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Malware Warning - Another One Coming Soon (maybe)

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 12/06/2012 - 2:50 PM

I can see in my Google dashboard that another malware warning may be coming soon. We're scrambling on our end to get a hold of someone at Google to stop this from happening. It's another false alarm.

You can see other webmasters complaining about this issue here:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/malware--hacked-sites

I'll keep everyone updated, and hopefully, we'll avoid getting flagged this time. This is becoming a real nightmare to deal with.

Sean

 

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Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/06/2012 - 2:51 PM

 

Posted by: Cristophers Dream Artistry on 12/06/2012 - 3:06 PM

bummer.....no fun!!


Good Luck with that Sean!.....keep up the good work

 

Posted by: Billy Griffis Jr on 12/06/2012 - 3:09 PM

Thanks, I hope we don't get hit again...

Your link doesn't work, everything after the # sign shows here as text. I had to use the existing part, then copy & paste the rest in behind it to get to the page.

This is a never ending battle. I've been a member and moderator on another forum for a long time, although I mostly lurk these days, and they're having loads of trouble too but mostly with spammers. A couple of days ago we had 35 posts from one new user, all spam. As far as I now though no malware warnings but I've seen plenty of those on other sites too.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/06/2012 - 3:20 PM

is there a way to prevent them? like cutting out certain abilities we have like either connecting to outside sites, or to known malware sites?


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Adam Romanowicz on 12/06/2012 - 3:24 PM

I can only imagine they picked up some cached content somewhere... Good times, especially around the holidays.

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/06/2012 - 3:36 PM

If we do get the google malware warning, would it be possible to put a message on the home page or whatever the first page a potential customer will see, that explains what the issue so they do not think the site is infected so they will either continue to shop or come back when then warning is gone. As it is now, they just think they site is infected or some spam site and do not come back.

 

Posted by: Karin Kuhlmann on 12/06/2012 - 3:38 PM

Thanks for the alarm Sean, Google can be a pain. Yesterday I could not login to my Webmaster-Account because the robot couldn't find the site-verification...although it was clearly always there! I keep my fingers crossed that all turns out good!

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 12/06/2012 - 3:47 PM

Once Google flags us as "dangerous", there is nothing that we can do except wait for them to review the site again and determine that we are indeed "safe".

Visitors never actually make it to FAA. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. all pop up a giant warning and stop the visitor from ever arriving at FAA.

Since they never make it to FAA, there is no way for me to pop up a message to calm their fears. We're totally at the mercy of Google on this one. There is no way to contact a human being over there, and even though I've posted a request for help in their discussion forum on this subject matter...

There's very little hope that anyone is going to respond. We're at the mercy of their automated program.

Sean

 

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 12/06/2012 - 3:48 PM

Thank you for the heads up Sean!!!

 

Posted by: Karin Kuhlmann on 12/06/2012 - 3:57 PM

But Sean, please keep in mind that some of us make promotions at this time, with direct links from e-mail campaigns, or advertising on FB, Google+, their homepages etc. They will arrive directly at FAA...and when then the browser blocks...???

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/06/2012 - 3:59 PM

Thanks for letting us know!

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/06/2012 - 4:01 PM

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/06/2012 - 4:05 PM

Maybe something to consider for the after fact if this does occur is to consider posting a message on the homepage explaining the situation and offer the apologies of FAA and the artists that make up FAA. And offer a 10% or 15% discount code off the materials cost good until December 25th. Sort of like what the airlines do when there are issues that impact customers, even issues that are out of their control like weather issues. Could be seen as a show of good will and maybe generate some additional sales over the remaining days leading up to Christmas and make up for any lost sales or money spent on ads that were impacted by the malware warnings and down time. Just a suggestion.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/06/2012 - 4:08 PM

Being at the mercy of an arbitrary, unreachable power-that-be is completely frustrating. Thanks for the link to that forum. We are not alone obviously. Thanks for the heads-up. I mean, we at faa are not alone with this problem at google.

I know the feeling.

 

Posted by: Michelle Calkins on 12/06/2012 - 5:22 PM

Crossing fingers!

 

Posted by: Mo T on 12/06/2012 - 5:28 PM

Thank You for sharing this bad news...I'm so sorry You have to deal with this kind of stuff over and over again...It sucks for everyone...Take Care Sean and keep up the good work :)

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/06/2012 - 5:49 PM

 

Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 12/06/2012 - 6:46 PM

thanks for the heads up Sean.

 

Posted by: Joy McKenzie on 12/06/2012 - 8:13 PM

I think putting up a warning that malware was coming to this site 'soon' would make people get off the site and run for the hills immediately. I don't think explaining it would work since not everyone is computer savvy and not everyone would understand that in essence, it's more of a nuisance than something damaging to the computer you happen to be using. Just my opinion.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 12/06/2012 - 9:23 PM


Thanks for the update.

 

Posted by: Dan Carmichael on 12/06/2012 - 9:59 PM

Good luck, Sean... with Google.

You must understand - they are the Borg. You cannot reason or communicate with them. You can only hope they assimilate someone else before they assimilate you.

To paraphrase STNG: "We are the Google. Your are irrelevant."

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 12/06/2012 - 10:00 PM

I wonder what happened to "Don't be evil?"

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 12/07/2012 - 3:43 AM

Sean, I just got the red flag from ESET. :( I'm sorry to impart this information.

 

Posted by: ANA MARIA EDULESCU on 12/07/2012 - 4:53 AM

Thanks for the information, Sean.

 

Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 12/07/2012 - 8:58 AM

Thanks for the heads up, Sean. Hopefully this one blows over quick and you can come to some kind of permanent solution to prevent future issues.

 

Posted by: Patti Trostle on 12/07/2012 - 9:25 AM

Thanks so much for letting us know Sean.

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/07/2012 - 5:30 PM

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/07/2012 - 5:40 PM

do we know what day this will be?


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Shasta Eone on 12/07/2012 - 5:44 PM



Sean

This information is so greatly appreciated as it helps greatly for understanding better the frustration you must experience when this occurs.

Thank you so much.

 

Posted by: Rich Franco on 12/07/2012 - 6:20 PM

Sean,

Give yourself a Gold Star! First time being "proactive"!

Thanks!

Rich

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/08/2012 - 9:59 AM

today is the day it seems. the artist website shows an attack, or at least my mikesavad.com address does.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/08/2012 - 1:19 PM

I have not had one as of yet.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/08/2012 - 1:28 PM

it's weird that it only seems to be effecting my name. i checked with my provider, i have an actual website there and it's not affected, yet the name redirected to here, is affected, rather odd. and kind of annoying. i asked google to clear it. nothing is wrong on my side, google even claims 90 days of nothingness, so i don't know what's going on.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/08/2012 - 1:33 PM

I am fine with both FAA and my aw site. I just checked mikesavad.com and that looks good to me here too.

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 12/08/2012 - 1:59 PM

Mike, I had no warnings when visiting your website at all. I am not even getting them from FAA anymore. All seems clear on my end.

 

Posted by: Phyllis Beiser on 12/08/2012 - 8:56 PM

Got a few warnings on Kaspersky, said trojans then inactive, whatever inactive means...Happened just as I was logging in. Perhaps it's the competition!!!

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/08/2012 - 9:40 PM

maybe google cleared it. it's like they are playing games over there. if the logs show clear for 90 days, why should one small thing set off an alarm? it makes no sense.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/09/2012 - 8:50 AM

I have still not received any warnings this time around at all. So hoping it stays that way!

 

Posted by: Richard Rizzo on 12/09/2012 - 3:38 PM

neither have I, unless of course it occurred between my logins.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/09/2012 - 4:15 PM

so far my name has been cleared again. i wish it would stop warning people and i did yell at google, i'm sure they didn't care. and it still remains a mystery to this day why it was flagged at all.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/09/2012 - 8:49 PM

Richard that is a thought.

 

Posted by: Julie Grandfield on 12/11/2012 - 8:48 AM

While working on FAA last night, my laptop was actually infected by malware, which got past the firewalls and anti-virus software. I just got off the phone with the IT folk at my company. It took them a couple hours to get my computer functional again. So, it appears there is something actually going on.

 

Posted by: Michael Peychich on 12/11/2012 - 8:54 AM

Julie, are you sure it was from FAA or just activated during that time?

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/11/2012 - 9:05 AM

FAA has been checked and there are no viruses on this site

 

Posted by: Joshua House on 12/11/2012 - 10:30 AM

There may not be a virus, but when I logged in this morning (and only had FAA running) avast tried to warn me about something from a site called long music dot com (that's not the url obviously). So that's coming from what? Yet another iframe?

