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webdesigndeluxe says

Hey everyone, I’ve noticed that whenever I browse to a broken link on my server(s), some type of malware keeps popping up. I deleted everything from my FTP and still am having the same problem. Until now my GoDaddy shared servers work amazing, but this is really starting to annoy. For example, go to http://www.bright-beginnings.org/ and click that I’m New button at the top, it goes to a page that is not found, and redirects to some type of malware or whatever. Also, on my other domain, http://www.webdesigndeluxe.com/ enter any type of random link /dfgdeghj.jpg or anything, and it’ll go to this virus thing. Anyone have any ideas? GoDaddy really won’t help me fix this problem. Thanks!

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OurWebMedia says

Hello,

If you can wait, I’ll be home later tonight and we can talk. Or you can write me an email and I can reply later when I return home.

I run a small hosting company and my own servers, I’ve come across a similar problem in the past although a bit different. I could run through some possible steps to check first to try and eliminate some possibilities.

Email me via my profile. Should be home in about 6 hrs from now.

Kind regards, Bryce

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Jar says

If GoDaddy isn’t doing anything about that, then you need to find a new host. I’d suggest looking at your .htaccess file as well as redirections and other settings that may allow that to happen.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

No problem here, this makes me think you probably have some malware on your computer that redirects 404 links.

Try another not found link like http://example.com/not_found to see if it’s your server or your computer.

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OurWebMedia says
No problem here, this makes me think you probably have some malware on your computer that redirects 404 links. Try another not found link like http://example.com/not_found to see if it’s your server or your computer.

Hello,

Yes the virus message is there. If you use AVG you’ll get a warning immediately.

I have written him in regards to the issues. It is a well known issue around GoDaddy, I’ve had a few clients already come to me because of these issues. Not many, but I have heard of it and have experienced something very similar.

Its an issue to do with the htaccess files, along with a few other things. I’ve emailed the details to hopefully correct the problem to the OP.

Kind regards, Bryce

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webdesigndeluxe says

Okay so I found that .htaccess, it had a bunch of rewrite codes and such, it was pretty deep on the server, so my question is, how the heck do these hackers or whatever they call themselves get these files uploaded to my server in the first place??

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OurWebMedia says
Okay so I found that .htaccess, it had a bunch of rewrite codes and such, it was pretty deep on the server, so my question is, how the heck do these hackers or whatever they call themselves get these files uploaded to my server in the first place??

Did you not get my emails? I sent you two, one was details about what is causing the problem (mentioned your .htaccess) and the second email was in regards to resolving your issues and how to prevent them from happening again.

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