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I was notified today that a site I admin is showing up to Internet Explorer users as a phishing website.

Microsoft phishing alert

Of course, it actually is not a phishing website and never has been. Google does not show any problems, and GWT shows me no evidence of malware or phishing or anything else wrong. Nor did a malware scan find anything.

I've also checked the site and it comes up clean with:

I have already submitted it to Microsoft for removal, and Microsoft already notified me that they will be removing it, but what.

What I want to know is how did it get listed in the first place? I am aware that users can submit websites as phishing sites from within IE, but doesn't Microsoft even attempt to verify these submissions? Or is there another way that Microsoft lists sites as phishing websites? How can I prevent my site from being incorrectly listed in the first place?

I was notified today that a site I admin is showing up to Internet Explorer users as a phishing website.

Microsoft phishing alert

Of course, it actually is not a phishing website and never has been. Google does not show any problems, and GWT shows me no evidence of malware or phishing or anything else wrong. Nor did a malware scan find anything.

I have already submitted it for removal, and Microsoft already notified me that they will be removing it, but what I want to know is how did it get listed in the first place? I am aware that users can submit websites as phishing sites from within IE, but doesn't Microsoft even attempt to verify these submissions? Or is there another way that Microsoft lists sites as phishing websites? How can I prevent my site from being incorrectly listed in the first place?

I was notified today that a site I admin is showing up to Internet Explorer users as a phishing website.

Microsoft phishing alert

Of course, it actually is not a phishing website and never has been. GWT shows me no evidence of malware or phishing or anything else wrong. Nor did a malware scan find anything.

I've also checked the site and it comes up clean with:

I have already submitted it to Microsoft for removal, and Microsoft already notified me that they will be removing it.

What I want to know is how did it get listed in the first place? I am aware that users can submit websites as phishing sites from within IE, but doesn't Microsoft even attempt to verify these submissions? Or is there another way that Microsoft lists sites as phishing websites? How can I prevent my site from being incorrectly listed in the first place?

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How does Microsoft determine that a site is a phishing website?

I was notified today that a site I admin is showing up to Internet Explorer users as a phishing website.

Microsoft phishing alert

Of course, it actually is not a phishing website and never has been. Google does not show any problems, and GWT shows me no evidence of malware or phishing or anything else wrong. Nor did a malware scan find anything.

I have already submitted it for removal, and Microsoft already notified me that they will be removing it, but what I want to know is how did it get listed in the first place? I am aware that users can submit websites as phishing sites from within IE, but doesn't Microsoft even attempt to verify these submissions? Or is there another way that Microsoft lists sites as phishing websites? How can I prevent my site from being incorrectly listed in the first place?