"This site may be hacked" message

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

What to do when you see this message

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

Remove this message from your site

The "This site may be hacked" notification won't 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 Search Console.
  2. Sign in to Search Console and check the "Security Issues" section to see details of sample URLs that might 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 Search Console when your entire website is clean and secure. After we check that your site is fixed, we'll remove the "This site may be hacked" message.

Need more help? Post a question in the product forum where some Search Console experts can help you.


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