run timestamp but the records remain. :/ Something I am missing here?
Do they have anything in their shopping carts?
Found this thread and found that we have 15 million customers in our customers table. I found that we had the two system customers that were mentioned but noticing we are having around 100k new customers created each day. How do we go about cleaning this up and then trying to stop all the creations? We want bots to crawl our site like googlebot and bingbot but how do we resolve the rest?
We are having issues with our site going up and down and we cant find the exact issue but we are thinking it has to do with a plugin. I noticed the customer reminders plugin from foxnetsoft goes through abandoned carts and product reviews every 15 minutes and we were seeing issues around every 10 to 15 minutes. Wondering if that goes through the customers table?