Is there a way in webreporter to distinguish a user downloading a file versus IE downloading a file. We are trying to find out if someone is downloading file directly but I can't distinguish between a user downloading and the normal IE downloading of files.
If you are using Web Reporter version 5.1.0 or newer, you could see if the browser type or version is available (populated from the user-agent data) assuming that the data was provided in the access log. However, this is far from perfect because the user-agent can be modified by a clever user. For example, wget can be configured to pass Firefox as their user-agent, and Firefox can be configured to pass IE 6 as it's user agent, etc. Unfortunately from a proxy/gateway level, they can log what the client passes for their user-agent string, but there is nothing they can do to validate this.