(Pussy Willow in Regent’s Park this afternoon.)
So imagine my horror when I awoke five hours later to find an email from Google telling me that my site was blocked across every browser as a malware source. It took over 24hrs to get my site back online. We have failed to discover any valid reason for Google to have taken that action: a plethora of other malware warning sources, from Norton onwards came back consistently with clean results.
This is what Sucuri.com’s sweep came back with:
Malicious iframes: No.
Suspicious redirections (htaccess): No.
Blackhat SEO Spam: No.
Anomaly detection: Clean
CLEAN: Domain clean by Norton Safe Web
CLEAN: Domain clean on Phish tank
CLEAN: Domain clean on the Opera browser
CLEAN: Domain clean by SiteAdvisor
CLEAN: Domain clean on Sucuri IP/URL malware blacklist
CLEAN: Domain clean by the Sucuri Malware Labs blacklist
CLEAN: Domain clean on Yandex (via Sophos
WARN: Domain blacklisted by Google Safe Browsing
I already knew the site was clean before I got these results,, as I had forensically been through both my site, and my analytics looking for anomalies. And found precisely zero. All I can think is that the code I added – at WordPress’ behest, triggered some kind of malware alert. Most of all I am so sorry for those people whose sites were linked to mine, and who therefore experienced issues with malware warnings too.
So that is what I spent most of Friday and Saturday dealing with. Today, Sunday, was a blessed relief, and I went for a lovely walk with Miss P and godson Edward in Regent’s Park, along with P Bad who had a wonderful time snuffling about in the mud.