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Viruses & Malware Problems

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had various problems with my site. It started with Google blacklisted my site because of malware coming from another site on the same server. It eventually ended up infecting my site, and causing my site traffic to drop to the level of non-existent while I was trying to figure out how to track down and fix the infected files (see the screenshot above).

This morning, I sent out a tweet that I was having trouble, and within a minute or two, my friend Cotton Rohrscheib replied and sent me a link to a site that would scan my site and tell me exactly which files were infected so that I could deal with them. (Up to this point I had used several other sites to scan mine, all of them giving me a clean bill of health.) I was able to get things fixed within a matter of minutes.

Thank you, Cotton for your help! And for all of my visitors, please accept my apologies for the scare you’ve been getting while trying to access my site. I’ll try to keep this from happening in the future.

Many blessings to you all, and may you have a wonderful, peace-filled Sabbath!

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4 Responses to “Viruses & Malware Problems”

  1. joe says:

    What was the link you used to scan your site with? I am having a few problems also, and would very much appreciate it if you gave me the link so I can use it. Thanks.

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    Darren Reply:

    Joe – here’s the link. Sorry to hear about your problems. I pray they are resolved quickly & easily.

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/

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  2. Jack Garvey says:

    Hey Darren, this is Jack Garvey, I remember corresponding with you a while ago. Sorry to post a message in this forum but I couldn’t figure out how to reach you otherwise. I was wondering if there was a Drupal users group in Arkansas. Do you know of any?

    Best Regards,

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    Darren Reply:

    Jack – I just sent you an invitation to the Arkansas Drupal Users Group. Let me know if you didn’t receive it.

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