 

Posted by: Julie Grandfield on 12/11/2012 - 11:13 AM

I can't be sure that the malware I experienced last night came from FAA, or if it just coincidentally popped up while I was on the site.

 

Posted by: Lee Dos Santos on 12/11/2012 - 11:31 AM

It sucks that google has this kind of power over us. Great work Sean and Beth, keep it up!

 

Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 12/12/2012 - 10:43 PM

So.... I just got a Malware Warning. Is this the starting of the threat that was predicted?

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/12/2012 - 11:08 PM

Everything is fine on my end - both FAA and my AW site.

 

Posted by: Glenn McCarthy Art and Photography on 12/12/2012 - 11:41 PM

I had just signed in through Firefox when the message popped up.

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/14/2012 - 6:58 PM

Started to get the warning on FAA and AW. Also clicking on addition info on

that warning page from Google Chrome that was an interesting read.

 

Posted by: Lance Vaughn on 12/14/2012 - 7:00 PM

Just got the malware warning on Chrome. :/

 

Posted by: Patricia Henderson on 12/14/2012 - 7:00 PM

I got a malware warning on my blog because I have a a FAA widget on there. Also couldn't get on to FAA on chrome.

 

Posted by: Jeffrey Campbell on 12/14/2012 - 7:00 PM

Google Chrome has informed me that there is malware on the site.

 

Posted by: David Morefield on 12/14/2012 - 7:02 PM

I have a screenshot of the warning that I am getting.

Why Google? Why?

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/14/2012 - 7:02 PM

ok so now we get it, so it's like a week ahead. so annoying. hopefully they'll fix it overnight - over in google land.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Blair Wainman on 12/14/2012 - 7:02 PM

I got a warning both from Firefox and from Google I took screenshots of the warning! Not good!

 

Posted by: Jenny Rainbow on 12/14/2012 - 7:03 PM

I've just got the malware caution on Google Chrome..

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 12/14/2012 - 7:04 PM

Yes - this is it. I've submitted to have Google re-evalute the site.

Once they do and we come back as clean, the malware warning will be removed. Based on my past experience with Google, it may be another 3 - 4 hours before that happens.

You can use Internet Explorer until then... but trust me, I fully understand that this has a devastating effect on sales. We're working with Google to make sure that this never happens again.

Sean

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/14/2012 - 7:06 PM

This is what I get when I clicked on reading more info on Chrome
Read Has this site hosted malware?......the answer was NO over the last 90 day
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for fineartamerica.com

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

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 12 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 23048 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 118 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-14, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-12.
Malicious software includes 12 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 6 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 13 domain(s), including buyoya.pro/, denopebaka.longmusic.com/, parasia.pro/.

This site was hosted on 4 network(s) including AS32400 (HWSERVICES), AS16509 (AMAZON), AS14618 (AMAZON).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, fineartamerica.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Updated 7 hours ago
Google - Google Home

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/14/2012 - 7:07 PM

Did not see Sean's post before I copied the above

 

Posted by: Anne Lacy on 12/14/2012 - 7:09 PM

I was able to get into FAA through the advanced settings in Google..... Funny thing is, if you look at the details under advanced settings... Google says there has been no Malware found on this site. Why then do they block it? ...

.....Sighs..ok..guess I am trying to be logical..and maybe I should not be :) , ...Good Luck Sean!

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/14/2012 - 7:10 PM

Thanks Sean, for the update

 

Posted by: Peter Piatt on 12/14/2012 - 7:16 PM

It's here, It's here, just got notified when I checked in.

 

Posted by: Thomas Schoeller on 12/14/2012 - 7:17 PM

Firefox just WARNED me of doom

 

Posted by: Charles Kozierok on 12/14/2012 - 7:18 PM

"You can use Internet Explorer until then... but trust me, I fully understand that this has a devastating effect on sales. We're working with Google to make sure that this never happens again."

If you're successful, please let us know how you did it... I would love to know!

 

Posted by: Bradley Clay on 12/14/2012 - 7:23 PM

Safari pops the warning every thing I click on,

Firefox just did it once, and let me override and select a button that said this site is ok, and I can function on here for now without interruption until its fixed.

--Brad

 

Posted by: Jeff Kolker on 12/14/2012 - 7:24 PM

Glad to know things are being worked on....

 

Posted by: Kelly Anderson on 12/14/2012 - 7:25 PM

From my diagnostic page this one was caused because other domains hosted on the same network as FAA were delivering malware. There are an amazing number of bad domains hosted on the same network as FAA. It may be time to look into moving to a hosting service that runs on a more reputable network.

 

Posted by: Anne Norskog on 12/14/2012 - 7:25 PM

I just got nailed with this warning on Google Chrome! Had to sign in with AOL.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/14/2012 - 7:26 PM

if that's the case, on the plus side, most use explorer because they don't know how to install anything else. so maybe there is still some hope. though considering these things are predictable google should have some way to let you know in advance to prevent it. rather than just warn people, it's bad for them too - people will just learn to ignore the warning.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/14/2012 - 7:27 PM

"Reported Attack Site" when I logged in.............cheerio

 

Posted by: Fabian Cardon on 12/14/2012 - 7:28 PM

has this happend before? and if so why does it happen? :s

 

Posted by: Lawrence Supino on 12/14/2012 - 7:28 PM

just got one with gooogle browser

 

Posted by: Fabian Cardon on 12/14/2012 - 7:29 PM

I'm using chrome too and yep also get it a few times now

 

Posted by: Anne Rodkin on 12/14/2012 - 7:32 PM

I reported it in the bugs forum a little while ago.

 

Posted by: Joy McKenzie on 12/14/2012 - 7:33 PM

I got the site attack warning (Firefox) but went ahead and clicked on the button that said "Why was this site given a warning?" and saw that FAA was basically clean and not the originator of the malware, but it had been attacked 12 times in the past 90 days. So I went ahead and clicked on Let Me In Anyway...

Yes, it's very unfortunate to have this going on right now, at this particular time of the year. But nothing we can do until GOOGLE gives Sean the all-clear. :(

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/14/2012 - 7:43 PM

You can turn off the malware warning in your browser preferences - at least with Safari - and then you don't get the stupid warning.

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/14/2012 - 7:44 PM

BTW - my AW site is fine - its just FAA

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/14/2012 - 7:53 PM



. . Aloha Sean . . I am receiving the red alert malware notification through chrome here as well as on my www.sharonmau.com personal website which is really alarming and a serious issue for me today . . I really don't want to have to remove all my FAA links from my personal website due this problem . . I have my work published on several websites yet Fine Art America is my primary and most important storefront and on my personal website I link my work with most everything pointed here to my folio on http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com and the red flag appears there as well . . I also am an affiliate through many international companies . . For my family and friends and fans and viewers as well as my affiliates I am deeply concerned of the enormous and potentially long term negative impact this could have on my website's credibility . . I took a screenshot and just sent Beth a private message with the attachment . . I understand you're busy . really I do . . yet I need your help and if you can please speak with Beth about the attachment I just sent her via message here on FAA with any advice for me today it would be so very much appreciated . . thank you in advance . . Sharon Mau 1452HST 14 December 2012

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/14/2012 - 7:57 PM

Sharon I already answered this. Google know and will have it removed within a couple of hours. We cannot say anything different as that is all we know.

If you need to remove the links, please do. Totally understandable

We are all in the same position

 

Posted by: Lara Ellis on 12/14/2012 - 8:06 PM

I got the warning too but was able to get here going through IE 9 and bing. What does Google have against us anyways? :-(

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 12/14/2012 - 8:07 PM

I've asked this question several times, and never gotten an answer, that I'm aware of:
Why are users still allowed to enter code (like iframe) which will cause this problem?
Is it absolutely necessary to allow users to do so? If so, why?
Please explain in detail why this has not been done, or is not a practical solution.

Here are threads where I have asked this question (in various forms) without a specific response:
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=942989
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=943527

(I think twice on each thread!)

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/14/2012 - 8:18 PM

Is it just FAA or AW that are impacted as well?

 

Posted by: Lara Ellis on 12/14/2012 - 8:19 PM

It's artist websites as well. I tried that when I couldn't get in to FAA and it was blocked as well. :-(

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/14/2012 - 8:20 PM

Oh that sucks and I have promos running pointing to my AW.

