Warning Signs for “This site could harm your computer“
Browsers today have security features that warn users of malicious websites and alert them to prevent them from becoming unwitting victims. One of the many reasons this built-in protection might flag a site is to protect users from becoming unwitting victims.
- This is a well-known deceptive site (or phishing), that pretends to be a legitimate website to trick users into giving out sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
- This is a well-known site that will try to trick you into installing unneeded software.
- This is an attack site with malware that can infect your computer.
Although the user can ignore the warning and go directly to the flagged site, it is highly discouraged.
What if your website gets a warning that “This site may damage your computer”?
Your website does not fit the criteria. It might. It could be.
How to Fix a Hacked Site
If you haven’t done so already, register your site in Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools). This is a must-do in all cases. It provides useful webmaster tools and verifies that you are the legitimate owner of your website. And it’s completely free. For information about security issues related to your website, please visit the “Security Issues” section once your site has been registered.
After you have removed all malicious code, content, and links from your website, you can submit a request to Google to review it to remove the ” This website may damage your computer” warning.
How to Keep Your Site Safe
Comodo Cybersecurity cWatch provides a managed security service that repairs compromised websites and monitors them to prevent further attacks. Comodo Cybersecurity offers a wide range of features, including managed web application firewall (WAF), SIEM Threat detection, 24/7 SOC, and website hack repair. It also includes vulnerability removal, protection, vulnerability removal, website acceleration, and full blacklist removal. This allows you to detect, respond quickly, and recover from an attack.