Malware Detected? Breaking Story

July 3, 2009

mashable logo 300x108 Malware Detected? Breaking StoryI queued up at 10:50 am cst and received the above error.  According to Google, Malware is detected on

Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!  The website at contains elements from the site, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

There is a lot that loads when joinning any page and Mashable and any website can add things to their site that haveunknowingly been flagged in Google for malware, but nonetheless, proceed cautiously when you see this error.

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I cannot in any way see Pete Cashmore of Mashable fame knowingly allowing any form of malicious content on the site, but none the less, a warning from Google is pretty strong.

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  • Erion Shehaj

    WOW! I’m there every week. That can’t be good for their traffic

  • Lani Rosales

    i bet that scared some @mashable readers back into the feed reader. scary to think this could happen to such a well known site, YIKES!

  • Brad Coy

    for the past few days I have not been able to go the Mashable without my browser crashing (in Firefox). strange

  • Jenn

    Same warning coming up at other sites, also ones which would never knowingly host anything malicious.

  • Maxie

    I got the Google warning this morning, 7/3, when browsing on I sent a copy of the message to but haven’t herad baCK from them yet.

  • Pete

    It’s not us, it’s a site called eyewonder that serves ads to many major sites: I got one this morning on Don’t think there’s a genuine maware threat: it’s Google mis-flagging eyewonder.

    Hopefully they’ll address it soon.

  • teksquisite

    I’ll bet that is why Firefox kept crashing every time I went to mashable today – hoping the offensive ad has been blocked.

  • teksquisite

    That ad site is a mess – I’ll place my money on Google. If you click on any of the links in that first link above – such as:
    (elfahnet) Malicious software includes 6614 scripting exploit(s), 3838 trojan(s), 3027 exploit(s).

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