 

Posted by: Lara Ellis on 12/14/2012 - 8:21 PM

Me too. Been posting things on FB and twitter :(

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/14/2012 - 8:24 PM

My AW site is OK on my end - its just FAA for me

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/14/2012 - 8:25 PM

My AW is getting the same malware warning.....

 

Posted by: Mark Van den dries on 12/14/2012 - 8:38 PM

Good to know your on it!

 

Posted by: Paul Ward on 12/14/2012 - 8:41 PM

Its here- have to come in a different way - but I can get in.

 

Posted by: David Lane on 12/14/2012 - 8:46 PM

this is beyond bad. I talk my customer around the warning we try to place an order and there are multiple selections from other artist in the cart. We fix that and go to checkout and the totals are 0. We tried for almost an hour and my customer gave up. This is not the way to run a business!\

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/14/2012 - 9:00 PM


Beth . . . 'ae . yes . I know . I am simply posting my thoughts on this and how it is impacting me just as everyone else is .
And I don't want to dismantle my personal website . .

When I check my email and open anything from FAA and see all the small thumbnail images are small red x's or empty blank links I know there is trouble again and usually I simply work on one of my other websites . . for I don't want to touch anything, not my own portfolio or groups and I certainly don't want to risk something being lost or interfered with or "deleted" during the "down" time . . I simply don't touch anything . . .

This is his business so I am certain Sean is all over it already by the time I have noticed the problem so I simply wait for the all clear . . usually I don't visit the forums too much for with all the members posting constantly it could be overwhelming I am sure . . I never complain . it isn't in my nature and I wouldn't want to create any extra stress to an already stressful situation . . He knows . . there are probably many sleepless nights while Sean works on solving this issue . . I have faith in him . . and so I wait . . When my inbox is full of messages from this forum I know it is best to go out and work in my garden or step off the grid and go to the beach or whatever . . and when I return I monitor these discussions in my personal email inbox for an all clear before proceeding and logging in . . We have many days and weeks of relative calm normal smooth sailing . . and then suddenly out of nowhere it seems it starts all over again . . it is certainly perplexing and very annoying . .


As I stated earlier Fine Art America is my primary and most important website and I promote it everywhere . . so it is important for all of us I believe to try and help put out the fire . .
As a matter of fact I don't talk about this on facebook . or anywhere else for that matter . .
That which we focus on we give power to
So for all my family and friends, customers and visitors everything is fine as far as what they hear from me for I don't talk about it or any negative issues to help preserve the integrity of the site as much as possible, and no one has ever inquired about this issue to me personally .

Also as I wrote in a private message to you just a few minutes ago . . so many people around the world probably will never believe it is a false warning. That deep bright red malware alert page is certainly intimidating and I'll always remember the first time I saw the red flag . . I almost leaped out of my chair. It really scared me and I immediately backed out and ran a complete and full security sweep on my pc . . I still do just in case . . every time I log off . .

The negative impact for us as members is huge, I know we are all concerned about it . . and for Sean as the owner as well I am sure he is really upset about it just as much as we are . . I've never seen anything like this on any other website . . ever . . it is so unusual and I wish there was a way to stop it for good so the red flag never happened again . .
And I would also like to point out that I along with most everyone else present I am sure certainly appreciates everything being done to resolve this issue . . Aloha

 

Posted by: Eileen Patten Oliver on 12/14/2012 - 9:19 PM

Guess what happens right now if I try to access FAA via Chrome. Yep. Malware warning. Fortunately I just used Internet Explorer and got in OK. Hopefully any potential customers will do the same. :/

Ooops sorry.... I see it's being addressed.

 

Posted by: Thomas Young on 12/14/2012 - 9:37 PM

I got a malware warning just a couple of minutes ago! Was able to get here by clicking on advanced and clicking to continue to this site! Bummer!

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/14/2012 - 9:41 PM

It is lost in the skip so making it bold so newcomers see it :)

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 12/14/2012 - 7:04 PM



Yes - this is it. I've submitted to have Google re-evalute the site.

Once they do and we come back as clean, the malware warning will be removed. Based on my past experience with Google, it may be another 3 - 4 hours before that happens.

You can use Internet Explorer until then... but trust me, I fully understand that this has a devastating effect on sales. We're working with Google to make sure that this never happens again.

Sean

 

Posted by: Garnett Jaeger on 12/14/2012 - 9:50 PM

Thanks Sean Elizabeth!!!

 

Posted by: Garnett Jaeger on 12/14/2012 - 9:50 PM

Thanks Sean and Elizabeth!!!

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/14/2012 - 11:23 PM

 

Posted by: Merv Scoble on 12/14/2012 - 11:48 PM

Google is just too powerful.

Take it or leave it but this is food for thought!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv-G79DIY7k

 

Posted by: Douglas Barnard on 12/14/2012 - 11:54 PM

I have noticed a significant decline in visitors since this Google block issue became apparent. Problem is once a potential customer has shied away from visiting the site they are unlikely to ever get back.........there are just too many choices for them out there.Seems like most visitors nowadays are fellow artists and very little of the general public. Google will have a significant impact on our business if their claims of malware is unfounded..............class action suit????? Anyone lawyers in the community?????...........................Just kidding , however, economically not a good situation to be in for us artists

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for fineartamerica.com

What is the current listing status for fineartamerica.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 14 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 23212 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 132 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-14, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-14.
Malicious software includes 15 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 6 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 16 domain(s), including nitawah.changeip.name/, buyoya.pro/, denopebaka.longmusic.com/.

This site was hosted on 4 network(s) including AS32400 (HWSERVICES), AS16509 (AMAZON), AS14618 (AMAZON).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, fineartamerica.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.

 

Posted by: DiDi Higginbotham on 12/14/2012 - 11:55 PM

I just got a flag. Chose to ignore it and report.

 

Posted by: Charles Kozierok on 12/15/2012 - 12:01 AM

I noticed the message has changed. A few hours ago it said the site was not listed as suspicious but had been in the past. Now it says the site is currently listed as suspicious.

 

Posted by: Kenneth Albin on 12/15/2012 - 12:14 AM

It would be a nice gesture fro FAA if they would take 25% off of their end of the profits for a limited period so we could offer a larger discount on our sales to try to regain consumer sales. This is a killer for us.

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 12:20 AM



. @ Merv . . your video link is certainly interesting . . . .

 

Posted by: Rory Sagner on 12/15/2012 - 12:26 AM

I just got the following message when trying to login to my Artist website which no longer says "suspected" but now says "A KNOWN MALWARE DISTRIBUTOR."

This is a different message than the one I saw the last time.

"Danger: Malware Ahead!

Google Chrome has blocked access to this page on rory-sagner.artistwebsites.com.

Content from fineartamerica.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware."

By the way, the google warning is showing up on Explorer as well.

 

Posted by: Gary Whitton on 12/15/2012 - 12:29 AM

 

Posted by: Rory Sagner on 12/15/2012 - 12:32 AM

By the way, Douglas, I don't think a class action lawsuit or at least the mention of a possible one, is a bad idea at all. Maybe Google would be a little more careful about doing this when sites are clean if they knew they'd be sued for it?

 

Posted by: Merle Ann Loman on 12/15/2012 - 12:43 AM

Ticks me off. Thanks for posting. I have had a heck of a time getting on my site and are my patrons having trouble? I use a link to my FAA site on lots of places! What the heck. Not a good thing here.

 

Posted by: Charline Xia on 12/15/2012 - 12:49 AM

I just got this Attack Site Warning again.

 

Posted by: Paul Cowan on 12/15/2012 - 12:51 AM

ME to - on Firefox, and Google refused to allow me to log in at all, I had to use an address from my cache to get here.

 

Posted by: Shanina Conway on 12/15/2012 - 1:11 AM

So glad it appears to sorted now. Earlier today I just couldn't on with the Google Chrome warnings, wish the person responsible would take up knitting or crochet and leave FAA alone;)

 

Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 12/15/2012 - 1:12 AM

Ok now but I saw it too on Safari for some hours. What's the point in doing marketing if people potentially get these messages when we bring them here This will spread around. I've never seen these kinds of warnings on other major sites with lots of traffic and uploads. I know it's out of the hands of FAA once it gets to this, but something should be done about it ( removing iframes or what else needs to be done, as I heard that that was the source the first time ).

