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    Quote Originally Posted by Garuda View Post
    In our quest to find out what it could be that Google thinks is a threat, we disabled some of the plugins. That is one of them.

    What is it which leads one to think that this particular plugin window could be a threat? Just curious...
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    Here's a "result page" using the Vivaldi browser when I typed "theoutpostforum.com". If you can't read this being too small, it says:

    "We had to put this page here because GOOGLE mistakenly believed that the redirect to the forum was deceptive"

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    Here's a result. Using Bing and typing "the outpost forum" at least it returns a positive result at the very top of the page! Of course, when I click on the link at the top, it takes me to the proverbial full red page with deceptive site warning ....pisssah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Albion-3D View Post
    What is it which leads one to think that this particular plugin window could be a threat? Just curious...
    Hope you didn't get the impression I was being too presumptuous here Garuda, my apologies.

    I'm sure everyone is doing their best to get the problem fixed.
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    If redirects are what is triggering Google to throw a fit and mark the forum as some kind of fishing site (and somehow I doubt it), I'd recommend looking into these articles:

    What Are Redirects And Which Type Should I Use? [The Five Types Of Redirects]
    https://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/redirects.html

    Because sometimes the way you redirect causes google to rank you lower (or not at all):
    https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection

    May want to investigate what a "Search Console" account is:
    http://searchengineland.com/google-w...directs-234664

    https://support.google.com/webmaster.../6001104?hl=en

    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en
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    Just got this popup, and it is actively blocking my browser.

    For every action, there is a corresponding over-reaction. -- Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fore View Post
    Just got this popup, and it is actively blocking my browser.

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    Thanks for sharing.
    Yes. AFAIK, we are simply Black Listed (by Google) for now, vs. an actual infection attempt.
    Pending Forum software update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calikid View Post
    Thanks for sharing.
    Yes. AFAIK, we are simply Black Listed (by Google) for now, vs. an actual infection attempt.
    Pending Forum software update.
    Just curious here as I'm not sure how this works.

    When I use Bing as my browser, and type in The Outpost Forum, it brings up our site right at the very top, no problem. Now when I click on the link, I get the same "red page".

    As Bing is pnp of Microsoft, how does google have the control to red flag when using the Bing Browser. Has Microsoft red flagged us too?

    Like I say, I'm not up to understanding how this works...
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    M-Albion-3d said:
    Just curious here as I'm not sure how this works.

    When I use Bing as my browser, and type in The Outpost Forum, it brings up our site right at the very top, no problem. Now when I click on the link, I get the same "red page".

    As Bing is pnp of Microsoft, how does google have the control to red flag when using the Bing Browser. Has Microsoft red flagged us too?

    Like I say, I'm not up to understanding how this works...

    @M-al
    Various Black Lists exist on the internet. Multiple vendors may use the same list.
    But, different products may also check different lists. (confusing, I know).
    Above and beyond the search engine you are using, your browser (example: see Security Zones for IE) checks a list.
    Also if your Anti-virus/anti-malware has a "Safe Surfing" component, it also checks a list.

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    Great, understand a bit better now, cheers!
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