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Twitter Flagged My Blog URL As Containing Malware (How Do I Fix This?)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Donbuffy, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Donbuffy

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    A couple of months ago i had a malware attack on my website and i lost all data, wiped off the whole site moved it to a new server and started afresh. After which i contacted google using webmaster tools to apply for reconsideration to be reindexed which i was after a week, but tried putting a link in my twitter bio and it shows "url contains malware" i sent a mail to twtter support but yet to get a response, its obvious my blog is still blacklisted by anti-virus... How do i fix this, any ideas? aside sucuri?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    You either make a new site and promote that or wait for Twitter's response. I'm afraid there is no other way. Twitter can follow redirects to the root, so 301 redirects won't work.

    That's a general message from Twitter when you try to put a blacklisted url into your bio or try to post it in a tweet. The url doesn't necessary contain any malwares. The same message is shown, when you try to post an url, what you or someone else spammed on Twitter before and got caught by Twitter. These can be perfectly safe sites with no malwares on them. If Twitter suspends a domain for spamming, there's no coming back from that.

    Were you spamming the url though? Or was it ever used on an account, which was suspended?

    If your domain stay blacklisted, one way to sort of "unblacklist" it, if you build a password/captcha protected lander. When people arrive to your LP, they need to enter a password/captcha to continue to your money site. This way Twitter can't get to the root.
     
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    Damn, i hope twitter responds soon enough... cos i contacted sucuri and they said they can remove blacklists for $300/yr
     
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    I'd say wait with that a bit and don't do it just yet. See if Twitter will respond anything in the new year. I'm not entirely sure, that removing your site from those AV blacklists would fix the Twitter issue automatically.
     
  5. Sam Green

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    why a captcha and not just a javascript redirect?
     
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    I guess that should work too, maybe even better, what i mentioned is only one way to do it. I'm not sure if a scheduled redirect would work though, only those javascript redirects are good for this purpose, where the trigger is an event or user action and you do the redirect, when certain condition is met (the user performs any action, what Twitter bots can't).
     
  7. Sam Green

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    you could use the buffer domain to run checks to see if its a bot. there are a massive amount of methods for fingerprinting a user. with a bit of testing you should be able to detect which visitors are the twitter scraper and which are real people.
     
  8. If you are just trying to tweet, just use a URL shortener until your domain is sorted out.
     
  9. Sam Green

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    If what honeybird said about twitter being able to follow 301's is correct thats pretty pointless. All the link shorteners that I know of use 301's