 

Posted by: Dan Turner on 12/15/2012 - 1:17 AM

"What's the point in doing marketing if people potentially get these messages when we bring them here"

The point of marketing is to send them to your website, not here. If they want to buy something, you link to here. If "here" goes down the tubes or becomes otherwise unreliable, the traffic still goes to your site and you simply change the links to the store.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 12/15/2012 - 1:28 AM

Dan, you are pretty contradictive in what you're saying. Are you getting paid for your silly comments and advice ... and for changing your mind so quickly (If not, then why are you doing it?) ?

e.g.
Dan Turner Quote:
The site is blocked on my smartphone and my desktop. I bypass the warnings because Sean said it is safe to do so. But if you don't frequent the forum, who in their right mind would ignore a giant red warning like that?

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 12/15/2012 - 1:29 AM

Philip, if you click on any image on my website there is a link to the image here - also a link direct to my artist website - that's what Dan means. It does work.

http://www.romanovna.com/

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 12/15/2012 - 1:34 AM


For all the the other visitors who don't know about this (which is the majority) it doesn't work. :- (
They are left out in the rain. It's as simple as that.

 

Posted by: Dan Turner on 12/15/2012 - 1:37 AM

Christine, my comments are congruent with one another. There is no change of position. Try again.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 12/15/2012 - 1:39 AM


...Try again
Same goes for you, Dan. You seem to cheer for everything that's 'IN' right now in what ever "circles". Just because you're cheering doesn't necessarily mean that that's the right thing to do. Think about it, better sooner than later.

Yah, yah, I already know your answer ... no need to post it.

 

Posted by: Joann Vitali on 12/15/2012 - 1:56 AM

Seems to be ok now, at least with Safari. Am able to log in with no warning.

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 2:59 AM

. . the red flag malware warning appears to be gone now . . at least for now . .

Philip . . I feel the same way . . I've been marketing continuously for several weeks more so than usual trying to generate revenue . and as I said above I too have never seen this on any other website . . ever . . so I am certain there is some serious impact to everyone . . not only for us as members but for Sean too . . this affects us all as we all know . .

Zeana . yours is set up very much the same way as mine . . I post smaller low res images with embedded links most of which directly point to my folio http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com . when a visitor clicks on an image it opens on a new page . . And I am relieved to see the google red flag is gone now . . I hope it stays that way . .


Dan . . I agree . . . when this was happening today it directly affected my personal website http://www.sharonmau.com
which by the way is new and still being developed . . because of the links back here . . but the point is that what you are saying is true . . when this problem affects our personal website if we choose we could simply remove the links to solve the issue . . I made no changes today and hopefully this problem has not cost me any sales . .

I am interested in hearing a status update from Sean . .

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 6:34 AM

Not ok for me on Firefox. Just got another warning after having one earlier on in the day. :/

 

Posted by: Terry Rowe on 12/15/2012 - 6:39 AM

Red flag appears to be gone from Firefox, but I'm worried about all the promotions I did that looked like I was sending my friends / family / and customers to an "attack" site. Guess I need to get moving to set up my own web site.

 

Posted by: Karin Kuhlmann on 12/15/2012 - 6:41 AM

After I noticed that artists who link to FAA had red flags too I have just another thought:
...could it be that there's a possible connection between some of these hotlinked images and the malware warnings from Google? I know for sure that in the past thousands of FAA-images have been misused to drive traffic to sites that spread malware...directly hotlinked to FAA!

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 12/15/2012 - 7:05 AM

Is there a way to know that the site is clean and this won't happen again or do we just keep saying it is google's issue and every 2 weeks or so this is going to happen? Like Sharon said earlier, I don't seem to see this happening to any other site i go to on a daily basis. It's potential lost sales, wasted money spent on promos, and wasted time spent with customers who then get turned off when I send them a link to purchase and they see the malware warning.

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 7:21 AM


. . it concerns me too John . .


hmmm . . . thousands? Karin . . what you suggest certainly has nothing to do with what I was discussing . . when I publish a small version low res copy of one my images on my personal website at sharonmau.com the link I add is for my work here on FAA . . such as this one http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com/featured/1-journey-of-discovery-sharon-mau.html . . or this http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com/featured/hookipa-maui-north-shore-hawaii-sharon-mau.html it is simply a website URL . . my own personal URL to my artistwebsites profile . . . my personal website was flagged by google tonight by default or by association so to speak because it has links to my portfolio here on FAA . . they are connected and legitimately so . . once Sean resolved the issue this evening the red flag disappeared from FAA and my personal website as well . . . so . . I must say I don't really like your implication . .



 

Posted by: Karin Kuhlmann on 12/15/2012 - 7:54 AM

Sharon I totally understand. All my images from my own websites are linked to FAA and to my AW too.

I just was trying to take another approach. There have been thousands of images been hijacked in the past through hotlinking directly from Google Image searches to drive traffic to dubious sites..a lot of them spread malware. I know that for sure because I was directly concerned. And I know that it concerned other FAA members as well. I do not mention this because I want to blame anyone...but I'm seriously asking if there could be a possible connection "seen with the eyes of a G-bot" because these images are directly linked back to the FAA server.

 

Posted by: Joy Bradley DiNardo Designs on 12/15/2012 - 8:07 AM

I got hit with a red page warning while I was on FAA last night.....ran a full security...was able to get on FAA this morning........


Although it happened again this morning when I clicked on to the Green Contest.........any suggestions?????

 

Posted by: Genevieve Esson on 12/15/2012 - 8:25 AM

I can log in okay now without the red flag warning. i could not log in last night at all on Safari, and I have a Mac. The only way I could get in was
by the Discussion thread link I follow in my email. I could not get in on this discussion last night. I kept getting kicked out because of the malware.
So glad that annoying bugger is gone. Hope it stays away for good.
Thank you Sean for all of your hard work!
~Genevieve Esson

 

Posted by: Thomas Schoeller on 12/15/2012 - 8:37 AM

I second what John Rizzuto just published. Firefox jumped all over me this morning with the warnings and somehow I was left looking at a strange webpage with my publicity photo visible surrounded by a bunch of html. It's not me so much that I worry about accessing my webpage, but my clients! I have 2 other webpages I back link to HERE when they wish to consummate a purchase, only to make it appear that I'm attempting to hack their computer with malicious software.

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 8:40 AM

. . yes . . it happened to me as well Karin . . at least it was something similar . . I google myself as well as my titles etc. . continuously to monitor google search results . . and some of them that impacted me were so-called "affiliates" and I had to start a war to get them removed from my rss feeds . . One I had to move my work to a new album collection and delete the album to disconnect the feed they had attached to me . . it is so seriously annoying . . but these are two different subjects . . and Sean told us in the beginning that this problem began because of a malicious iframe someone in Europe had embedded on their biography here on FAA . . . . @ Thomas . . right . . this concerns me as well . . here on Maui it is 0342 and I will be signing off soon after featuring a few more members in my groups . . it seems it is late here and early for many of you . . so . good morning :)

 

Posted by: Lara Ellis on 12/15/2012 - 9:36 AM

Mine seems to be working fine on google chrome today....fingers and toes crossed.

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/15/2012 - 9:51 AM

 

Posted by: Regina Valluzzi on 12/15/2012 - 11:07 AM

I've been clicking "Ignore" then telling Firefox that it isn't an attack site. Firefox then takes me to the very annoying and smarmy "but it might be because we know better than you" page. (Please! I was LISPING while FF's founders were still lisping out their first words)

Google's page telling us why this was listed as an attack site shows stats:
no malware found on site,
no malicious downloads reported,
perfectly clean for last 60 days etc.

So is this a Google problem?

 

Posted by: Dan Turner on 12/15/2012 - 1:36 PM

The site is red-flagged again for me. There are contradictory messages from Google when I click "Why is this site blocked?" As Regina noted, the site is listed as clean in the first line, then this:

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 23397 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 132 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-15, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-14.

Malicious software includes 15 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 6 new process(es) on the target machine.


Regardless of the clean notice, Google thinks we're still infected.

 

Posted by: Cristophers Dream Artistry on 12/15/2012 - 1:47 PM

I'm still getting them too, so most likely so are potential buyers. :(

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/15/2012 - 1:50 PM

I have not had one come up since late yesterday evening or could have been we early morning hours..

 

Posted by: Kenneth Albin on 12/15/2012 - 2:50 PM

Still getting the "death warning" page. This is very embarassing when I try to post a link to a FAA photo on Facebook. No one goes to the FAA site and I can't blame them. They think I am trying to put a virus on their computer. I took down all of the recent link posts to FAA until this is fixed. This is a complete disaster for sales at Christmas.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/15/2012 - 3:01 PM

I had this yesterday and today, but not for a couple of hours. Does that mean it is okay if others continue to get this message. Hope my virus software would catch anything of concern.

