Some blogs are being classified as an apparently intensified effort to block a long recognised malware source - and others because of a newly detected problem.
For a while, we've been noting problem reports discussing blogs with gadgets provided by "abu-farhan". Some hijacks would lead to simple spam displays (of possibly objectionable content), while others led to active malware distribution. The latter, in turn, generated more problem reports here - by people reporting their blogs now under the control of other people, who were not the original blog owners.
This week, we see reports that Google has taken action against the "abu-farhan" domain. Blogger now appears to be actively classifying blogs, which contain accessories provided from "abu-farhan", as malicious content hosts - pending review, on a blog by blog basis.
Along with the action against "Abu Farhan", we also see reports of problems with "MadAdsMedia". Google appears to be taking similar action, against blogs containing material from the "madadsmedia" domain.
Use of either "Abu Farhan" or "MadAdsMedia" supplied material appears to lead to action against blogs containing the material - and against blogs that link to other blogs containing the material.
If your blog is now locked as a malware host, and you're unable to find any material from either "Abu Farhan" or "MadAdsMedia", then it's possible that you have linked to one or more blogs containing such material.
A Google Safe Browsing diagnosis, for your blog, may offer a clue where your problem lies. You generate a Safe Browsing diagnosis directly from a URL, containing the published blog URL.
Since this blog is published as "blogging.nitecruzr.net", the Safe Browsing diagnosis URL for this blog is
If the problem with your blog involves content on another blog / website, you have two choices.
- Contact the owner of the blog / website which actively contains malicious material, and suggest cleanup and review.
- Remove the link to the blog / website in question.
If your blog is now locked as a malware host, and you're able to find material from either "abu-farhan" or "madadsmedia", you'll simply need to remove the malicious material.
Having removed all problem content and links from your blog, you'll next use Google Webmaster Tools, and request review of your blog. Right now, Blogger Support advises us that review can take up to 2 business days, to complete. Considering the volume of problem reports, I'm not optimistic that reviews are likely to take any less time.
When you visit Webmaster Tools, look in the menu for your blog. The menu entry for "Security Issues", or Webmasters help for hacked sites, may provide some guidance.
Be thorough, and search both your blog, and any linked blogs and websites, before requesting review. Requesting review, when your blog (or any linked blogs) has cleanup action pending, may be a problem for you.
If you are here because your blog is locked as a malware host, and you have not yet provided details about your problem, please help us to help you and provide your details, in the forum discussion, "[Problem Rollup] Blogs locked as malware hosts, with mention of "Abu Farhan" or "MadAdsMedia"" Please keep your post brief, responsive, and relevant, so we can best help you.
And in the future, be more selective about content and links, that you add to your blog.