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“This site may be hacked” message in Google’s Search Results

One of the most alarming things you may come across when searching Google is the dreaded “This site may be hacked” message.  If you were a potential customer, would you click through and risk it?  Or would you avoid that site at all costs and go elsewhere?


Sometimes, this message can appear if a hacker has created spam-like pages on your site (usually hidden from you, so you won’t know they’re there). If your site has been compromised, Google can be a great resource for finding out what has happened.  If you’re using Google Webmaster Tools, you should see a warning right in your dashboard that explains why Google has flagged your site in this way.  But now what?

This is where i3 can help.  We have a trained team of experts that know security – we implement the toughest security standards on our own equipment, and we can help if your site has been compromised.  We start by doing an analysis of which files have been infected, what type of infection has occurred, and what the best remedy will be.

Sometimes, it’s as simple as removing a code injection. Other times, it can be much more complex; requiring a full upgrade and security patching of your CMS (content management system), and a find-and-replace of all modified files.  The scope of the job depends completely on the size of the infection.

If your site has been hacked or infected, contact i3 today to see how we can help.

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