 

Posted by: Dazzle Zazz on 12/15/2012 - 3:31 PM

Dear Sean,

I have spent the last month prepping for a first of the year launch to hundreds of my interior designer/ design field contacts/clients with my redesigned personal site and all my work hosted on FAA primarily to simplify and reduce the amount of time I spend coordinating printing.

So unfortunately because of this problem, today I started looking for other places to host my work instead of FAA. It is TOTALLY unacceptable unless this is completely addressed ASAP and we are given information on how the problem was solved and how the changes will prevent it from happening in the future.

Sorry if this sounds harsh, it isn't personal, it's business. If your business is selling prints on a secure website, then your website needs to be secure, ALWAYS secure!

Anticipating your update on the situation.

DZ

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 3:58 PM

Sorry........just now...........received Attack Site,,,,,,,,, Red warning............enough to put you off........I know it's wrong, so I ignored it.....but.......say no more..........

There is a box one can click on, which states "This isn't an attack site", (within the red banner), but when one clicks, it goes to a bigger warning about this site/google.....horrible!!!

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 12/15/2012 - 4:41 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but I am not real clear on what this topic is about.

A first-timer to these issues has no clue. It is a though you all are talking in some secret tongue or you all are in on an inside joke that I am not privy to.

Is Google flagging some websites as potential threats inappropriately? Is FAA one of these afflicted sites? There is nothing on my computer screen (no warnings, etc.) that indicate anything of the sort. Is the problem resolved? Still ongoing? Unknown?

Again, surprisingly perhaps, I am a stranger to all this.



 

Posted by: Regina Valluzzi on 12/15/2012 - 4:41 PM

Yes Viv, that would be the smarmy "what the h#$@ do you users know about malware" page.

Dan - this is weird. When I checked to Google page it was clean clean clean and clear top to bottom. Nothing about any processes or malware downloaded at all. Google needs to be burped?

 

Posted by: Shanina Conway on 12/15/2012 - 5:02 PM

It's fine today, Google Chrome isn't throwing up any warnings, thanks Sean;)

Robert, last month and yesterday Google Chrome, (I'm not sure about other browsers) was throwing up a warning window if you pointed your browser to FAA with a message the site might contain Malware or was hacked. Seems it was a problem with an iframe or something. Everything is fine now.

 

Posted by: Jayne Wilson on 12/15/2012 - 5:19 PM

Yes, Google seems to have flagged FAA as a potentially dangerous site. I got the warning in Firefox today and yesterday.

 

Posted by: Margaret Saheed on 12/15/2012 - 5:42 PM

Safari is fine today. It was only a problem for a few hours yesterday (Melbourne time).

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/15/2012 - 6:03 PM

Please can everyone clean out their browser cache if they are still getting this. New visitors should not see this at all, and I understand this has been cleared for a long time now

 

Posted by: Allen Glass on 12/15/2012 - 6:25 PM

There's another issue to worry about for some members with personal websites. I have one that I use to display photos and other details, but not to sell prints. However, I naturally had a link to my FAA site for those who want to buy one. I also don't visit or change my website that much. When I happened to browse it, and went to the page that had the link back to FAA, I got the same warning and block from Google to that page.

Google listed a number of steps to take "immediately," such as taking the site offline, quarantining it, do a full scan of my own computer, unlinking everything pointing to and from FAA, and then notifying Google with their Webmaster Tools option to have them review the fixes. That pretty much killed my friday night of fun and games. My site is now up and running OK. But I'm honestly afraid to link back to FAA for a long period of no problems.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 7:17 PM

Cleaned out cache, still seeing 'attack site' , firefox,IE9, what will the neighbours think...............this is really alarming....anyone who visits gets this notice, of course you know that, but - they don't know what's happening !

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 7:22 PM

I also just cleaned out cache and my husband did a few other things. Firefox is still showing the malware warning, plus I've noticed FAA isn't loading pages very well.

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 7:22 PM

duplicate

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 7:24 PM

What did your husband do, Amy, lol ??? Shame about google.........it's a conspiracy perhaps.......I have two emails to answer via our facility, and then, afraid to return for a while....no sleep for anybody, except the damned !

 

Posted by: David Morefield on 12/15/2012 - 7:24 PM

All seems to be fine on my end, although a little slow at times.

I appreciate the work that Sean had to put in last night, I run a few websites myself and sometimes Google can be a real PITA at times.

 

Posted by: Mark Tisdale on 12/15/2012 - 7:25 PM

With the folks above. I cleaned out my cache, history, etc. Even shut down and restarted my browser. I still get the warning, so I'm sure there are still customers getting it. I'm fine with clicking past it, but people who are less comfortable probably are just going away.

PS: latest version of Firefox on a mac.

 

Posted by: Jeffrey Campbell on 12/15/2012 - 7:27 PM

No issues here all day with Google Chrome.

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 7:28 PM

Mark, same here. Did everything you mentioned.

Vivian, I'm not sure what he did. lol He's the IT guy around here... I just let him have at it. Nothing he's done has helped.

 

Posted by: Melody Cleary on 12/15/2012 - 7:30 PM

Glad I got here with Google Chrome - I see there's a problem for everyong.. I still get the red box warning using Mozilla F.

 

Posted by: Melody Cleary on 12/15/2012 - 7:32 PM

Now I'm in with Mozilla F

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 7:38 PM

Had to resort to using my mobile just to post here in the forum. Keep getting time out errors on different browsers and some pages won't load. Past frustrating. :(

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 12/15/2012 - 7:43 PM

I honestly don't care if I am delayed uploading or being able to log on. I DO care that clients I send here are getting this warning. They do not read this and see it is "all clear" nor will they likely click past the red page. Perhaps new visitors don't don't get it but what about a repeat visitor or one that visits during one of the red page of death warnings?

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/15/2012 - 7:48 PM

I'm not so much worried about uploads, etc. but just thought Sean/Beth would like to know there seem to be other issues with the site aside from the red flag of death. Or maybe it's all a part of the browser problem. Whatever it is, it's not cleared up on all ends.

 

Posted by: Ann Powell on 12/15/2012 - 8:11 PM

I am just now able to get on after the whole day. I did get on once early and tried to post in discussion and it booted me right back off. I have not had this problem with any of the other sites with large numbers of sellers such as etsy,zazzle, society6. It is very worrisome since getting customers here in the first place is so competitive.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 12/15/2012 - 8:26 PM

That wasn't directed at you or anyone else Amy, just a general statement.

 

Posted by: ImagesAsArt Photos And Graphics on 12/15/2012 - 8:32 PM

I have never seen any other Photography or Artists website have the many problems that FAA is having. There must be more to it than always blaming Google.

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 8:41 PM

. . no issues on chrome for me today on FAA . artistwebsites . my personal website as well as in google land . . so far everything seems fine . . with one exception . .

my most recent upload last night on FAA did not display on artistwebsites until later today . .

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/15/2012 - 9:00 PM

I had the warning this morning, then gone all day, now 2 times in the past hour. I am using Firefox.

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 12/15/2012 - 9:02 PM

I also am still getting the warning. In an attempt to clear my browser cache, I have hit each and every function key (1-12). No improvement.
Is the problem still occuring at the server level? (That is, is it NOT an issue on my individual machine, but a google/firefox or other server issue?

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 12/15/2012 - 9:03 PM

The last official response from FAA was "clear your cache", and I believe I have done that. Please provide additional update or info as the situation suggests.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/15/2012 - 9:12 PM

I had this intermittent on a laptop with Firefox and my pc with Chrome. Clearing cache did not seem to matter one way or the other. Seems to be gone for the moment.

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 12/15/2012 - 9:18 PM

I am still getting the warning. I hope it goes away soon.

 

Posted by: Dan Turner on 12/15/2012 - 9:22 PM

I'm still getting the security warning on my smart phone but my desktop computer is okay at the moment.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/15/2012 - 9:40 PM

I had it again... signing on with Firefox, IE I did not get it, both from laptop.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/15/2012 - 10:09 PM

I am also still getting the warning, but not on my AW. I have ignored the warning again.... but I did end up with a virus yesterday called 'Java/Exploit' ... but this could have come from any site??? When I sign out, I will run my anti-virus software again.

PS I use Firefox.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 10:41 PM

Oh, how amazing......on my iPad mini, no red warning, but

I went to contests,to check the images in the leader board....lo and behold, each vote for an image is identified, including....ip address of voter,physical address ,etc.......is FAA "keeping watch" on voters? Without our knowledge.?

