I'm sure some of you have noticed while trying to visit some nail blogs you've been receiving a warning about malware. If you see this on your blog or someone else's please notify them to remove their blog roll. I would remove your blog roll as a precaution anyways even if you do not get a malware message. I'd also recommend visiting Google Webmaster Tools if you have a blog through Blogger. If you just google "Google Webmaster Tools" it will lead you to their site where you can login, and it will show you if there are any alerts or critical issues with your blog.
I think there are some sites that are completely infected, while the others are just infected due to having content from the blogs that are infected. If you are the latter then removing your blog roll should fix the problem. I'm not sure what the fix is for the sites that are completely infected, but I'm sure Google Webmaster Tools may have some suggestions or tutorials on how to solve the problem.
I hope whatever the core issue is here it gets resolved ASAP!
Key point here: REMOVE YOUR BLOG ROLL!
Thanks for the tip! Checked Google Webmaster Tools after I took my blog roll up and the malware messages that I had been receiving are gone and my blog is clean. Glad you caught it in time for me!ReplyDelete
I had three blogs in particular that were flagged but when someone tried to go to my blog after I'd removed those three from my blog roll I was still being flagged. After removing the blog roll I'm good to go. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? Could it be an outside app like Rafflecopter or something similar?ReplyDelete
Mine's clean... I removed my blogroll, anyway. Thanks so much for the tip, Steph. How do I contact someone if I can't access their page? Also, do you have any info on if and when the blogroll will be safe to add back on? Editing to say that I figured it out. lol.ReplyDelete
Thanks for addressing this issue. My Trend Micro Anti Virus has been catching a lot of these infected sites for months now. I questioned Trend about 1 month ago as my clicking on ask Trend to review this web site, that you think it's OK, revealed back to me that every one of the sites Trend had been warning me about as well as a few other blogs were not safe at all. Some of them it's the blog roll issue. Others it's problems with use of that Love whatever it is where responders can leave a link to their latest blog. As Jen ? here, could it be raflecopter or something similar - yes, according to my wonderful anti virus company that is now the leader of all the anti virus programs out there. Raffelcopter is a really horrible mallware program I was told - I was told never to enter any info on a Rafflecopter program. This is a growing problem. Many readers assume blog sites are safe to view. That is not the case at all.ReplyDelete
Thank you for addressing this. I was really scared yesterday when I tried to go to a few blogs on my blog roll and I got the malware warning. I went through every blog on my blog roll yesterday and only about 5 that seem to be giving me some problems. I'm glad to say that my blog is clean, so it doesn't seem like I have much to worry about. I'll probably take off the blog roll just to be safe.ReplyDelete
You can contact bloggers either through their email or Facebook if they have one. I have no information on what is causing this, so I don't know when it will be fixed. :-/ReplyDelete
I'm receiving a malware thing when I try to go to blog. Definitely remove your blog roll!ReplyDelete
I'm also having some problems with my font. I'm not sure if it's something to do with Blogger and this issue, but I don't know what else it could be. It was literally fine up until last night when I was editing a post. I'm having the same issues with all the other fonts in the template as well.ReplyDelete
I had this happen to me to, but the issue has seemed to be resolved without my having to remove my blog roll (thank goodness!!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for this! I was really confused about why all this was happening :SReplyDelete