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Google flagged my site as Badware? January 25, 2007

Posted by jhlim in badware, malware, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Spam.

What will you do when you site has been flagged as Badware by google?

spyware??Google is always making efforts to protect users from badwares (spyware, adware, malware, etc) by warning people using Google search before they visit sites that are known for distributing such malicious software. However unfortunately, your site may be tagged as such without you knowing it. Your site may in fact be distributing such badware even without your knowledge.

So how do u know u’r flagged as badware by Google? First go to http://www.google.com/webmasters/ and click on to Webmasters Tools. Select the site you want to manage. You should be able to see this under the Summary Section if your site has been flagged as a Badware.

My site is Not distributing Badware! What to do now

Now Google’s algorithm for tagging your site as Badware is based on Stopbadware.org.  If you site is tagged wrongly, you’ll have to send appeal emails to appeals @ stopbadware.org.

What is badware? (from stopbadware.org)There are several commonly recognized terms for specific kinds of badware – spyware, malware, and deceptive adware. Badware is malicious software that tracks your moves online and feeds that information back to shady marketing groups so that they can ambush you with targeted ads. If your every move online is checked by a pop-up ad, it’s highly likely that you, like 59 million Americans, have spyware or other malicious badware on your computer.

Related Links:
Questions about websites that are the subject of Google warnings
Google Blog on Badware
Google: How can I find out if my site has been identified as a web site spreading malicious software and what can I do if it has?



1. Stephen - January 25, 2007

Reminds me of VISTA and the phishing icon. Too much new untested technology in a short time.

2. Glass - June 16, 2007

I am very impressed how you can build webpages! Visit my sites, please:

3. John - December 13, 2007

how does one detect if they have badware…my site keeps getting badware..i have tried to stop it to no avail…what do i doi, do i hjave to upload the whole site up again?
i did that already and it comes back…please help..i dont even know where to begin

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