According to Google, rizzn.com is a site that “may hurt your computer.” Don’t you just feel dangerous as heck reading this right now?
I’m not exactly sure why, although I was sent an email from a business associate last week:
When I empty my cache, and visit your site,my Computer Associates anti-virus reportsthe Microsoft Data Access pop-up there,is infected with the JS/Petch virus.I ignored it when it first happened Wednesday,thinking it was just an ant-virus hiccup;and it didn’t re-occur until I cleaned out my
I checked the server, and all the domains with a virus scanner on the system, but found nothing. I chalked it up to a random error, until just now, when I discovered that virtually all my Google traffic has disappeared. Below any link from Google to rizzn.com, appears the following warning message: “This site may harm your computer.“
This is very disconcerting for me. I went through the Google webmaster tools and requested a ‘review.’ I’ll let you know how things turn out. All recent virus scans of the domain and web pages show no infections. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the infection came from a GoogleAd – I heard on Buzz Out Loud a while back that there were some worms that were launched through GoogleAds. I haven’t confirmed this to be the source, but call it a hunch. We have a bunch of virus protection on the server, I’ve personally verified that. I can’t imagine that a virus has penetrated that many layers of protection there.
At any rate, stay tuned for tomorrow or Monday. I’ve got a piece on Facebook Applications I’m working on that I hope to release here soon.
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