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Old 12-28-2012
Google reporting UNIX.com as harmful site

Google is reporting unix.com as harmful site. For example, if one types
Code:
site:unix.com php

into the Google search box, Google says
Code:
Migration of website... PHP/Mysql -which path for DB.php - The ...
This site may harm your computer.
7 posts - 3 authors - May 28
Hi, I have two websites: website1.com and website2.com I didn't write either but have successfully moved all the files from website1.com to ...

Maybe the administrator of unix.com should contact Google about this.
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# 2  
Old 12-28-2012
Thanks!

Yes, we noticed this already and have contacted Google about this.

Hopefully, they will review this and correct this ASAP!
# 3  
Old 12-28-2012
OBTW, if you use "Chrome" and get the message, if you instruct it to "ignore the warning" at least it does not "pop up" ever time like other browsers.

We have sent at least three messages to Google about this "warning", requesting a review. The notice should be removed as soon as they get a chance to review it.

Hopefully, they will get to it soon!
# 4  
Old 12-28-2012
We also submitted a review request to BadWare (see attached)...

Hopefully this error will be cleared up soon!

Thanks again for your help and patience!
# 5  
Old 12-28-2012
Update:
  • We have identified the exact reason for this warning and have corrected it.
  • We have requested both Google and StopBadware to review the site and confirm (the site has been fixed).
  • The warning should be fixed as soon as the site is reviewed by Google.

Thanks again for all your help and patience.
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Old 12-28-2012
Good news: Update from StopBadware:

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noreply@stopbadware.org <reviews@stopbadware.org>

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URL: The UNIX and Linux Forums - Where There is a Shell There is a Way

Congratulations! This URL is no longer reported as badware by any of StopBadware's data providers. We have therefore closed this review and updated our Badware Website Clearinghouse. Any warnings about the URL that are based on our providers' data should be removed shortly.

Please know that this does not necessarily mean your site is completely free of badware or that it is no longer at risk of being reinfected. Help protect your site from future infection by reading our tips on securing your site and preventing badware. For additional help, visit our online community, BadwareBusters.org. We're always interested in hearing from site owners who have used our independent review process. Have feedback about how we can make it better? Drop us a line at feedback@stopbadware.org.

We're able to manually review websites (like yours!) because we've maintained our status as an independent non-profit organization; this means we rely entirely on donations from individuals and organizations that believe in the value of what we do. If we've helped you, please consider making a small donation. Thanks for helping stop badware!

The StopBadware team

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# 7  
Old 12-29-2012
Yesterday, the site was reviewed by both Google and StopBadWare; and so all malicious code warning were removed on Dec 29th; a few hours after the problem started.

Thanks again for everyone's help and patience.
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