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  • Hi there I am receiving a critical error via Wordfence:

    File contains suspected malware URL: /home/dfcl/public_html/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap-core.php

    Filename: wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap-core.php
    Bad URL:
    File Type: Not a core, theme or plugin file.
    Issue First Detected: 23 mins ago.
    Severity: Critical
    Status New

    This file contains a URL that is currently listed on Wordfence’s domain blacklist. The URL is:

    Please let me know about this 🙂
    Thank you!!

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  • Getting the same error here. Plugin is updated to current. I also have a development mirror that is not web accessible and has an identical file with that “bad url.”

    Same here on two sites. No idea why it is listed as “malware URL”.

    The purpose of that link seems to be to collect anonymized information about the plugin usage. It’s opt in. See Allow anonymous statistics. The target URL is described here.

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    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Andrew Nevins.

    An update:

    Jetpack also contained a “file containing suspected malware” so I contacted them as well. They said it was false positive and it was addressed/resolved in this post:

    WF Support: “This is because one of the blacklist sites we monitor and check against had listed those urls as malicious. We became aware of the issue shortly thereafter and removed it yesterday around 11pm. It was there for about 3 hours. We do check manually when we import these but this list contained about 500 urls and that’s why it was missed. If you do a new scan this should not be a problem. ”

    So I reran the scan and both of these files for Google XML Sitemaps and Jetpack are no longer listed.


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