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aussiehost IPs blacklisted

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by FirstPageResults, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. FirstPageResults

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    auDA Member:
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    This is a problem with share hosting accounts, and in fairness to aussiehost.com they are probably not to blame here.. it's more likely some nuffy neglected to update his wordpress or set some lax username and password combo.

    I rarely use shared hosting these days, but I do still have an account with aussiehost for some legacy sites. Today I logged into one such site to do some maintenance and noticed that my McAfee SiteAdvisor browser plugin was indicating the site has "potential security risks. Use extreme caution".

    This came as a bit of shock to me as I run a fairly tight ship dev wise and the site in question is custom built, but I do know that sometimes completely safe sites are blacklisted. Having cleaned a few malware infected sites for clients in past, I know it's important to sort this out before more problems occur, so I checked out the report and noticed a user had posted this comment:

    And then I looked at the user account profile:

    By looking at the IP of the hosting account on malwareurl.com I can even see more of my sites are on the list:

    http://www.malwareurl.com/listing.php?domain=122.201.100.46

    At one point some malware was found on the server and there is even a thread on the aussiehost forums from Novemeber last year.

    I know quite a few members here are hosting with them, is this something you have noticed, experienced or are concerned with?
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2011
  2. neddy

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    I just checked some of my sites on AussieHost (thanks for that link to malwareurl.com).

    Mine all seem to be good, but I have a different IP address to the one you mentioned.

    Why don't you send Aussie Bob an email? He is very quick to respond generally.

    bob@aussiehost.com
     
  3. FirstPageResults

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    Update:

    It took a while to get a response, but I successfully disputed the rating for the server with McAfee: