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  1. Hi, I'm helping my friend move this site over to

    About two months ago, when it was still hosted somewhere else (she hasn't been able to tell me where it was hosted before), a malware warning appeared. This occurs across all browsers. I thought that by moving the site over to WordPress it might take care of the problem but the warning is still there.
    What else should I try - and what other info do you need in order to advise me on what to do?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. For starters find the links off site to: and delete it -

    Once you are on WordPress.COM warnings like that are usually (so far all have been) - links to sites that are attack sites - once the links have been removed things get better -

    check links in the sidebar first (easiest) then start checking the Posts and Pages

    Someone has flagged this for staff attention to see if they can help

  3. Really appreciate your help! I'll delete that link and report back on whether it works or not.

  4. Okay, I've in every post and page and haven't found that link...but I'm not sure what you mean by checking the links in the sidebar. Could you explain that, please?

  5. Links in the sidebar are things in your blogroll, or widgets. Check all of them.

  6. Oh, I don't have anything in my sidebar. So if I've checked all over the site for that link and I can't find it, what do I do next?

  7. I can't find any trace of that URL on your blog, so I recommend reporting the false-positive to Google.

    The instructions are at the very bottom of the notice details:

    If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

  8. Are you hot linking to any pictures? what type of links do you have off site? Your blog roll or other things in the sidebar?

    You could also try signing up for Webmaster tools

  9. I'm not hot linking to any pictures...all of the images on the site are from my media library.
    I'm going to try Webmaster Tools..hopefully it's a false alarm. For future reference, why would a specific URL turn up in a malware scan if it's not actually on the site?

  10. The malware review passed and the site's back online! Thanks so much for your help, guys - you've been super helpful.

  11. Way Kool - you we welcome & good luck

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