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  1. the village cook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    PLEASE HELP!!!
    My site has been flagged by google to contain Malware, is there anyone or anywhere I can go to have it removed? I have removed the suspected posts, but it's still flagged.

  2. It's almost never your posts that's infected, it's your software and server. You've a lot of reading and work ahead of you.

    Check your blog using this site http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

    Give these a good read courtesy of Esmi.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/268083#post-1065779
    http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/
    http://ottopress.com/2009/hacked-wordpress-backdoors/

    After you've read through that, you want to take a backup of everything and put it somewhere safe.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

    That backup is your life line incase you really make a huge mistake. If you know how to restore your backups you can always go back to square one and start over.

    Once you've cleaned up your compromised blog and are satisfied, make another fresh backup as well of the clean blog.

    Good backups are your friend and should be respected. It will put you right where you were incase the Really Bad Thing(tm) happens.

    Good luck.

  3. the village cook
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    I checked my site, and there is no malware found, but it is blacklisted. Should I pay the 90 bucks for their services, is it good/reputable?

  4. I checked my site, and there is no malware found, but it is blacklisted.

    That's good. You should still do the backup BTW, it's the best safety net around.

    Should I pay the 90 bucks for their services, is it good/reputable?

    Sucuri is reputable and has demonstrated that they are knowledgeable and good. But here's my recommendation.

    WAIT.

    Have some more coffee (or beer depending on your time zone) and relax. You've gotten a scare so don't make any reflexive decisions. $90 is not much at all but don't make any calls until after you've relaxed. Once you're at ease, make sure you have your backups and routine for restoring your blog from scratch.

    You say you are still blacklisted so give this one a read:

    http://www.unmaskparasites.com/malware-warning-guide/

    Online scanners aren't bad but you've got to make sure you're not really hacked. If you are good then in a few days Google should un-blacklist you.

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