Sep 212012
 
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If you arrived here on DragonBlogger.com via Google Chrome, you may have been presented with the following error:

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This started happening yesterday and it is related to Google Safesearch flagging subdomains hosted on Bluehost (the parent company of HostMonster which hosts DragonBlogger.com) having some domains serving malware.

If you dig further by clicking on the safe browsing diagnostics page you will see the following:

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for dragonblogger.com

What is the current listing status for dragonblogger.com?
Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 2 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 87 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 3 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-09-21, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-09-21.
Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including admaxstat.com/.

This site was hosted on 3 network(s) including AS4436 (AS), AS46606 (BLUEHOST), AS15169 (Google Internet Backbone).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, dragonblogger.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

So DragonBlogger.com is not infected with Malware and doesn’t pose any risk to visiting it, but most readers wouldn’t know to investigate the warning further because of the big scary red box.

My current steps have been to open a Malware Reconsideration Request through Google Web Master tools, and I have done this.

Request a malware review:
  1. On the Webmaster Tools Home page, select the site you want.
  2. Click Health, and then click Malware.
  3. Click Request a review.

I hope it takes less than 48 hours to have the review and malware error removed from visiting DragonBlogger.com but in the meantime I hope my readers take the time to know that they are not at risk from visiting my site.

Consequently, I use the same CDN and feed some content to my other sites from cdn.dragonblogger.com so this same error occurs for JustinGermino.com and some other sites that read in static images from the DragonBlogger CDN.

Thanks for your patience while I work to resolve these issues,

-Justin Germino


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Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
Justin Germino
Justin Germino
  • laurakcurtis

    @SmartBitches I do not have any idea of your tech proficiency, but are you sure your .htaccess file hasn’t been hijacked?

    • SmartBitches

      @laurakcurtis Yup, all clear and happy so far – but we’re all working on it.

      • laurakcurtis

        @SmartBitches OK…that’s the thing I usually find people are missing. Of course, if someone you LINK to has that problem, it also flags :/

    • dragonblogger

      @laurakcurtis

  • jane_l

    @SmartBitches I had a problem & it was well hidden by mcafee had me flagged as being infected for two weeks or more @wpengine fixed it 4 me

    • jackiebarbosa

      @jane_l @SmartBitches @wpengine Damn it, I see it’s still happening to my site, too. I thought it was resolved…

  • Pablo Garcia

    yea i was wondering that just now was WTF ??? no matter if it where a Malware im running Zorin OS so windows Malware wont work on Linux FTW!!!!!

  • http://www.benspark.com/ BenSpark

    Request a review is not an option when I click health and then malware. Errgh!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      Here is the exact URL to request reconsideration, https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reconsideration make sure you put in the problem explaining what is wrong and what needs correction!

      • http://www.benspark.com/ BenSpark

         @Dragon Blogger I submitted that but on the malware page of Webmaster tools the request a review button never came up. That is different than request reconsideration.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          They lead to the same place now, reconsideration is the same request at some point they consolidated and instructions wrong.  However my malware warning was removed after filing a request on http://www.stopbadware.org/ which seemed to work faster.

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          Remove all Izea Media code, then file request on Stopbadware.org this worked for me after about 12 hours, it did for @metallmanx as well.

  • Dragonblogger

    Still working on the issue, issue was caused by IZEA Media ads (Google Doubleclick) some advertiser purchased an ad in the network which was leading to malware sites, many many bloggers affected all having same issue.

  • Pablo Garcia

    ewww i wish i had XFX HD7750 for my sister my 9600gt DONT LIKE LINUX >.

  • davelucas

    Hey Justin! LOL! Since yesterday, I get this same screen when I go into blogger.com to update my blog!

  • davelucas

    Someone just told me that if you remove your popover that appears when you get a new visitor (if you still have it in place) – the warning may vanish – I just tried to update my blog and I still get the screen while inside blogger trying to hit the “new post” button – it is obviously a weird flaw or bug taht something suddenly awakened… keep me posted, justin!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

       @davelucas Problem is resolved after getting update from StopBadWare.org

  • dragonblogger

    @wonderoftech Yeah, there never was malware on my site to begin with, but glad to have warning removed.