malware alert on website!

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I have noticed that through google chrome that there is a link to a website that is Identified as distributed malware on my website. what is it, where is it, and how do I get rid of it?
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Hello Christee,

I believe the issue that you're seeing with the links and advertisement pop-ups is an Internet Explorer specific occurrence. The reason why this happens is most likely because of some kind of spyware/adware program that is installed on your computer. The spyware program loads in the background and underlines certain words, which turns them into hyperlinks. Therefore, when you click or put your mouse over them, an advertisement pops up that leads you to the product related to the word that's highlighted.

Possible spyware programs that may be installed on your computer are:
"Smiley CentralTM, Cursor ManiaTM, Popular ScreensaversTM, the MyWebSearch® search box and Search Assistant."

You may have also have been unknowingly infected if you visited or downloaded from IWON, Vimeo, Life123 , Girlsense, Kazulah, Excite, Vicinio, and Zwinky.

You will also need to look for "Bonus software" that may have been downloaded along with your main program.

To remove the offending programs, you will need to uninstall the program as well as any of the additional side-programs that were also downloaded. You should also check your browser add-ons as well.

Alternatively, you can use Firefox to view your site and you will no longer see this issue.

Please let me know if further clarification is needed.
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Hi Christee,

I'm also getting the same error as you are getting. I don't think it's something specific to your computer. You may have linked to a website on your site that has been marked as a malware site.

I am seeing on the diagnostic page that the linked site with malware is: I am going to report that to, as I use that service.

What is your website's URL? Have you linked to in your site anywhere?

Also, I went to and clicked the "proceed anyway" link and it said a Trojan Horse was blocked.