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Why Do Multiple Search Engines Flag HubPages as an Unsafe Site?

  1. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 3 months ago

    Note the red circle in front of my hub in the Google search results below:

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13448821.jpg

    Avira Safe Search in Mozilla produces this:

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13448826_f1024.jpg

    Bing does exactly what Chrome does, as you can see below. Note that the PetHelpful hub is not flagged.

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13448834_f1024.jpg

  2. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 3 months ago

    It is a false flag from Avira. Probably HP had a malicious ad at some time and Avira has never got over it.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. I'm working on a different computer today so it was a bit of a shock.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    Google and Bing do not show those indicators. It's done by some add-on you have that may be taking data from places like Avira (as Will pointed out). Maybe your Chrome installation had add-ons included that are giving you those false flags.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. Hopefully no one else uses Avira.

  4. theraggededge profile image94
    theraggededgeposted 3 months ago

    I get no such warning either. You might be able to whitelist it in your anti-virus application, and then clear your browser cache.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you. It's not my computer, so I won't be changing any settings, but I'll point out that their virus protection isn't accurate.

      1. jonnycomelately profile image85
        jonnycomelatelyposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        This is interesting reading and the sort of feed back I feel is very good within HubPages.  It's communicating for the benefit of all.

        Thank you.

  5. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 3 months ago

    My main concern is that HubPages has to be added as an exception. If the Avira algorithm "sees" HubPages as a source of Malware, won't it hurt traffic?

    I didn't choose, buy, or install the software; it was just what was on my friend's computer.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 3 months ago

    Avira is a good product. I think this issue is why I uninstalled it though. If I remember correctly I messaged them about it to tell them why I was going to go with something else. I guess the 'good news' is more and more people are browsing with smart phones.

 
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