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Malware attacks on servers? what the hell!!

Posted by Zoro32, 10-31-2009, 12:08 PM
Recently, i hosted my domain with two different servers. but both of them were attacked by malwares and viruses. Google also started showing warning like "This site may harm your computer". Now i can't open my site on firefox (it gives security warning)... when i open in explorer , my index page is totally changed. Is there a solution for that??? Which linux server will be best to protect my site from malware attacks. Man! i can't even host my site ,,,

Posted by SwordfishHostingLtd, 10-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Hi There, Google and the like usually only report a site as having malware if enough people report you. I think google have also signed up to stopbadware.org a whle ago which if you get listed on you need to go through their process of getting removed to clear your name! In terms of how this happened and proventing it, it isn't always the server you hosted on that had an issue but perhaps sometimes it can be some programming on your site as well? If I were you before you look at getting removed I'd look and why you are listed. Go through a bit of list of: 1. FTP to your site and see if you can spot any files which shouldn't be there - if they are there then delete them 2. If you do have files there then in all probability your website may have been hacked rather than the server so I'd look closely at any programming you've done / third party scripts you have used. 3. If you are absolutely sure that it's no issue on your site then go through the removals process - it usually doesn't take that long 4. If you are still having issues contacting your hosting company - the've probably seen this thing loads and can help (I know we have!!) If none of that works let me know along with your web address and i'll have a look! Cheers, Jacob Swordfish Hosting

Posted by TheServerExperts, 10-31-2009, 12:32 PM
Sorry to hear about your issues, I can recommend going with CentOS, its a free enterprise linux solution.

Posted by Website Rob, 10-31-2009, 12:49 PM
Sounds to me like your personal computer is infected. Best to run your Anti-virus software. If using Windows boot into Safe mode first; stops any viruses from being able to hide.

Posted by PYDOT, 10-31-2009, 01:10 PM
Your PC is infected with Gumblar which steals your FTP logins.

Posted by Motiv, 10-31-2009, 11:38 PM
Or he has a vulnerability in his web application..?

Posted by (Stephen), 11-01-2009, 08:08 AM
This is really a worthless 'suggestion' these malware attacks are happening on people with weak passwords and compromised passwords regardless of OS, just as many or more happen on linux as on windows.

Posted by net, 11-01-2009, 08:11 AM
Moved > Technical & Security Issues.

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