Malware Can Be Difficult For You To Detect
The malware code is not visible or easily detected, and may infect your customers computers when they simply browse your website. Hackers use it to spread viruses, hijack your computer or steal sensitive data such as credit card numbers or other personal information.
What Is Blacklisting
Because of the potential damage caused by malware search engines automatically place any site found with malware on a blocked list or blacklist, excluding it from search results.
No matter how much search engine optimization is performed, if your site is blacklisted, it will not be displayed in search results. In addition, anti-virus software can detect malware and block access to infected sites.
Am I At Risk Of Malware
Any website is at risk. Small websites might be more vulnerable because they are less likely to have resources and expertise to detect and respond quickly to attacks. Malware may infect your customers computers when they simply browse your website. Targeting small websites with low traffic allows hackers to avoid detection longer and cause more damage.
How Did Someone Infect My Website
Hackers are constantly developing new ways to exploit weaknesses on servers and attack websites. Once an exploit is found they access your website and add malware without your knowledge or consent.
How Do I Know I Don't Have Malware
Malware is rarely visible on your website; it is usually hidden in your webpage code. A malware scan by a malware detection tool can help you identify infected code. When you purchase a product that includes the Norton™ Secured Seal it will include daily malware scanning.
If malware is detected, you will be notified and directed to a list of infected pages and the code causing the problem. Your website administrator can find and delete all instances of the code and request that your site be rescanned within 24 hours.
How Can I Protect My Site From Malware
Like most thieves, malware hackers look for easy targets such as a website where malware will go undetected for as long as possible. When you purchase a product that includes the Norton™ Secured Seal it will include daily malware scanning.
Posting the Norton™ Secured Seal on your website is like posting an security sign in your front window. It shows hackers that your site is scanned daily to detect malware.
What If Malware Is Detected
If malware is discovered, the Norton™ Secured Seal no longer displays on your website. You receive an email alert warning you of the malware infection with instructions on how to access a list of infected pages and the code causing the problem.
You or your website administrator can find and delete all instances of the malware and request that your site be rescanned within 24 hours. When the scan confirms that all instances of malware are removed, the Norton™ Secured Seal will begin to display again.
What Does The Norton™ Secured Seal Mean To My Customers
As consumers become more concerned about identity theft, they look for signs that a site is safe before doing business. By posting the Norton™ Secured Seal, you show customers that you care about their safety and that your website has passed the Symantec® malware scan within the past 24 hours.