 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/15/2012 - 10:43 PM

. are you serious? . . no way . . that needs to be addressed to protect our privacy . . .

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 11:00 PM

I don't know how to link/copy/paste with this miniIpad, or I would......every image shows the voter's name,address,ip..address,..time and date of vote....@Christine Till.....yours, too !

Just went back to see if it happened again. (This is not the first time)....the glitch is fixed.....but someone here keeps watch on voters now!

The "Golden Gate" contest

 

Posted by: ImagesAsArt Photos And Graphics on 12/15/2012 - 11:05 PM

I have never seen any other Photography or Artists website have the many problems that FAA is having. There must be more to it than always blaming Google. Do any of you honestly think that FAA cares? It is obvious that FAA has no idea how to fix the their site. I have posted more than once that they need a full techical support staff to handle site problems. This has been ongoing for far to long & if any of you that have posted here care about that then we should push FAA into making the necessary site changes that will prevent these problems from happening so often & maybe not at all.

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 12/15/2012 - 11:08 PM

Beth: I will repeat, since it's lost in the big gap, that the "all clear" you provided seems to be quite incorrect. I am still getting warnings, as are others. Please give an update. Your last update was an all clear at 6pm.

 

Posted by: ImagesAsArt Photos And Graphics on 12/15/2012 - 11:12 PM

It is 4:10 AM in England. Beth is proabaly sleeping.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/15/2012 - 11:12 PM

Well, the thread states there are other webmasters with the same google problems....it's tough to reach google for solving this,I'm told....It seems not to be an internal problem.....but how would I know.

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/15/2012 - 11:18 PM

I am all both clear on Safari and FF. I am on a Macbook.

But what troubles me is that blaming Google every time will not fix the problem. The way to fix the problem is to figure out what what FAA is doing/not doing that is triggering this problem with Google. Google is not going away any time soon. Google is not going to make a special policy for FAA. I believe that it treats all sites equally. I do not believe that FAA is being singled out or picked on by Google. There are many large sites that I have NEVER seen a warning on such as Amazon, Yahoo, CNN and many others. FAA needs to figure out how to configure their site to avoid Good warnings rather than simply blaming Google and complaining about how unfair their policies are - which may in fact be true but won't solve the problem at hand.

 

Posted by: Debi Dmytryshyn on 12/15/2012 - 11:22 PM

@ Kaye,

Last night may anti-virus gave me a "malware threat detected" warning while I was sitting on the FAA login page. It proceded to send the 'malware' to the virus vault. I shut off the internet and ran a computer scan after that. I also had the 'java/exploit" infection. That was disposed of also.

after the scan, Firefox still gave me the red screen and wouldn't let me past it. Internet explorer wasn't so fussy, and let me login to FAA. Must be why Firefox is considered "safer". I haven't had any issues with the red screen coming up today in either browser. I had deleted all of the cache/cookies/history also, just in case. Seems to have worked.

Even the the red screen was an issue, I had no trouble navigating the FAA site as long as I wasn't logged in. It would seem then that at least some visitors can come to the site and "shop" but can't login to "buy" without the warning?

Its strange and annoying. unfortunately, there's no shortage of hackers and pranksters running loose on the internet. maybe its google that has a virus causing it to send out malware warnings. makes a lot of extra work and frustration for nothing, that's for sure.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/15/2012 - 11:55 PM

@ Debi

It does seem strange that we both got the same virus the "java/exploit" infection.. Firefox still gave me the warning today, but I ignored it and logged in anyway!

 

Posted by: Kenneth Albin on 12/16/2012 - 12:43 AM

About 3 weeks ago I had a period where every time I logged into FAA it tried to put the same Java/exploit trojan on my computer you are describing. I emailed Sean and told him about the problem but do not know what,if anything, was done to get rid of it. Something like this could very well be responsible for the "attack page" label. One thing is for sure, it was not a false alarm. Once it slipped past my anti-virus firewall and I had to get rid of 4 pieces of malicious code that was installed on my computer immediately after logging into FAA. The anti-virus program told me when it detected it but one time the code slipped through.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/16/2012 - 4:03 AM

Still
Red !
And the pix in forum don't load but their top quaarter, fyi

 

Posted by: Deborah Benoit on 12/16/2012 - 4:48 AM

I just went to log on and got the warning again Sean on Firefox.

 

Posted by: Terry Rowe on 12/16/2012 - 6:48 AM

I am still getting the warning on FireFox and on almost all of the links from FAA that I receive thru my email (messages, etc.) Terry

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 12/16/2012 - 7:41 AM

I am still getting the warning.

 

Posted by: Joshua House on 12/16/2012 - 9:16 AM

Still getting the warning even after clearing my cashe, although perhaps I also need to restart my computer. I wouldn't know, because this is the ONLY website I frequent that EVER has these problems.

 

Posted by: Joshua House on 12/16/2012 - 9:18 AM

Oh and btw they track who votes for what to see who is cheating. It was discussed quite openly when it started about two months ago.

 

Posted by: Conor Murphy on 12/16/2012 - 9:25 AM

Had that warning for the last three days, could not get on so I ignored the warning. what the hell is up, ???????

 

Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 9:27 AM

FYI, As I am sure you are aware still getting the warning today.

 

Posted by: Fran Riley on 12/16/2012 - 9:31 AM

@Sean " We're totally at the mercy of Google on this one. There is no way to contact a human being over there, and even though I've posted a request for help in their discussion forum on this subject matter."

What if you composes a message we could all use and send to google? If they are flooded with the same message from thousands of users maybe they'd get the message.

Just a thought.

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 10:00 AM

The warning is back. I had previously cleared my cache and history so this isn't a leftover on my end.

 

Posted by: Charles Kozierok on 12/16/2012 - 10:05 AM

People are getting warnings again, but the diagnostic page says there is no current issue with the site. Either this means there's a new issue that hasn't shown up on the Google diagnostics page yet -- there can be a delay of a few hours -- or there's a legitimate gripe with Google here.

If anyone gets an active warning of a Javascript exploit or other malware problem, please do me a favor and send me a private message with the exact page URL where you got it? I want to check it out. Thanks.

 

Posted by: Sean McDunn on 12/16/2012 - 10:06 AM

The Google warning has definitely cleared. The only problem that I've been experiencing is with Firefox. Occasionally, Firefox is still popping up the warning message. If I clear my cookies, close my browser, and then launch the browser again... the warning goes away.

Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer seem to be fine. It's just Firefox, and it's not affecting new visitors.

Is anyone experiencing problems with Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer?

Sean

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/16/2012 - 10:31 AM

I found a pattern, do not know enough about computers to write this shorter so skip this if you do not have time to read a novel!

I think google is complaining about itself. Somewhere after the red screen I remember seeing 'google see me' mentioned as part of the warning.

After getting a new smartphone, I can not use GPS correctly unless I go ahead and let it 'track' and 'publish' where I am or have been 'anonmously'. (think this was called 'see me'?) So I went ahead and agreed because I needed the GPS.

Right after that,tried logging into FAA while waiting in town, got the red screen.

Fast forward to now, had the red screen on and off since Friday but got this screen right after husband went ahead and 'allowed' the permission to google for GPS app on new tablet (to get the GPS to work).

He then set me a link on FB for a funeral notice from the tablet . I went from FAA to new tab, viewed the link on FB (hosted on google maps deal), went back to FAA tab and got the red screen.

So then I went to my PC and get on FB and FAA just fine.

After viewing same link on FB (using my PC to order flowers with a credit card and not be on wifi), when I tab back to active FAA tab, immediately get the red screen. After logging off, closing browser can sign back in, no issues.

So my conclusion is it is something to do with the google 'permission' on their google maps to use the GPS app (they have already been in trouble for what they track and share)

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/16/2012 - 10:38 AM

Chrome and Explorer seem fine. Even after clearing my cache and re-launching Firefox, the warning was still there earlier. It seems fine now, though...

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/16/2012 - 10:42 AM

Does not matter if I am IE, Chrome or Firefox. edit to clarify, I see the message on all 3

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 12/16/2012 - 10:52 AM

I use Firefox and am still getting the message. We cleaned out the cache but not the cookies. I guess we will have to do that also.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 12/16/2012 - 11:07 AM


After cleaning out my system I no longer get warnings on IE8, F and Chrome. All seems to be cleared.

The db was not updated last night as it's supposed to be, so that our new uploads can be found.
So there's still something going on.

