Step 5: Assess the damage (spam)

This step pertains to sites hacked to host spam, often with the warning "This site may be hacked" displayed in search results. It's one of the longest steps in the recovery process. In this step, you'll compile a list of the damaged files on your site. You'll use this list in Step 7: Clean and maintain your site.

If your site was affected by malware, displaying the warning "This site may harm your computer" in search results, please see the corresponding article, Step 5: Assess the damage (malware).

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