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kazrich
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Posts: 8
Registered: 18-05-2011

website infected

Had a email today regarding my website, when i go onto a warning page comes up informing infected and can not access page, please help

Dear site owner or webmaster of annestewart.org.uk,

We recently discovered that some of your pages can cause users to be infected with malicious software. We have begun showing a warning page to users who visit these pages by clicking a search result on Google.com.
Below is an example URL on your site which can cause users to be infected (space inserted to prevent accidental clicking in case your mail client auto-links URLs):
http://www.annestewart .org.uk/
Here is a link to a sample warning page:
http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=http%3A//www.annestewart.org.uk/
We strongly encourage you to investigate this immediately to protect your visitors. Although some sites intentionally distribute malicious software, in many cases the webmaster is unaware because:
1) the site was compromised
2) the site doesn't monitor for malicious user-contributed content
3) the site displays content from an ad network that has a malicious advertiser

If your site was compromised, it's important to not only remove the malicious (and usually hidden) content from your pages, but to also identify and fix the vulnerability. We suggest contacting your hosting provider if you are unsure of how to proceed. StopBadware also has a resource page for securing compromised sites:
http://www.stopbadware.org/home/security
Once you've secured your site, you can request that the warning be removed by visiting
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=45432
and requesting a review. If your site is no longer harmful to users, we will remove the warning.
Sincerely,
Google Search Quality Team
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Re: website infected

Connect to your website using FTP and download a copy of the page - if you then compare that with the original copy that you uploaded you should be able to see if changes have been made.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: website infected

You also need to check that any .htaccess files in your webspace have not been altered (or added) to redirect visitors to malicious sites.
David