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Website Blocked! Reported Attack Site!

Does this look familiar to you?

Website blocked

Not what you want to see when you go to look at your website!

This is a block from Google. When they have indexed your site they have come across some potentially malicious code which can be harmful to any visitor.  Ususally in the form of Malware (malicious software) it is designed to infiltrate a computer without the owner’s knowledge.

A useful article about the dangers of Malware can be found here.

What to do if you see your site is blocked.

The first thing to do is up the security because your site has been hacked, so change usernames, passwords etc (please do not use ‘password’ as your password!) Then you need to go through the content of your site to locate the malicious code and remove it, or you can just re-upload your site again. You may need the help of your webmaster/web designer unless you did your website yourself.

Once this is done you need to let Google know by creating an account and requesting a review.

Go to and create an account. Once you have gone through the process, go to the Webmaster Tools homepage and click on your website name. You will see a message like ‘Parts of this site may be distributing malware’ Click on ‘more details’ and then request a review.

If all is well when Google check your site they will release the block and your site will be live again.