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'Malware' is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other ...

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How can I tell what malware Google has identified on my site?

A few days ago, Google flagged my site as containing malware. When visiting my site through Chrome, I am greeted with this cheery message: I found instructions from Google saying that I should use ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I am trying to solve an issue with my website already for some time but without any luck. Google has detected somewhere in my website harmful content (Malware). But the problem is, I could not find ...
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Which tools do you use as malware scan for your site files? [closed]

my non-wordpress site has been attacked by malware. I want to let scan zipped version off all files but I don't know any tools able to do that. For Wordpress I use Wordfence plugin. Wordfence ...
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How to remove malware that is always coming back? [closed]

From past few days, I am facing malware issue on my 3 blogs. This is happening because of this script: <script src='https://blue.traffictrade.life/main.js' type='text/javascript'></script>...
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How could viruses/malware launch from websites in user environment? [closed]

I'm familiar with web frontend only superficially. However I'm wondering how is it possible to inject virus on the web site and cause it to run in the user environment (PC) only by visiting specific ...
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Google searched links (to a site I administer) are redirecting users to fake websites

I'm quite stumped here as I am not an expert when it comes to scripts.. Some users, searching for a product which my website provides, get presented with genuine links such as "https://www.brewcraft....
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Bing webmaster tools malware history [duplicate]

I received a warning in Bing webmaster tools that one of my site pages was infected with malware. this message was delivered several days ago, and unfortunately I only was informed of it today. ...
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Removing malware warning from website

Our site had this warning The Site ahead contains Malware Warning. We created brand new site on different server on a completely different hosting and the pointed the domain to the new server. ...
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Google Tag Manager malware warning caused by tracking pixel from our safe domain

I send my tracking pixel code to a client that uses Google Tag Manager (GTM). Once he added the pixel as a custom HTML he got a malware warning after a few hours. We already have a link with the same ...
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What to do about website users with malware?

I have a website I host that uses jquery hosted with google cdn from https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.4/jquery.min.js One of my users is complaining the site doesnt work for them. I ...
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How do you tell what Bing is detecting as malware on a page?

Bing Webmaster Tools started flagging some of my pages as infected with malware. Despite my best efforts, I have been unable to figure out what the problem might be. The "help" message about the ...
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Has my website got a virus?

Building a website for a customer and as I sent him a link on Skype to the new page, he said he got alerted of a trojan virus. He clicked on the link on Skype and it opened in IE, he sent me a ...
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What to do with unwanted URLs that link to my website?

A few days ago, my site was affected by malware. There were lot of URLs that linked to my site and the malware used to redirect to some place. I have gotten rid of all the malware, but still there are ...
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A site with a directory of thousands of links can get blacklisted by Google for one link to a site with malware

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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Google search console reports gymweb.it malware detected, but I can't find any trace of it on my site

I have a site that keeps getting flagged by Google as containing malware of some sort. Report here We've used a site ripper and downloaded the HTML/Images/CSS/JS and then searched for the term gymweb....
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Customer website got blacklisted by Google as Malware

Unfortunately recently a customer's website has been reported as Suspicious by Google and blacklisted, Google webmaster tools does not show any information on the infection or when it was detected, it ...
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Recurring Reports of XXX-PopUps on a regular Website

We are puzzled about a very weird incident. There is a website our company runs: Now, every couple months, we get reports that clicking the menu opens XXX-popups. This is really weird, because … We ...
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website got blacklisted by google and most of the anti virus company [closed]

i just scan my website by sitecheck.sucuri.net Status: Site Potentially Harmful. Immediate Action is Required. Web Trust: Blacklisted (10 Blacklists Checked): Indicates that a major security company ...
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What is infecting these networks between 10/25/15 and 11/1/15?

Just noticed a fancy new graphical threat dashboard in the Google malware scan systems. There seems to be a cleanup then subsequent spike in infected sites across various [less-than-high-quality] ...
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How to respond to maliciously spoofed site? [duplicate]

I recently stumbled into a spoofed version of StackOverflow and reported it to Google, SO and posted this question on SO Meta. Almost two weeks later that offending site is still up and serving awful ...
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Is SiteLock really beneficial in protecting medium sized websites (1k pages)? [closed]

My sites are hosted at a shared server at HostGator who have recently started sneakily pushing their customers to subscribe to SiteLock. I have a few client sites, and a sizable Wordpress site (1k+ ...
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removing a malware on my website [duplicate]

After a longer period of time, I went to visit one of my sites, tasmamiandevilz and a security alert popped up. Never happened to me before, so I did some Googling.. and apparently the sso.anbtr.com ...
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Google Webmaster Tool says I have malware, but it doesn't show the urls

So, I have a website hosting various freeware software for Windows (all clean): GWT says I have malware but it doesn't report any records: I have already tried to submit a "request a review" but each ...
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Google Chrome blocking downloads from my site

Google Chrome has started to block downloads from my website. I get MyApplication.application may harm your browsing experience, so Chrome has blocked it. The files on the website are clickonce ...
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A domain I'm want to register is listed “malicious” — should I be worried?

