Mcafee blocking my WordPress Website

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    Recently when I try to access my website on Google Chrome, McAfee started blocking my website, giving me this message:

    Blocked by URL Filter Database
    Your requested URL has been blocked by the McAfee Web Gateway URL Filter database module. The URL is listed in categories that are not allowed by your administrator at this time.
    User: LMurray
    URL Categories: Spyware/Adware/Keyloggers, Internet Services
    Reputation: Medium Risk [30]
    Media Type: application/x-empty
    Rule Name: Block URLs From List Blocked Categories

    This is only a recent occurrence. Is there any way to check for an issue with my website? I have no idea why there would be any Spyware or Adware associated with it.

    Thank you for your help!

    The blog I need help with is


    Hello Laura,

    It is unlikely that your site has a genuine malware issue, as has excellent safeguards against this; I think it’s more likely this is a false positive.

    You can report and request a review of the issue at this link:

    Hope that helps!

    – Amanda


    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you so much for your speedy response! I’ve submitted my url to be reviewed at the link you suggested. I’ll let you know if it works!


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