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Message 1 of 5

SiteAdvisor - Incorrect ratings for


Can you retest my website please, you are showing incorrect results on your testing page

My site is clean and Google says that uspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days. Also Norton safe web says the same:



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Former Member
Message 2 of 5

Re: SiteAdvisor - Incorrect ratings for


You should warn before inviting people to visit it. That's basic courtesy.

A Google search indicates your website was previously infected and was distributing malware. There were links directing people to it embedded elsewhere. Your site may have been cleaned up, but if you want people to trust your site, you need to provide some evidence you know what happened and have taken steps to prevent a re-occurrence.

It's not encouraging that you are implying your site was originally rated incorrectly, rather than that it was rated correctly and you need a re-evaluation now.

Also, many of the links to your site posted elsewhere might be construed as spam posts (one photo on a free blog site with no other content and a link to your website followed by a list of "like' comments.)

A search on " underage" returns a long list of hits; that's not encouraging, either. Many would consider Lolita porn unacceptable, even if the models aren't actually underage.

Former Member
Message 3 of 5

Re: SiteAdvisor - Incorrect ratings for

Hello morazzia,

Sorry for your frustration, but McAfee welcomes feedback about its site ratings and encourages site owners to contact us if they believe one or more of our facts regarding their site are in error. We pledge to work cooperatively with those site owners and to respond reasonably to dispute inquiries as quickly as possible. What follows is a description of the site rating dispute process.

Submit a site rating dispute

Please submit your rating dispute via email at or online:  . 

During the evaluation of this dispute, McAfee communicates with site owners via e-mail.


Message 4 of 5

Re: SiteAdvisor - Incorrect ratings for

I alredy create ticket for that two weeks ago but no one answer me yet:

"[Ticket ID #IWQ-86281-943] Retesting website ( - Incorect (old) results"

It's seems that no one have will to help and retest it again. In the meantime you are still blocking my website with old results for months.



Honored Contributor III
Message 5 of 5

Re: SiteAdvisor - Incorrect ratings for

Your site has been submitted for re-testing.  You will now have to wait for the results to come back, which could take several weeks - I can't say how long it will take.

The SiteAdvisor report for gives it a Red rating because :


Breached browser security

When we browsed this site, it made unauthorized changes to our test PC.

The Webmasters page defines a browser exploit :

We perform tests to detect the presence of exploits on a site. An exploit is any content that forces a web browser to perform operations that the user does not explicitly intend.

The site may not now contain the malicious code, or the link to another site containing the code, which caused this warning to be placed on your site; but your site links to many others, and actively canvasses other site owners to cross-link with your site. There is no guarantee that this problem will not reappear in the future.

It is true that Norton SafeWeb marks currently your site as Green, but that has not always been the case. This site's Norton report contains two references to :

Small-whitebg-redEmbedded Link To Malicious Site

Threats found: 5
Here is a complete list: (for more information about a specific threat, click on the Threat Name below)

Threat Name:Embedded link to malicious site

On the other hand, Google SafeBrowsing reports that your site has been free of malware for the past 90 days; and WOT (where the reviewers are very unforgiving of any aspect of a site which might be a risk to visitors) also rates your site as safe, while pointing out that it is not suitable for viewing by children. If you were to introduce a landing page with a warning that the content is only suitable for adults, this would not affect your SiteAdvisor rating but would definitely be prudent if you wish to retain your green rating on WOT. is not listed in any blacklists, which indicates that currently there are no reports of malware or spam associated with the site.

Your biggest problem is likely to be in the links you have with other sites. I get different figures from SiteTrail and DomainTrakker, but both put the number of  links to other sites at about 50. At least one of those other sites has had problems with a bad SiteAdvisor rating recently, and your two sites reference each other. A red rating on either one could potentially influence the rating of the other. If you're going to join a network of interrelated sites you need to appreciate how a bad rating on a few sites in the network can taint the other sites by association.

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