 

Posted by: Merle Ann Loman on 12/16/2012 - 11:26 AM

I cleared my cookies and cache, shut down my computer. I started up and opened Firefox, went to FAA and saw the site. Then I tried to log in. The red warning page came up and I could not go to the site even if I logged in. Based on this, I am not sure I can continue to use FAA. This is disasterous to me and my visitors. In tracking visitors to my FAA site and my website/blog, many use Firefox. My followers are dropping like flies.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/16/2012 - 11:39 AM

still think the culprit for me is 'see me mobile', android apps on google play , each time I have used smart phone, laptop or PC with this in my history I have the screen on FAA, I will see if I am able to prove this. Then maybe it can be fixed!

 

Posted by: Teresa Dominici on 12/16/2012 - 11:42 AM

I too have the same problem as Merle Ann .... I tried to follow my link to FAA and a big red message shows up saying "Reported Attack Site".... I too cleared my cookies and cache, run my antivirus Norton on my computer and online and after that I was able to log in...but the "Reported Attack Site" message is still showing above. I as well have Firefox.

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 12/16/2012 - 11:44 AM

I am not (and have never gotten any warning messages) on my computer.

I use Firefox.

Where are you all seeing these things? Why am I not seeing them?

 

Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 12/16/2012 - 11:46 AM

ESET has stopped going off - but it has files in quarantine. .js files.

@ Robert - I had a warning NOT from a browser, but from ESET AV Total Security - it even cut my connection. :(

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/16/2012 - 11:50 AM

@Robert, I have probably had this message 20 times in the past severalweeks, for 24 hours straight on Friday, when I try to log on or in the middle of a session. 2 times today. I have new virus software (webroot) and have not had that find or complain about anything.

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/16/2012 - 2:07 PM

okay, just had it again, erased my entire post. this is after using something involving the see me mobile android app. This is text only of the more info, I added blanks to the domain sites. I also get an offer for software to make sure I was not infected from 'stop badware'

Advisory provided by Google
Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for fineartamerica.com

What is the current listing status for fineartamerica.com?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 13 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 23335 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 132 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-16, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-14.

Malicious software includes 15 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 6 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 16 domain(s), including nitawah.changeip. name/, buyoya. pro/, denopebaka.longmusic. com/.

This site was hosted on 4 network(s) including AS32400 (HWSERVICES), AS16509 (AMAZON), AS14618 (AMAZON).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, fineartamerica.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites. This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 13 time(s) over the past 90 days.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Next steps:

Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.


 

Posted by: Sharon Mau on 12/16/2012 - 3:10 PM


. . Zeana . . googled ESET AV Total Security . . viewed on cache . . it looks interesting . . how is that antivirus and security software performing for you . .

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/16/2012 - 3:15 PM

What is the current listing status for fineartamerica.com?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.

--------------------------


Of the 23335 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 132 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-16, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-14.

--------------------------

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.




-------------------

and Google wonder why we are confused

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 3:47 PM

@Elizabeth by your post, malicious content was found on FAA two days ago. "The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-16, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-14."

So, there was something that was here but has been removed. What additional steps are being taken to ensure that malicious code is no longer able to be placed on FAA?

 

Posted by: Steve Gravano on 12/16/2012 - 3:50 PM

I use Firefox and have been getting a message saying FFA is an attack site! Are my clients getting this also?

 

Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 12/16/2012 - 3:54 PM

I cleared my cache about an hour ago and am still getting the "attack" page, what else do I need to do? Thanks....

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 12/16/2012 - 5:07 PM

Me, too!

 

Posted by: Lori McNee on 12/16/2012 - 6:49 PM

My blog, http://finearttips.com was flagged and blocked by Google Chrome because of malware in the widget from FAA. My webmaster took down the widget from both my blogs and Google unblocked my site.

Even if this is a 'false' warning, it is still bad for the sites like mine that get blocked because people now think my site has a malware. I really liked the widget and hope you can get this issue resolved.

How will we know when it is 'safe' to use the widgets again?

Thank you and good luck,
Lori

 

Posted by: Ann Powell on 12/16/2012 - 7:04 PM

I still can not get in with firefox. I cleared my cache and that was no help. I could get on briefly then ti would boot me off. I just installed google chrome, and that is how I am on right now.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/16/2012 - 7:10 PM

I am still receiving the warnings, but to get on the site I ingore them... Now receiving another notice from Firefox - http://www.stopbadware.org/firefox?hl=en-US&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffineartamerica.com%2Floginartist.php%3Fphpsessionid%3D0c36508e1f260ec1051b1c105fd5ccea

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 12/16/2012 - 7:18 PM

Amazing.

I just don't get it. Everything is working fine as it has always for me.

Am I missing some vital security protection on my machine?

What is it, then, about the fineartamerica website that is producing these messages for those who are encountering them? What are you guys hooked into that I am not?

Really strange. Every time I sign in, I get in -- every time. NO message. NO block. NO impediment or worrisome message or anything.

- Robert



 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/16/2012 - 7:26 PM

I get in without trouble via google. But, I just posted in discussion but firefox wiped my post, red warning filled the screen, post disappeared. I've had enough of this farce !

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 7:32 PM

@Robert Kernodle, stopbadware.org, Firefox and Google have an alliance of sorts to flag sites that seem (that they deem) infected. They are right sometimes and wrong sometimes. They also have some latency where a previously infected but now clean site will still show as infected.

The bad guys are smarter and try harder than the good guys. This is why the bad guys seem to take down large sites or popular sites with ease. This is also why sites like FAA find they need to constantly update and close vulnerabilities in the code or remove features like the iframes. It is not FAA's or any other sites fault that bad guys comb the internet for sites to exploit. All the sites can do is react to the bad guys efforts after the fact.

Now on to your question if it hasn't already been answered. If you don't use FF or Google, you might not ever see the warning. It might pop up in Chrome and Safari too but I don't use them.

@Vivian ANDERSON, my post disappeared too while I was composing it. Oh well, blame Firefox, stopbadware.org and Google, not FAA.

 

Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 12/16/2012 - 7:43 PM

I get on with Firefox after the Red Warning page comes up each time, I press the "this is NOT an attack page"....it opens FAA but then also opens another page with a bigger "Please don't ignore this Warning" page....my only worry is are Sales down because of this?

 

Posted by: Lori McNee on 12/16/2012 - 7:44 PM

@RobertKernodle this issue is not seen by logging into FAA. Google block access to my own blog. When I tried to login into my blog, http://finearttips.com, Google blocked my site with a malware warning that was caused by the FAA widget. My webmaster helped me fix the problem, and my site is Google approved again, but it wasn't fun! I hope FAA gets this issue resolved quickly...

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 7:44 PM

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/765945

One reply: "Please remove http://www.stopbadware.org/ from the internet NOW. This program itself is an attack site and should NOT be allowed on internet at all. "

And one way to stop the warnings: "I found the method for turning off the "warnings". I believe it's "block reported attack sites" under the Security tab. That Mozilla is using StopBadware, which is in turn hiding behind Google isn't "better"."

 

Posted by: Km Corcoran on 12/16/2012 - 7:57 PM

@Robert

I haven't had any recent problems, either, and I check my system with three different programs:Norton Internet Security, Malware Bytes, and Spybot. They all came back clean. Going back 3-8 weeks, I had have five attacks while on this site, but Norton squished all of them.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/16/2012 - 7:58 PM

@ AM Johnson
If you deselect the "block reported attack sites" under the Security tab, then other attack sites will be allowed through?!!

 

Posted by: Debi Dmytryshyn on 12/16/2012 - 8:12 PM

this whole thing is very strange.

Friday was the very first time I ever had an issue with the "malware" warnings, even though it obviously isn't the first time the situation has occurred. My anti-virus did say it detected malware while I was sitting on the login page. it put it in the virus vault right away. After that was cleared up, I went back to login and received the red warning by both IE and Firefox.

I shut down the internet and ran a full computer scan, which found 2 'java/exploit" infected files as well. I have been warning-free since Friday on both firefox and IE since running the computer scan and locking the 'malware detected" and "java/exploit" corrupted files in the virus vault. I use AVG Free. seems fine so far.

Even Friday, I only received the warning during or after logging in. If I browsed through the galleries, discussions, recent uploads etc without being logged in, there was no message whatsoever that popped up. So maybe the perceived impact on deterring FAA visitors/buyers isn't as extensive as it seems. I always come direct to the site from 'my favorites" though. I haven't tried coming from a google link yet.

