OK, everyone knows that Firefox fires out Google ‘malware site’ message – unless otherwise specified in preferences.
What I have noticed recently is that ‘bad site’ message is fired only if one access demo site via themeforest.net, after clicking on ‘Live Preview’ button. However, if you access the URL of demo site directly – there’s no message.
Here’s a little test: http://themeforest.net/item/sofa-strict-business/38735
..and a direct link: http://www.business.sofarider.com/
Is there anybody willing to explain this? I receive tons of emails per day from people warning me about malware, then I go scan demo sites for malicious iFrames but the result is negative!
This problem persist for longer period and I wonder why themeforest staff decided to keep ‘Live Preview’ within iFrame instead of direct link option?
Anyone facing the same issue?
- Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Author was Featured
- Bought between 10 and 49 items
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 5-6 years
- Referred between 50 and 99 users
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
I’ve noticed this for a few other previews as well.
It’s probably a mistake no-ones caught on to yet. Like a few months ago when Google blacklisted the whole internet
Edit: I’m not sure, but it’s possible that the demo from one template was dangerous, and thus ThemeForest’s iFrame got flagged for containing it, and so it’s affected other demos as well.
But I really don’t know.
I bet that this is themeforest iFrame related issue but I wonder who’s gonna report thousand demo sites to Google Webmaster Tools for reconsideration?!? This is insane!
Almost all of my themes are flagged as malware risk, my sale for the past month dropped 50%.
Hopefully themeforest staff can spot and solve the problem.
I’ve noticed this for a few other previews as well. It’s probably a mistake no-ones caught on to yet. Like a few months ago when Google blacklisted the whole internetExcellent link – I never saw that before, very funny, thanks.
Have you scanned your computer lately? It is possible you sent up some Malware or something when you upped the file – scan with Malware Bytes (it’s free), fix the issue, reupload the site and message Google through the Webmaster tools (or in your case, contact Envato) and everything’s dandy.
It has nothing to do with my computer, I’m using several Adware scaners plus NOD32 . Once again, when you try to access demo site from themeforest.net you get blocked but the direct link works fine. I guess (@danharper mentioned it already) Google has identified and blacklisted themeforest’s preview iFrame and thus screwed up both parties profit.