How to Fix “This site ahead contains harmful programs” Error in WordPress

How to Fix “This site ahead contains harmful programs” Error in WordPress


Welcome to WPBeginner and thank you for watching.
In this video we’ll look at how to fix a nagging error called “the site ahead contains harmful programs” in WordPress. A visitor might see this warning for a few
reasons. If Google thinks that your site has been hacked or is distributing malware then your visitor will see this. The message will also show if you have a low quality
advertising network that is showing ad links to websites that are distributing malicious
code. So that’s another item to look for. In both instances Google will try to protect
the user from this happening to them. To fix it, first you want to check the site to see if
it has any malicious code. You can go through our tutorial on how to scan your site and fix that. Then go to Google’s safe browsing analysis
tool to see if there are any errors. If you want to protect your site from having this happen, then do what we do and use Sucuri to protect your site. They do all the scanning and monitoring of your site for 24/7 access. They’ll also automatically clean
up any malware from your site if found. To remove the warning you’ll have to add your
site to the Google Webmaster tools and click on security issues to see if there are issues
with the site. Once you fix any issues, you can click on the checkbox
to request a review. You can also report incorrect phishing warning
if your site did not have malware on it. If you like this video click on the like button and go ahead and leave us a comment there, we’d love to hear from you. And subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest videos.

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