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  • Resolved JoyceD6


    I updated this site: and a regular site user with McAfee on her computer called the office to report that it was telling her “malicious software” or “downloads”, “risky behavior”. I did a search on most of the live testing sites listed here: and they all say the site is safe, except McAfee’s sites.

    To remedy the situation, I talked to the user and had her test out a couple of other sites I manage that have similar software (I thought it might be a recent plugin upgrade and one site hadn’t been upgraded so she tested it before and after the upgrade – it was safe as were other sites). The site was fine before I updated it so I disabled all new plugins that were different than the sites that tested safe by the user. I made sure all the Wordfence settings were the same as the others. Then I scanned my site with Wordfence, which says it’s safe. But McAfee still says High Risk with a Web Category: Malicious Downloads.

    What do I do? I don’t want people to be afraid to visit the site.

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