MSNBot-media is a crawler deployed by Microsoft that was implemented for the MSN search engine. Although www.msn.com still exists, it is now a web portal that uses Microsofts search engine Bing to query the web. The help page for Bing webmasters states that both MSNBot and MSNBot-Media are used for Bing nowadays. For MSNBot it is stated that it: still handles some of our crawling duties. For MSNBot-Media is is stated that: MSNBot-Media is our crawler for images and videos.
The Internet of Bots has evaluated MSNBot against 50 different checkpoints, of which 35 have been confirmed as being positive. These checkpoints evaluate the transparency and occurrence of a bot and don´t necessarily say something about its quality. The BotRank is calculated as [35*2=] 70%. The details of the bot and the BotRank can be seen below. For more information on how the BotRank is made, you can visit the page Botrank.