How To Ask Google to Remove Malicious Warning

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HOW TO ASK GOOGLE TO REMOVE THE MALICIOUS WARNING

GOOGLE REPORTS YOUR WEBSITE AS DANGEROUS

How To Ask Google to Remove Malicious Warning from search engines and website browsers showing that your website is malicious. Your company’s homepage has been injected by malicious code.

Now Google and other search engines list your website as dangerous. Moreover, in some cases will also block your website from loading in the Chrome browser all together.

On the other hand, if someone manages to reach your infected website, you are open to liability if anyone can prove your website infected their system.

HOW A WEBSITE GETS AN INFECTION

Infections are activated by a link that launches when an infected website is visited. Specifically, infections unpack a malware code on a web browser. Furthermore, the infections can happen for the following reasons:

1) Someone working on your website using an infected machine and/or browser. For example, a friend or freelancer.
2) Unauthorized use or compromise of your website passwords.
3) Weak or easy to guess usernames and passwords.
4) Using an unreliable hosting company  (you get what you pay for)
5) Failing to update or administrate your website software or plugins.

CONTACT YOUR WEBMASTER

If your website becomes infected, you need to take steps quickly to remove the malicious code. Your webmaster or web designer will perform an audit to determine how your website was hacked. In some cases, your hosting company can help.

On the other hand, there are third-party services that will scan and clean your website. Furthermore, they offer ongoing yearly protection plans—for example, Sucuri.net and Sitelock.com.

ADDITIONAL PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Protect your website – When using web development software such as Word Press, Joomla, Dot Net Nuke, Drupal, Magento, and other third-party software and scripts, be sure to install updates or new versions containing the latest security fixes. Remove any files, folders, scripts, other digital assets that you are no longer using.

Change Passwords – Change any testing passwords that came with the software you are using, such as ( admin/ admin ). Use a strong password that is difficult to guess and change it occasionally, especially if you have reason to think a hacker or other intrusion has compromised it.

AFTER YOUR WEBSITE GETS A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

Now that your website is cleaned and repaired, your webmaster should request a malware review via Google Webmaster Tools. You will need a Google webmaster account to do this. On the other hand, if you have a Gmail account, you can sign-up for Google Webmaster Tools, aka Google Search Console, and perform the following steps.

Navigate to Security & Manual Actions > Security Issues, and select the Request Review button. Google will then review your website and (hopefully) remove it from the blacklist.

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