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php.net - Malware Warning in Google SERPs

 9:35 am on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm getting the following message when search results are returned from php.net (I assume this domain is safe to mention!)

Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

How new is this warning message?



 10:05 am on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Mods note: We will make an exception with regards to site mentioning in this particular case

I haven't seen it before, but I have just tried:


and every single SERPs result has "This site may harm your computer".

It could be a real issue (hack) with php.net site or it could be a Google bug - and we know that Google got it wrong with labeling sites before - see this thread from four years ago: Google Glitch Marks all Sites "This site may harm your computer" [webmasterworld.com]

Did you start to see this just today?


 10:14 am on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

I first noticed this about an hour ago.

It was fine yesterday, I am sure, because I was working on a few things last night.


 2:18 pm on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

What is the current listing status for php.net?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.


It seems like a potential bug. Since the site is not listed as suspicious, I suspect their warning system is out of sync. Alternatively, they may still be listed as infected by StopBadware which isn't as transparent.


 3:17 pm on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Check your .htaccess file for any odd additions?


 4:54 pm on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

From what I can see, there is no warning any more when I do a search for site:php.net

Perhaps it was a Google glitch.


 5:06 pm on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

wow...how soon corrective action seem to be taken when reported on webmasterworld!...Looks like a google spider is constantly monitoring threads here :)


 6:23 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Glad to be of service, php.net. ;-)


 10:02 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

The article on El Reg suggested it was just 4 pages.


 10:45 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

If you have been on this site in the last several days I would suggest you cut your connection to the net and do a very through investigation to your machine.

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