It seems from some of the other posts in the thread, that the malware isn't a universal problem that affects all visitors/members. I've only had it happen once; others seem to have never noticed anything. I have no other website beside the FAA profile page and the artist website. I also don't have any links to facebook, twitter, or anywhere else (not that I know of at any rate). I'm not sure if that is the reason why I haven't been affected by this problem as much as others though.

I'm moderately paranoid about the internet anyway and have hyper-active cookie-blocking on my browser security settings. In the real world, car accidents happen on the highways, not while the car is sitting in the driveway. Maybe the extra hyperlinking to facebook, personal websites and the like leaves the cyber-doors more vulnerable to hackers, especially since these "sharing" options seem to be available to whoever wants to use them. It would be nice if it could be something as simple as that. it must be driving Sean crazy trying to figure out where its coming from.

Debi

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 8:25 PM

@Kaye Menner, not a problem for me. I'm running Linux, Firefox and have a nice host block file that I keep updated. :) I also don't do porn or visit sharing/warez sites. I don't open emails from people I don't know and usually have Java (that's Java, not Javascript) disabled. I don't use Internet Explorer so ASP isn't an issue either.

 

Posted by: Andee Photography on 12/16/2012 - 8:45 PM

Anyon else gettign a warning date info all ovet the place? I added to the bugs post too.

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/16/2012 - 8:47 PM

Sean must be working on the site and made a typo. It's fixed now.

 

Posted by: Conor Murphy on 12/16/2012 - 9:20 PM

Warnings coming up every time I click on FAA, then it is as slow as watching oil paint dry, when it going to be normal again?????

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/16/2012 - 10:13 PM

Removed firefox 'report sites' thingy..........all quiet now........but am sure the trouble's still there..........

yes, this is a nightmare:

I'll keep everyone updated, and hopefully, we'll avoid getting flagged this time. This is becoming a real nightmare to deal with.""

Here's how my home page/faa page looks..........so utterly wrong........

use full/res, see the differenceS..........

Sell Art Online



 

Posted by: Cristophers Dream Artistry on 12/16/2012 - 11:13 PM

Yeah I'm still getting them too.....and my art VISITS seem to be way less than usual, so I'm sure it's hurting potential sales.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/17/2012 - 5:08 AM

@Andee
Yes, I got an email with warning date info all over the place... and it went on forever... and underneath this was your post.

I have also had a couple of garbled emails on "Comments on my artwork".

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/17/2012 - 5:42 AM

Please explain why my profile page looks like in my. Post @10,15 pm post....nothing's right!

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/17/2012 - 5:58 AM

Vivian, it looks like it is Firefox related and not site related to me.... ??? You can actually 'reset' Firefox. If you want to do this, let me know, as I will have to try to remember how I did it last time!

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/17/2012 - 6:09 AM

I am trying to find out why these warnings are popping up at odd times as there is no warning here now.

 

Posted by: Terry Rowe on 12/17/2012 - 6:29 AM

I got the warning this morning by clicking on links within email notifications about discussions I'm following on FAA. I've cleared my cache, use FireFox, and my machine is not infected. I don't get the warning if I log in to FAA directly - but 50% or more of any links trigger the red box warning. This is a problem because I'm promoting the site via links to my work on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/17/2012 - 6:38 AM

Just now got another warning after not having it all day. I'm using Firefox. :/

 

Posted by: Penny Hunt on 12/17/2012 - 6:46 AM

I still get warning when logging in just now.

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/17/2012 - 7:50 AM

How many of you are using Trend?

 

Posted by: Amy Weiss on 12/17/2012 - 8:03 AM

I've never heard of it...

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/17/2012 - 8:13 AM

At last! Thanks, Kaye....this happened when I turned off Firefox warning to stop red alerts. I'd sure appreciate your help....thanks.

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/17/2012 - 8:25 AM

Thanks Amy

Viv, I am using Firefox and seeing nothing like oyu are. This could be due to an addon and, the best way to find out is to test another browser first.

If thatis clear then, go back to FF and disable ALL addons
Then switch on one at a time until you find the culprit

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/17/2012 - 8:31 AM

Vivian, I think this will get rid of your immediate issues. Of course I could not find where I saved it, so managed to remember how to do it.

When on Firefox Screen: In the top menu bar... go to Help > Trouble Shooting Information. Then you will see on the top right "Reset Firefox to its Default State".
I had no issues doing this, and it will get rid of any bad Add-ons etc. I had all sorts of things popping up on my FAA screen, but after this they were ALL GONE:)

Let me know how you go.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/17/2012 - 8:35 AM

Thanks so much again, Kaye
Will try in the morning.!
We're both crazy......it's 12.30 AM, lol
From my iPad mini....can barely see,lol

Thanks Beth, ok, as above, Cheers

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 12/17/2012 - 9:54 AM

Still no issues for me. Never had an issue, and still do not have any issues.

I use Firefox browser, and Microsoft Security Essentials.

It is as though I am living on a different planet from those of you reporting malware-related issues.

Again, as a relative newcomer to these issues, I sort of get the problem now: Evil dudes are out there who like to hack into websites and attach malicious software to them, just for the fun of it, so it seems. The website can be totally innocent, but just a victim of the hackers. Is this correct?

Yours truly,

Malware Newbie

 

Posted by: A M Johnson on 12/17/2012 - 10:13 AM

@Robert Kernodle Correct. Here are a couple of links to expand on this. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hackers/ and http://tinyurl.com/bboyjj8 and http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-12-10-hackers-hold-australian-medical-centers-records-for-ransom/ but there are thousands more.

Again, it is not the fault of the web site that is being attacked, it is the fault of unscrupulous people that find it fun to disrupt others' lives.

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/17/2012 - 2:36 PM

@Kaye, did you lose all your bookmarks,passwords? Am loathe to do that, but Beth has recommended an add-on to use prior to your fix, did you know? Did you use the add-on and then go to ff default. Sean now has a thread on ff here, FYI.

 

Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 12/17/2012 - 3:00 PM

I guess it's best not to have ANYTHING online that you cannot tolerate being corrupted. But then you forgo living, as life is defined today.

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/17/2012 - 6:12 PM

@Vivian, no, I did not lose any bookmarks or passwords and have done this twice now. It is probably an add-on causing this, and I think this will get rid of add-ons. It got rid of things like SweetIM Toolbar, etc., but all these you can get back if you want.
I was getting adds popping up on my FAA screen and underlined links leading to adds in text on FAA even in messages like this.
I did not lose anything that I needed.
A computer friend of mine once suggested to try to avoid add-ons as they often created problems.
Sorry I am not explaining this all that well.
It does send a back-up file which I have not needed.

You could initially try what Beth suggested, but if all else fails, try this. Best thing I ever did!

PS After typing this the first time, I went to submit and got the dreaded red screen! so my message was half deleted (I had saved the first half)!!

 

Posted by: Trever Miller on 12/17/2012 - 7:23 PM

 

Posted by: Terry Rowe on 12/17/2012 - 7:53 PM

Took me ten minute to login this evening to FAA - Malware warnings kept blocking me every time I went to artist login. My machine is clean, I've cleared my cache. Using FireFox on a Mac.

 

Posted by: Lauren Hunter on 12/17/2012 - 8:00 PM

Boy... this malware warning is getting OLD! Shame on Google - almost like sabotage! I can only imagine how many sales may have been lost because of this false alarm! I still have to go through the "routine" to even enter my site - it hasn't stopped! Extra work to sign in and participate! Google is on my ---- list for sure!!!

 

Posted by: Dave Gordon on 12/17/2012 - 8:03 PM

I'm on a mac - working fine for me on both Safari (6.0.1) and FF (17.0)

 

Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/17/2012 - 8:05 PM

Thanks Kaye......Beth's advice worked completely. I am sorry you're getting what I went through too, but the red alert has gone now, by adding www.finartamerica etc to the 'allowed' sites in security/ffx.........wishing you relief from this terrible situation. (It's exactly 12hrs since our last chat,hahaha, midday now!)

 

Posted by: Kaye Menner on 12/17/2012 - 8:24 PM

Vivian, glad it worked. It was a month or so ago I had the pop-up adds on my page.
I will also add the faa site as "allowed".
How time flies... off to work soon.... then all of a sudden it will be midnight!!

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/17/2012 - 8:28 PM

This happened a few days ago.

We are now not experiencing this at all. Google cleared the site quickly

If you now see an alert message please read http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=979021

There are now no alerts

Sean will open a new post if this is going to happen again.....hopefully this will never happen again!!!

 

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