In early 2010, we diagnosed the first mass malware installation. Owner installed malware can be quite deceptively marketed, by the hackers who produce it.
With proper blog setup, and accessory installation policy, though, identifying and removing misbehaving accessories can be made easier.
Accessory removal is easier, in blogs using Quick Edit, with accessories installed using "Add a Gadget".
If you have unhappy readers, complaining
I can't read your blog - all I see is a page full of ads!Which do you think is easier?
- Ask for help, and be given a link.
Click on the link, then click on "Remove!"
- Ask for help, and be given advice.
Edit the template, find and remove the code highlighted (only remove the code highlighted!).And accompanying the advice, instructions.
- How to edit the template.
- How to use a browser that lets you access the dashboard.
- How to backup the template.
Of course, a far better choice would be to be more careful, about choosing and installing accessories on the blog. But with deceptive malware, mistakes are not impossible.
Recovering from mistakes are just easier, given alternative #1.
- Enable "Quick Edit" on your blog.
- Use Layout "Add a Gadget" - not Template "Edit HTML" - to install all accessories.