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Why would a residential or consumer IP be flagged as a bot?

If you see that an IP address from a residential ISP such as Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, etc. is flagged as a bot, it generally means one of two things:

1. The user is using software to generate fake clicks, or

2. Their device is infected with some type of malware and is currently part of a “botnet.”

If you want us to take a look at a particular IP, just reach out with the details and we’ll be happy to take a closer look.

Article 742 Last updated: 08/01/2021 11:15:11 AM