Reported Attack Site warning by Google

Many times users are presented with Reported Attack site warning by Google whenever accessing a website.

Normally websites are reported as an attack site and blocked due to Malware and Phishing.

What is a Malware?

Malware is a general term for viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, worms, rootkits, and other software designed to make changes to your PC without your consent, typically for the purpose these days of contributing to a criminal enterprise by serving as a basis for some type of internet attack on other computers.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an e-mail fraud method in which the perpetrator sends out legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well known and trustworthy Web sites.

How to Solve this?

If you’re site has been identified as a reported attack site and you’re not intentionally distributing malware, odds are your computer, or the computer of someone who has previously performed work on your website, has been compromised by one of these rogue programs. In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause Google to show the warning message.

This is due to the virus attack in our website. Website file has the code for downloading virus or malicious applications to the site visitor computer unknowingly. It will be a normal code or a java script which is the main reason for downloading malicious code to the site. The Website main files like index.htm, index.html, index.php, index.asp which contains the code for all the sites that are infected.

In order to clean these malicious codes you have to check all the files in the website. Sometimes these codes are also saved in the content of the database related applications for the case of wordpress, phpbb and joomla. This is mainly due to the computer from where the websites are attacked with virus.

Virus easily uses the login information to inject the codes to the website files. And there are also some cases where the virus or trojan steal the login information of the website and send to the one who created the viruses. Then later this login information can be used to endanger the site.

We can over come this issue by stop using the infected computer to administer the website. The website passwords should be cleaned by using the secured systems and clean the malicious code from the site files. After doing this, we can finally submit the site for reanalyzing and delisting from the black list of Google.

This can take 5 to 15 days for the Google to reanalyze and remove the site from black list. It is also important to run the site after submission for delisting; perhaps Google can’t check and verify the site.