[thelist] Firefox Reporting Site as Attack Site

info at designbychen.com info at designbychen.com
Thu May 28 00:53:43 CDT 2009

Todd, you wouldn't by chance be hosting it with ixwebhosting would you? I
had a client who had their sites hosted there and ran into this issue. We
ended up switching hosts, problem solved.

If not, might still be useful to Google 'ixwebhosting virus' and see if
there are similar issues affecting the site, perhaps a same solution.


> On 5/27/09 7:28 AM, "Todd Richards" <todd at promisingsites.com> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone -
>> I have been working on a new site for a company and finally got ready to
>> launch last night.  Yesterday I was informed the old site (which I was
>> not
>> hosting and had nothing to do with) was being flagged as an attack site.
>>  I
>> didn't know what they were talking about so I assumed it was something
>> to do
>> with their network settings or virus software or something.  I didn't
>> visit
>> the old site after hearing this since I was about to launch anyway (plus
>> they were sending me a screenshot).  So I went ahead and launched the
>> new
>> site (www.hcaa.com) last  night expecting things to be ok this morning.
>> This morning they said it was still showing as an attack site.  So I
>> went
>> and checked in Firefox (my default browser).  Even though it is going to
>> the
>> new server, it is, in fact, showing as a possible threat.  The old site
>> was
>> not using the generic domain name (hcaa.com) so I can pull up the site
>> that
>> way.  Turning off the security option in Firefox will also let me pull
>> up
>> the site.  I can also access it in IE.
>> I did some quick Googling and found that this can be a PITA to get
>> removed.
>> I will start with contacting Google, but was curious if anyone else had
>> any
>> suggestions.  Of course my client is pissed.
>> Thanks for any thoughts.
>> Todd
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