Help! Google lists my website as harmful?

September 13, 2017     0 comments

Imagine the horror if you search for your website in Google and something like below comes out:

Unfortunately, the majority of blacklisted websites are in reality legitimate websites into which hackers have inserted malicious content. Here are some popular reasons:

  • Your HTML or PHP code was hacked
  • The redirects to harmful and infected sites were inserted through iframes or JavaScript
  • Hacked flash .swf files were added to your website

What is Malware?

It is malicious software specifically created to gain access or damage a computer without the knowledge of the owner. Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are examples of malicious software that are often grouped together and referred to as malware. Malware can open access to your personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers or alter your search results without your knowledge.

How to fix the issue

Below are some suggestions on how to resolve this issue if it is happening to your website:

1. Scan and remove the malicious content from your site. You can use the Virus Scanner option in cPanel or contact our support team for help.
2. Scan your PC.
3. Register and verify your site in Google’s free Webmaster Tools.
4. Sign into Webmaster Tools and check the Security Issues section to see details of sample URLs that may be infected.
5. Find the cause of the security issue and fix it. Otherwise, your site is likely to be reinfected.
6. Request a review in the Security Issues section in Webmaster Tools when your entire site is clean and secure. Once Google determines your site is fixed, they will remove the malware label.


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