Several months ago, this website was infected by malware. In a nutshell, it’s something used by spammers to put ads and other assorted nasty things in the comments area of this website. It also triggered warnings on users’ home anti-virus software as well as Google, who labelled my site as “harmful.” So, I shut the website down for awhile.
To make a long story short, I downloaded all the files to an external drive and ran a virus-checker on them. I found the file that was causing the problem and removed it. The malware file was one that exploited old versions of the wordpress blogging software (which I hadn’t updated since 2005!). So I upgraded wordpress and uploaded everything back onto the site again. I ran several checks and everything was fine.
Unfortunately, it took much longer for Google to catch up. I submitted my site for re-evaluation, but it took a few months before it finally went through. Now, finally, the site is back online and the nasty malware is gone.
Yay technology. My standard life ramblings will follow shortly. In the meantime, you can read about the new Stalk Dave Gilbert game that some folks in the New York IGDA scene have made up.
The site’s a bit bland and sparse now. My old settings were lost. I’ll fix it soonish.