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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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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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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If your site has been flagged, “this site may harm your computer” how long before Google takes action

If your site has "this site may harm your computer" in the search results how long can you be in that situation before Google takes action. When they do take action does anyone know what that action ...
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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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Google says my site contains malware

my clients site http://bit.ly/dTOfGF (i used url shortener). I have tried everything to find the malware but i couldnt. I tried the Google checklist http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/...
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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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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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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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Website still blocked after hack

I manage a website that was hacked a few months ago (I wasn't the webmaster then), it was running on Joomla. I have manages to redo the website with custom codes (php/mysql), but it still some ...
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How to scan/clean my ftp for malware?

Just recieved this email from my hosting: Your web hosting account for your domain xxxx has been deactivated, as of 06/06/2012. (reason: terms of service violation - malware/virus) This ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Unknown file automatically created on root folder

I am not sure if it is the correct place to ask such a question. One of my websites got malware. It is hosted on a 1&1 server and the website is developed in WordPress 3.3.1 (now upgraded to 3.5)....
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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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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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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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GWT “Big traffic change for top URL”

I recently received an email from GWT saying that one of my URL's traffic has suddenly dropped. As it turned out the traffic to the whole site has drastically dropped, from some 300+ unique visitors ...
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My site looks fine but Google is reporting “harmful code” - what should I do?

(Note: I have not linked to my site, but you can see the address below) Visiting my site gives that typical zeno.biyg.org contains malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site. ...
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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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How can I fix the #c3284d# malvertising hack on my website?

For the past couple of weeks at semi regular intervals, this website has had the #c3284d# malware code inserted into some of its .php files. Also the .htaccess file had its equivelant code inserted. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Auditing ads served on websites for malware / badware - Does such a service exist?

We recently had a bit of a scare on one of the web properties we administer. One of the 3rd party advertisers that we use had an advertiser who was distributing malware. Although this only took ...
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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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How to remove this malware

Some files in my site contains some extra lines. After I've deleted them manually, I find them corrupted again some time later. it is all coming from http://*.changeip.name/ some js files. How can ...
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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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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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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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How to monitor outgoing server activity to detect malware?

I have a website that has previously been victim of malware. I restored the site from an old backup and have made every effort to lock down the server. I have no way to be absolutely certain that the ...
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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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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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Fake Windows Security Alert [closed]

I have a website which is redirecting users to a fake windows security alert and I'm not to sure how to get rid of it. What's weird is that it's only happening in IE and that it seems to happen the ...
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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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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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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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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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Website signaled as containing malware

I've got a nasty problem with one of our websites. It has been signaled to us by Google and other agencies that it contains malware. We weren't able to understand how to cope with the problem. Could ...
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How to remove malware from website?

My website is under attack by malware. How can I remove it and prevent its recurrence?
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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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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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“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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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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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 ...