I've found an interesting domain name that I'm considering about getting, did a Google search, and one of the results on the first page appears to suggest that the former site at the domain name might ...
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Hacked Sites duplicating website & Google seeing wrong cache

Noticed a severe drop in organic rankings and traffic, after investigating what might have been the cause we have found 3 websites that have duplicated the site within their domains. When you click on ...
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Adblock Plus blocking a lot of ads on webpages that don't even have ads?

I was just checking my own website and noticed that Adblock Plus v1.9 blocked 13 ads on one of my pages and another 4 on one other. This is interesting to me because I have no ads on my site. I'm ...
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Firefox accusing me of distributing malware on my site

I noticed that Firefox has decided to block some EXE installers from my site, showing a label Blocked: May contain virus or spyware. I right-click the file, select Unblock, and this message is shown ...
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WordPress site hacked, recovered but Google still has hacked page description [duplicate]

My website got hacked recently and recovered it. It was populating casino ads on my website. There were virtually made URLs where casino pages were displayed. I suspected the code came through a ...
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What are these strange Speed_Bump requests in my logs? Malware, nuisance, nothing?

I've recently noticed a number of garbage requests coming into a website that I run. They look like so: 2015-02-19 13:54:27.272 /notify-Speed_Bump?aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zaGFya2FseXRpY3MuY29tLw== 2015-02-19 ...
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Host Pappa is deleting all my data and websites because it found malware. Isn't there anything I can do?

I am in South Africa, and Host Pappa has been hosting my domains, sub domains, and emails now for about 6 months. I received an email from support Host Pappa that they found malware on my account. ...
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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. Of course, it actually is not a phishing website and never has been. GWT shows me no evidence ...
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Google result “this site may be hacked” unable to request site review from Webmaster Tools

My client has a site that was recently hacked. It was affecting their Google search result with a link in their result saying, "this site may be hacked." I had sucuri.net fix their hacked site, now ...
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What malware inserts a .htaccess redirect to Adf.ly?

I am hosting a few websites for customers, and a bunch of them have been hacked today. The hack consists of a simple .htaccess file that redirects to adf.ly. This is the second time I have been ...
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Website pages being generated with mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net; adware / malware?

I have been getting crawl errors on Google Adsense on a number of pages, all ending in a peculiar suffix "mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net". For example http://my-website.com/mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net http://...
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Using Information from Log File to Combat Spam

I'm dealing with a site (not Wordpress, nor any other CMS) that was previously hacked and at that time I had found a php file in the images directory that was being used to generate spam from the site....
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How to scan files for malware as they are uploaded to the website?

My website got hacked, and I was able to locate the bad scripts the hacker entered and remove them. I am aware that there are services available to scan your site for malware. I was wondering if ...
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How to inspect if flash banner does not spread malware or is harmful to site visitors? [closed]

I would like to take a third party ad - flash banner on my site, I can place it as an iframe (to show a page with the banner, hosted on other domain), or I can host it myself. I have seen, when ...
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Securing webserver from spam/phishing/malware - beyond RBLs?

We offer a service that requires URLs from our domain to be linked to external URLs. About ten years ago, we discovered that this functionality can be abused by miscreants -- to link to malicious ...
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Sophos is blocking my site - how do I remove it from their list?

I've had a call from a client who says a visitor cannot access their site as a virus protection program called Sophos is blocking it, saying it will steal information. I've scanned the site with ...
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Google banned my site, how can I clear virus from my site? [duplicate]

When you enter URL of the websites in a web-browser, warning is shown. How can I solve this problem?
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Website is alerted with firefox as damaging/infected. Remove site from 'blacklist'

My website is alerted as malicious/infected by firefox, so users can't have normal experience atm. All threats are removed and website is clean. How I can remove my website from this 'blacklist'? *...
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Weird popup/malware showing on my website

Can someone please help me figure out what this is? It looks like some ad pops on my website for no reason when opening website through Google search results. I've tried looking in the code and ...
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Malware/Viruses on Server

I was contacted yesterday for a potential freelance job. The guy told me he has a WordPress site and that his host told him was hacked and there are code injected files in the install. The host has ...
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My wordpress site blacklisted as malware by Google

Two years ago I've built a small Wordpress site for a friend of mine, and some weeks ago I got a warning mail from my ISP, about a worldwide attack to Joomla, Wordpress... (well, more or less, it was ...
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Google AdWords have flagged my site as containing malware

However, there Webmaster Tools does not - and never has. And we have never had a message via Webmaster Tools or Analytics that we have malware. To quote Google: [The Malware Team] have looked at ...
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JQuery Plugin files getting viruses even with CHMOD 755

I have a bunch of JQuery plugins (eg: masonry, isotope, carousel, etc) within a JavaScript folder in my root. These have been repeatedly infected with viruses making Google put alerts on my site. The ...
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Google says my site has malware but nothing comes up in Webmaster Tools

A few days ago my site was infected with Malware. I've sinced removed it and all is well. However, logging into the back end of my CMS I get the malware warning again. I've followed the instructions ...
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How to know whether this page has malware or not?

Google adwords is reporting that the following page has malware on it. Can anyone help me how to scan/track it properly? and what to do to remove this malware? http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/...
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How can I stop adware affecting my site?

We have just started running our own ads on our site but are now getting bombarded with complaints from users that "Russian Bride" ads are showing up below our ads. We know this is caused by AdWare ...