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php.net - Malware Warning in Google SERPs

   
9:35 am on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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:

site:php.net

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?
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10:14 am on Oct 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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.

[google.com...]

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)

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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)

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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)

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Glad to be of service, php.net. ;-)
10:02 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The article on El Reg suggested it was just 4 pages.
10:45 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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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