Results labeled "This site may be hacked"

Why am I seeing this message?

You'll see the message "This site may be hacked" when we believe a website may have been hacked. The hacker may have changed some of the existing pages on the site, or added new spam pages. If you visit the site, you may be redirected to spam or malware.

We recommend that you don't visit the website until this message disappears from the search result.

How to remove the message if you're the site's webmaster

The "This site may be hacked" notification will not be removed until the webmaster of the site takes action.

Try these steps to fix your website:

  1. Register and verify your site in Google’s Webmaster Tools.
  2. Sign in to Webmaster Tools and check the "Security Issues" section to see details of sample URLs that may be hacked. Fix the security issue that allowed your website to be infected. Otherwise, your site is likely to be reinfected.
  3. Read our resources for hacked sites for detailed information on how to fix your website.
  4. Request a review in the Security Issues section in Webmaster Tools when your entire website is clean and secure. After we determine your site is fixed, we'll remove the "This site may be hacked" notification.

Need more help? Post a question in the Webmaster Help Forum where some Google Webmaster Tools experts can help you troubleshoot.

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