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Malicious URL

Post by MooseMoney » Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:18 am

Our google ads have been suspended for few days now and when I asked them why they said that our website contains a malicious URL. I have no clue where to find this url! The URL specified by google ads support is

Any idea how to find this url?
Last edited by imanickam on Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed the malicious url mentioned in the post

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Re: Malicious URL

Post by pe7er » Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:09 pm

MooseMoney wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:18 am
Any idea how to find this url?
You could create a backup of your website (e.g. using Akeeba backup) and unpack it locally. Create an SQL backup of the database and put it locally in the same folder.

Use a decent IDE or editor that has a good search function and search the code + SQL of the database for that URL.
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Re: Malicious URL

Post by S3ro7low » Tue Mar 07, 2023 5:52 pm

Dose the cloudflare website be useful in this case ?

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