I received this message from Google today. Google is claiming that my networks at www.themodernvocalist.com , has some malware in it and the result is, anyone accessing my network on Firefox (who is interfaced with Google for malware reports) sends up the attached warning. See attached:
There seems to be a process to have this removed, explained below with supporting links that then send you to www.stopbadware.org , a badware service that partners with Google. They also indicate that I need to go to Google Webmaster Tools to get more information for it.
When you look at www.stopbadware.org , “clearing house” on www.themodernvocalist.com , they reveal that the following domain is suspect, themodernvocalist.com . I recently had to change/update my CNAME to remove the ning extension, does this have something to do with this?!
This is way over my head, I need help. This is killing my businesses and preventing people from going to my site. Im sure you will agree with me, it is unlikely there is any badware on my network giving that you are hosting the site… but you should first run a scan and determine if you can confirm that my network is clean or help me to resolve the problem, so I can then ask for a review by google and stopbadware.org to release the warning.
PLEASE HELP AND ADVISE?!!
THE MODERN VOCALIST
Robert J. Lunte I 425.444.5053
Founder I CEO I The Modern Vocalist.com
www.skype.com : "rjlseagull"
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Subject: Malware notification regarding themodernvocalist.com
Dear site owner or webmaster of themodernvocalist.com,
We recently discovered that some of your pages can cause users to be infected with malicious software. We have begun showing a warning page to users who visit these pages by clicking a search result on Google.com.
Below are some example URLs on your site which can cause users to be infected (space inserted to prevent accidental clicking in case your mail client auto-links URLs):
Here is a link to a sample warning page:
We strongly encourage you to investigate this immediately to protect your visitors. Although some sites intentionally distribute malicious software, in many cases the webmaster is unaware because:
1) the site was compromised
2) the site doesn't monitor for malicious user-contributed content
3) the site displays content from an ad network that has a malicious advertiser
If your site was compromised, it's important to not only remove the malicious (and usually hidden) content from your pages, but to also identify and fix the vulnerability. We suggest contacting your hosting provider if you are unsure of how to proceed. StopBadware also has a resource page for securing compromised sites:
Once you've secured your site, you can request that the warning be removed by visiting
and requesting a review. If your site is no longer harmful to users, we will remove the warning.
Google Search Quality Team
Note: if you have an account in Google's Webmaster Tools, you can verify the authenticity of this message by logging into https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/siteoverview and going to the Message Center, where a warning will appear shortly.