Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Reaper by Graham Smith - 18" x 24" graphite pencil

Hey Folks,

Yesterday, Google told me my website has been hacked, malware has been installed at the root level. Oh Noes!

I immediately found and deleted the offending files, one php file and one folder full of spammy junk. Hats off to Google for giving me the heads up so quickly.

iPower Web, the web host, deemed this the highest priority. A tech specialist, reviewed the site and deemed it clear of malware immediately. There has been, nor will be, any negative impact on visitors to the site. Thanks iPower. Whew.

Today, I requested a review by Google to make sure everything is back to normal, and to remove the super scary warning label pasted across my website. I sure hope it gets removed right away. They claim 24 - 48 hours. Fingers crossed.

This type of thing is very new to me. Is there anything I can do to make sure this won't happen again? What do you do to protect your site?


Friday Night. All Clear. Website is no longer a spam host. Please enjoy.

: )

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