Mon 18-Mar-2013 20:22
I am a website developer and one of my websites is being tagged as a high risk website by Sophos Anti-Virus. The URL is www.consultanttraining.com.au. I did a test on www.virustotal.com and Sophos is returing a "Malicious site" result. This is a very simple website and absolutely nothing malicious has been installed on it. My web host company has tested the server at their end and cannot find any problems. I tested the website on Google Webmaster tools and nothing negative resulted. I tested the site on checkwebsitesafe.net and the result was 100% positive. Can you please advise why your software is having a problem with this website and what code is resulting in the website being seen as a problem? Thanks so much for your assistance.
Tue 19-Mar-2013 07:35
Anyway, the answer is always the same: Please contact, or better - have your host company contact Support directly, they will look into the issue and should be able to tell the reason for the classification and to initiate a re-classification of the
site IP. It's likely one of the other sites hosted on the server which triggered the detection.
Tue 21-May-2013 17:54
Sophos doing more harm than good with policies to block everything even if it does not conatin a virus. Sounds to me like politics is in mix with sophos bottom line. Sophos - Not just anti-virus but we tell you what you can look at!
Thu 01-Aug-2013 08:10
We have this same message for www.engineeringexcellenceawards.com
The IP address is not blocked. So no problem there.
We've checked the HTML, and there's nothing there. It's a really simple site, and malware would be obvious.
Sophos, can you advise if this is a problem with our shared hosting please?