Questions tagged [malware]

'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 software.

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Which server status code is appropriate for ugly bots scanning server for vulnerabilities

I have a lot of 404s in my logs for urls like /wp-login, /admin and similar. These are bot attempts to scan the site for vulnerabilities. NOTE: My site is not WP nor has administration under /admin. ...
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Site reported as blacklisted by Norton Safe Web, with no reason given. How to resolve?

A WordPress website that I monitor using ManageWP (by running a daily security report) has been reported as blacklisted by Norton. I visited the Norton website to investigate the reason (creating an ...
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“Malware detected on my website”, a message from Bing webmaster tools for a URL of a deleted page of my blogger website. What shall I do?

Today I received a message in the dashboard of Bing webmaster tools notifying me "Malware detected on my website" for the URL of a page which I deleted a month ago. Though I didn't notify it to the ...
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how to get rid of mailicious redirect

I'm in charge of a Wordpress site (currently offline) that's affected by a malicious redirect, i.e. going to that address redirects to a phishing site (curiously though it only happens when getting ...
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Our website is flagged as Suspicious Content by Vodafone and antimalware systems

We've faced issue caused by marking our website as suspicious by Forcepoint and CleanMX. It caused us another problem. Vodafone has stopped letting users to our site. Before, we had problems with ...
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What is “ineedthispage”? Where is it coming from? It is killing the server

I am seeing the following in my "access_log": ip.address.output.here - - [12/Dec/2019:15:17:07 +0000] "GET /pathto/article/15104133/?ineedthispage=yes&ineedthispage=yes&ineedthispage=yes&...
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Does the presence of a flash banner on a site inherently create a vulnerability on the site?

Does the presence of a flash banner inherently open the site up to exploits, or is there a way to ensure the flash banner does not have "access" to anything important on the page. The page in ...
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Wordpress database (backup) .sql file got a Trojan category malware treat. Says ESET Internet Security when i try to download the file. What to do?

This is the first time this has happened to me. I'm attaching the screenshot of the message I got about the threat. Also here is the link that ESET software shows me for more info about this. I ran ...
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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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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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How to stop someone from registering domains that mimic more popular websites to abuse typos?

Years ago I had a problem that my browser was opening Aviasales website instead of Imgur (the most popular image hosting, you know). The tech support guy said I have some malware and should check ...
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How to detect what is causing a redirect?

I am working on a Wordpress website that has been hacked. Let's say that it's http://thewebsite.example. There is no malware that infects people that open this website, but there is a URL http://...
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Unable to find cause why Joomla website blacklisted by Google (Deceptive site ahead)

We developed a new website for our company. The old website work on Joomla 2.5, for example https://www.company.com. Page www.company.com/administrator closed by password via .htaccess The new ...
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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How to get a domain unblocked from Akamai's Nominum?

I recently purchased a domain and set up hosting at AWS for the root and a subdomain for the static asset files, set to CloudFront. After a brief public test, I received many issues from customers ...
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Google detects Malware on my website

Recently Google has been blocking my website after detecting Malware on it. I have checked through the files and can't spot any Malware that might have been inserted anywhere and no additional files ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Nothing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Bing flagging pages as Malware even after the malware or the pages were removed

Bing has flagged some pages on a site I manage as malware, these have been looked at and looks like there was some malware at some point but it's now since been removed. It's also pointing to some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...