Need Help! Has to do with the little red skull....

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  1. Jamie Brock profile image92
    Jamie Brockposted 5 years ago

    One of my hubs was flagged with the little red skull for Links To Malware or Phishing Sites.  Problem is I've gone through each and every link and I can't figure out which link it could possibly be referring to. Each link goes directly to where it is supposed to go without any kind of warning messages. I've had this happen before but I was able to find the link.  Would someone else mind taking a look.. maybe I'm missing something?  This is the hub: Decorative Paper Crafts: 19 Fun Ways to Use Patterned Paper and Cardstock.

    Any help is greatly appreciated smile

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I clicked on all of your links and I could get to every site.  The only thing that was a little different was under the marble section...the link to your hub appears 2 times, right next to each other.  1/2 of the hub title was a link and the other 1/2 was also a link, both to the same hub.  But I could still get to the hub.  Not sure if I helped or not.  Good luck.

      1. Jamie Brock profile image92
        Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Glimmer Twin smile I appreciate you taking a look.. I will go and re-do that link for safe measure...not sure if that is it but you never know...I'll try to do a check for violations after and see if the red skull is gone. You did confirm just what I thought about the rest of the links though. It did say specifically that it was flagged because of links to Malware or Phishing sites and none of those sites appear to be those type sites so I'm thinking that it must be a mistake.  I guess I'll have to go bug HP staff again. I hate having to bug them but sometimes I don't have a choice. Thanks again for your help smile

      2. Jamie Brock profile image92
        Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I just fixed the double link that you found and ran the violations checker and that was it! Thank you so much for finding that! I swear I would probably have never found that. Thank you smile No more red skull for me... at least for now hmm

        1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
          Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Cool!  I'm usually not much of a problem fixer here on HP.:-)  I'm glad it helped!

          1. Jamie Brock profile image92
            Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Me too! Thank you again.. this is something I will definitely be keeping in mind as those little skulls tend to pop up every now and then smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you open the Hub, you should be able to find an explanation telling you exactly which link is the problem.

      1. Jamie Brock profile image92
        Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I did look but it didn't indicate the link it was referring to... that is why I was so frustrated.  I even double and triple checked..believe me, I hate having to ask for help.  I guess it doesn't always tell which link.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Just checking that you did scroll down to the end of the explanation - that's where the link usually is. If it's not there, it's more than likely it's some kind of glitch causing false warnings.  It happens here every now and then.

          1. Jamie Brock profile image92
            Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I think what happened was I put the same link twice in the two word anchor text (a link in each word) I have no idea how I managed that..but anyway, after I corrected it, the red skull was no longer there.

  2. profile image0
    Bronwyn J Hansenposted 5 years ago

    I had a problem a while back where a Hub was Hub was full of pop-unders. It turned out that Google Chrome was putting them in. Now I use the latest Firefox.

    1. Jamie Brock profile image92
      Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I use Firefox too.. I've never really had any problem with it. I'm glad I didn't switch to chrome....I was thinking about it for a while.

      1. teaches12345 profile image93
        teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I use Firefox as as well.  Good to know what to do should this happen in the future.  Thanks for asking.

        1. Jamie Brock profile image92
          Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You are welcome, teaches smile  I am so glad that Glimmer Twin found that.. I don't think I ever would have seen that double link and would probably still be sitting here wondering what was going on.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    As mentioned, open the hub in edit mode, click the question mark in the right column.  It will give you the exact link causing the problem.

    1. Jamie Brock profile image92
      Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is what I thought but for some reason it wasn't highlighting any link... that's why I asked if someone else could help me out. In fact, I never did find any link to be bad.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Malware does not always announce itself. Malware often causes problems with your computer and you don't even know it is there til you scan it.

    1. Jamie Brock profile image92
      Jamie Brockposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it was a malware issue anyway... I had put a link in a two word phrase and somehow managed to link back to the hub with each word so I actually had 2 links to the same hub in each word of the anchor text (geez.. I hope that made sense!)  I guess it just now caught it... This hub has been published for ages. Anyway, I made both words into one link (like it should have been) and apparently that was it because the skull went away after that.

 
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