Why does McAfee have a problem with my website?
July 24, 2014 8:43 AM Subscribe
So I recently completed a project, and was sharing the news with people on Facebook - but Facebook blocked the link to my website because it was apparently on some spammy/malware blacklist. I did some investigation, and my site comes up clean on every security scan thing I tried, except McAfee SiteAdvisor. It seems likely that it's a false positive, possibly due to my shared hosting. If there's a legitimate security issue, though, I'd like to find out what it is so I can fix it - but I don't know how I can do that.
My website does have a Wordpress blog and a forum, so security issues are not out of the question, but I've not noticed anything suspicious in my investigations, and as I said the site comes up clean in every other scan I've tried so there isn't a lot of info I can glean from other reports. I have filed a request for review in McAfee's system, but are there other steps I can take?
I have also heard that even after getting a site un-blacklisted by McAfee, Facebook will keep a link blocked and there's a separate process you need to go through with them in order to unblock things. I am less concerned about Facebook than the actual security of my site, though if anyone has advice on expediting this process and avoiding this sort of problem in the future I'd appreciate it.