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What to do with unwanted URLs that link to my website?

Unfortunately there's not much you can do. You can't prevent these other (hacked) sites from linking to you. Besides, once Google has found these (now erroneous) URLs, it is likely to continue ...
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How to get a domain unblocked from Akamai's Nominum?

Yes, the problem is indeed with the Akamai Nominum blacklist, and we have been having this issue for over 5 years with no resolution. The issue is that they are using the Suppobox DGA list supplied by ...
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Does the presence of a flash banner on a site inherently create a vulnerability on the site?

As an end user, the simple answer to this is "just don't allow the banner to run." The term "banner" suggests to me that the applet is nonessential, i.e. blocking it wouldn't prevent the page from ...
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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?

You do not say what the .sql file is for, however, a .sql file, in of itself, is just plain ol' text and therefore not a threat. Ignore it the notice. It is not uncommon that anti-virus software will ...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

Alright, I managed to solve it. I know that "one size fits all" is not the case with malware. I asked for extra thoughts as someone might have a hint how to approach it as I'm well informed ...
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How to stop someone from registering domains that mimic more popular websites to abuse typos?

In some cases the trademark holder may be able to take down the domain by submitting a UDRP claiming that the domain has been registered intentionally to trap users: Register your trademark While ...
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How to remove malware that is always coming back?

Ah, WordPress malware. This can take many forms. Here are some things you can do: Research the script. Chances are, others have encountered it, and have posted to message boards looking for solutions....
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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

We were hit by the same problem as the OP - our site blacklisted so that all Chrome users were getting a big scary red message about "The site ahead contains malware. Attackers currently on [site name]...
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Which server status code is appropriate for ugly bots scanning server for vulnerabilities

I think 404 does make sense in some ways. If an undesirable walks up to your house, sure you could shout at them to leave, but it might make more sense just to not answer the door. This has the added ...
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What to do about website users with malware?

As Rob suggests, a user's computer is ultimately the responsibility of the user. The best you can do is to make sure your site is secure and not vulnerable to any kind of attack the user's malware ...
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What to do about website users with malware?

No. There is nothing you can do about a user's computer program, even if that program is malware. As requested: A malware program is a program like any other program running on a user's computer. A ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I had this happen about a month ago on a site that has galleries of 32 pictures on every page. Google's Adwords bot decided that the thumbnail links to the full-sized pictures were a "link farm," ...
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How to remove malware that is always coming back?

I echo Henry's answer. You need to run some sort of scanner over your site. Your host may have something like clam anti virus. It may identify infected files, but just cleaning them up manually - a ...
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Unable to find cause why Joomla website blacklisted by Google (Deceptive site ahead)

If the new website has been developed independently from the infected website then you may be able to delete the files on the server and the database and then upload the new website cleanly without ...
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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?

It is not uncommon for malicious JS to be injected and stored in a database. If this is a backup copy of your site's database, it may contain elements that have been identified as malicious. It looks ...
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Site reported as blacklisted by Norton Safe Web, with no reason given. How to resolve?

The message is rather cryptic. Are you sure that's the real Norton and not some scammer wanting to scam you? I mean, why was the message issued if there are "0" threats on the site? Anyway, I bet your ...
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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?

As per Bing documentation: Malware Network Reference - Reference to known malware distribution network detected. This could be via inclusion of an iframe or frame tag, an embedded object, or a ...
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What is "ineedthispage"? Where is it coming from? It is killing the server

check the IP address source in WHOIS. IF it is not Google, then simply block the IP. Also, if the page does not exist, it would be worthwhile to add it, with an action of whatever IP address ...
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What is "ineedthispage"? Where is it coming from? It is killing the server

It looks like it's Googlebot crawling your page which would mean that ineedthispage is somewhere on your website. Check the page source if the link is there hidden, also link most likely starts with ...
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How to detect what is causing a redirect?

It sounds line malware has infected your server. Often times when malware infects a web server it isn't designed to further infect web users who navigate to the site as the aim is to redirect users to ...
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Unable to find cause why Joomla website blacklisted by Google (Deceptive site ahead)

You say, new website is placed it on a temporary separate domain. There is a clear cause on the test page: "domain is blacklisted by Google Safe Browsing". Beside of this, what means "new website we ...
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

You recently switched your website's location from https://kingezesblog.com to https://www.kingezesblog.com. I can tell because your website answers to the www version of your domain, but the entries ...
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Google searched links (to a site I administer) are redirecting users to fake websites

It sounds like the website might have been hacked in the past and never got the proper cleanup done. Firstly, login to your Google Webmasters and see if there is any infection warning from Google. ...
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Removing malware warning from website

I assume this is the Chrome browser warning. If you have not created a webmaster tools account, do so now. Once created, go to the search console (after adding the site to your account and verify ...
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Removing malware warning from website

So basically, these are the steps for removing this. Download your entire page with database on local computer Use some localserver, XAMPP or WAMP or whatever and run your page there Scan the site ...
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Removing malware warning from website

I have the same problem before. Some hacker add backdoor or spam script or autospam, autoemail software on your website or server. Make a clean re-install for your server. and maker a clean re-upload ...
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How do you tell what Bing is detecting as malware on a page?

Bing has now deleted its malware warnings from Bing Webmaster Tools. I think at this point it must have been a false positive. I never did find any way to dig into what the issue was. Bing does ...
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What to do with unwanted URLs that link to my website?

You may also want to disavow these links. It could potentially appear like you purchased links from a garbage SEO provider helping to sell you links to increase your rankings. This behavior gets ...
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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

I am not sure how Google handles this, but maybe pages of your site were redirecting instead of just linking to that other site. I was asked to deal with a similar case on a site recently, and Google ...
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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 looked into the history of gymweb.it and it looks rather sketchy, perhaps its a site that has not been maintained and has fallen into some sort of typical botnet type injection. Download all ...
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