Opera and yandex reports my blog as phishing site!

by Ruchira on December 31, 2011

Update – Read this guide on how to get out if you have the same problem

 

It was not more than 2 days which yandex started to send me emails telling that my blog is infected by malware

Hi,

Some of the pages on your website may pose a threat to your visitor’s computer security. The number of potentially harmful pages is 2. ¬†You can view the details of our malware scan at http://yandex.com/infected?url=www.ruchirablog.com&l10n=en

And I got worried because yandex is a considerable source and started checking my blog for any type of infections such as index.php exploits (this happens about 95% of the time) and ran many virus checks to see any infections and nothing exciting was found.

And when i was crawling through internet I found this great tool called VirusTotal  which lets you to run your web site through various online infection databases and return the result. And it reported that this blog is also got blacklisted on Opera web browser.

And few minutes later I have received a email from my reader saying that they cant access my blog using opera

Hello
when i click in your HOME buton in your blog, opera browser block your blog as unsafe. u better check your blog about vulnerabilities or infections

have fun

And when I was searching about this problem I also found that Opera use yandex as its analysis provider.

Actually what I’m worried about is that opera reports my web site as phishing site, considerable amount of people use opera web browser and so it will prevent them from accessing my site and its creating a black spot towards me. just think, most of people wont ever visit my web site again if their browser reports its a phishing site right?

I have used yandex web master tool (which is like google webmaster) and it reports that malware is on 4 pages. One page is my insanely popular post about unlocking huawei modems. http://www.ruchirablog.com/activating-voice-calling-on-huawei-hspa-modems/ and it contains some files and over half a million users used it and none of them complained it got malware or some types of viruses.

Yandex uses sophos as the partner for this web page analysis and this raises a big question towards the accuracy of spohos!

 

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  • http://marcmagos.com mrmagos

    Well, it’s good to know I’m not the only one whose site is showing up as malware-infested by Yandex. I’m disappointed there’s no real remediation for reporting a false-positive, either.

    • http://www.ruchirablog.com Ruchira

      I have contacted them via email. And after about 2 days they replied saying their bot found a malicious code ( they included it on email) and If I remove it, their bot will remove the warning automatically. And there was no such code on my blog. They are just crazy buggers! I cant believe that Opera is depending on them! :(

    • http://www.ruchirablog.com Ruchira

      hey dude! i checked your site and even my virus guard (avast) is reporting that your web site has a js virus. i think there might be a problem for real on your site!

  • http://howshealth.com dr rajesh

    We are having the similar problem for our health site – howshealth.com … :( dont know how to solve this issue can u please help us in this regard!

    • http://www.ruchirablog.com Ruchira

      contact yandex team register on their web master portal and contact them!

  • Web Design

    Thanks I’d never heard of yandex web master tool.

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