Cleaning up an infected WordPress site

If your WordPress web site has been blacklisted by Google and you are getting the following message on Google (Site is listed as suspicious):

What is the current listing status for mysite.com?

Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

These are the steps you need to take:

  1. Scan your site for malware. You need to identify what is wrong, so you can fix and get de-listed. The best FREE tool to scan a site for malware is http://sitecheck.sucuri.net
  2. Once you identified the malware, remove it as soon as possible.
  3. If you are using an old version of WordPress, make sure to upgrade it to the latest version asap.
  4. Go through all your plugins and upgrade them as well.
  5. To finish, submit a blacklist review on Google to get your site de-listed.
  6. To avoid repeated security problems, we recommend the following WordPress plugin to protect your site: http://sucuri.net/wordpress-security-monitoring

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