Helpful tips in removing warnings
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.
Your online business is toast
Now you are open to liability if anyone can prove your website infected their system. Maybe your small business has hundreds or computers across multiple locations. Now you will have to worry if any of these computers have been infected. And in some cases the only way to make 100% that the infection has been removed is to do a complete system reinstall of the operating system.
Types of Infection
Most types of these infections are activated by link that launches when an infected website is visited and designed to unpack a Java Script and run a Password Key Encryptor on the hosts website browser.
So the next question you might ask yourself is;” how in the heck did this happen ” This type of infection can happen for the following reasons:
1) Direct server hacking into your hosting server.
2) Someone working on your website using an infected machine and/or browser.
3) Vulnerable scripts (old scripts) on your web server
4) Unauthorized use or compromise of your website passwords.
5) Weak or easy to guess usernames and passwords.
6) Using an unreliable hosting company (you get what you pay for)
7) Failing to update or administrate your dedicated server software.
If your website becomes infected you need to take steps quickly to remove the malicious code. Find a web professional to analyze all your website files, folder and any online assets connected to your website.
Steps to preventing future infection of your website
Protect the access to your website. This means guarding the FTP, RDP or VPN passwords used to upload content to the site and the local computers used to upload content to the site. Do not trust just anyone to work on your website. Make sure you hire a professional who has the right references and reputation to get the job done right. Hackers are always looking for old and out-of-date vulnerable software problems to exploit so they can hack your website files. An unprotected computer could be infected with a virus that is stealing your usernames and passwords, passing these on to hackers.
Protect your web site
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 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 it has been compromised by a hacker or other intrusion.
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.
Also see: Who’s Googling You Now?