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Automatic Message - Malware - Reported Attack Page

  1. GmaGoldie profile image79
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    One of my hubs on hotel fitness had a link to what I thought was a prominent site and yet the error message came up that it was a malware link.
    I unlinked it and the error message went away.
    I then went out to the Internet and tried to pull up the site and had a large red sign - blocked - "reported attack page".
    Wow! Thank you HubPages!

  2. QuestionMaster profile image84
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    Yes I've been caught out once or twice in the early days with "iffy" sites. Good thing there's an inbuilt security check!

  3. GmaGoldie profile image79
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    Thank you I don't want to think I was the only one. What was surprising was the name of the website - I thought I sited it as a valuable resource! It was a non-profit for arthritis! Amazing - the bad guys are cloaked as good guys...

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's possible that they are just careless good guys whose site was hacked by the bad guys.

      Most websites are under constant attack by people trying to break in.

    2. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Same thing happened to me this week.  Two of my arthritis hubs showed violations of malware.  My links were to Arthritis Foundation, John's Hopkins' Arthritis page, and the Functional Solutions/Be Able to Do section of North Coast Medical. 

      Unlike you, I procrastinated a day, then forgot about it a day until I saw your post.  Went back and the violations warnings are gone.

    3. Lisa HW profile image78
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've had the same kind of thing happen a time or two, and I've been disturbed by it because I think I'm so careful about selecting a site that looks really solid.  I just delete the links and do without them.   Anyway, you're not at all the only one who has had it happen.  It's good to see the explanation of what can sometimes happen elsewhere on this thread.  (Maybe they go for sites that would seem very trustworthy.   The ones I've had it happen with tend to be along the lines of what rmcrayne said hers have been.