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Old December 31st, 2012 (6:04 PM).
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Oi, I'm getting that too.

What could make Google so mad at Pokémon? x]

For me, though, I can just click the "screw you I love Bulbapedia" button. Might not be the case for other people though…

EDIT: The problem apparently is with advertisements…

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Editing has been locked temporarily due to issues with malware from advertisements. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times. Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or IRC channel #bulbapedia.
Yeah, I remember. Pop-up video ads all over the place. It got a bit annoying at times.
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Old December 31st, 2012 (6:43 PM).
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    I got this too, and I'm a Google Chrome user.

    It sucks since I get most information from over there.
    The back way in the web site I found is through email...Lucky I have a subsciption with Bulbapedia sending me links to the latest news from the web site.
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    Old December 31st, 2012 (10:29 PM). Edited January 1st, 2013 by Starry Windy.
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    Old December 31st, 2012 (11:36 PM).
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      I got this too. I don't know why Google Chrome wants to keep us away from a amazing Pokemon website.
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      Old December 31st, 2012 (11:45 PM).
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      Getting it here too.

      Says the site may contain malware.
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      Old January 1st, 2013 (6:00 AM).
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        Go to Google's home page, type Bulbapedia into Google search, it will bring up Bulbapedia in the results and it will say that it will harm your computer, now scroll to the bottom of Google's results and click the 'Give Us Feedback' link... a text box should pop up and it should request feedback!!! tell Google that this malware warning on Bulbapedia's search results is a load of crap!!! (don't say it like that, just explain that Google is falsely reporting the site as harmful)

        after you type your description in, it will ask you to highlight the areas related to your description. highlight ALL bulbapedia websites in the search results, make sure the malware warning is also highlighted... don't forget to black out personal information like your name in the left and right corners as well as your email (if displayed)...

        if enough people complain, Google may take action!!! Google apparently STILL is reporting the site as unsafe and we NEED to tell them bull****!!!
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        Old January 1st, 2013 (7:17 AM).
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          I thought I was the only one that was affected by this Bulbapedia is a malware infected site thingy.

          I guess I will support this stand as well!
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          Old January 1st, 2013 (7:31 AM).
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              I will take a stand! There's nothing dangerous of Bulbapedia, what the heck?
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              Old January 1st, 2013 (7:59 AM).
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                I have Firefox and got this error from Bulba before. I have ads disabled and blocked though, nothing bad happened to my computer. Looks like it's back..and now I won't be going there for a while.

                Oh wow. Maybe some kind of spam/ad bot attack? Yay for ad blocks.

                Google's Report on Bulbapedia:

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                What happened when Google visited this site?
                Of the 1523 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 300 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-01-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-12-31.Malicious software includes 9 trojan(s), 4 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 8 new process(es) on the target machine.
                Malicious software is hosted on 6 domain(s), including _ _ _ .
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                Old January 1st, 2013 (8:11 AM).
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                  Bulbapedia should work now.

                  I GOT NEWS FOR YOU!!! I AM STILL GETTING MALWARE WARNINGS AND STILL BEING BLOCKED FROM ACCESSING IT!!!
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                  Old January 1st, 2013 (8:56 AM).
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                    Not to be rude or anything, but is it that big of a deal that people need to get worked up over it? The problem will fix itself eventually, and in the meantime I'm pretty sure there's alternatives to Bulbapedia. I'm not saying you shouldn't take action, but it's been like a day, no need to get riled up by this.
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                      Whilst I get this warning, I can still continue to it...
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                      Old January 1st, 2013 (9:31 AM).
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                        I GOT NEWS FOR YOU!!! I AM STILL GETTING MALWARE WARNINGS AND STILL BEING BLOCKED FROM ACCESSING IT!!!
                        The same with me. I tried bypassing it but it still won't let me.
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                        Old January 1st, 2013 (9:43 AM).
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                          So, If anyone had bothered looking at Blubapedia's twitter page (just a few results down)
                          You'd realise that Google did nothing wrong, and Bulbapedia is actively trying to solve the issue

                          One of Bulbapedia's ad networks started distributing malware, so any site using that ad provider has seen issues as well.
                          In other words, Google is just responding to a legitimate claim, and Bulbapedia is actively trying to remedy the situation
                          https://twitter.com/Bulbapedia
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                          Old January 1st, 2013 (10:33 AM).
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                              Justin, CALM DOWN!

                              Do you even know WHY it has malicious software on it? There are rogue ads appearing on Bulbapedia. Bulbapedia KNOWS what's going on and is working with techs from Google to fix the issue. Its already been reported. No you aren't going to have access until Google cleans the ads or Bulbapedia can remove them.

                              Its something to do with the Ad System that Bulbapedia is using and it effects other sites using the same system. It will clean itself when it is able to.

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                              The current issues are not only impacting Bulbapedia, but also a number of other large websites using these same ad networks.
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                              31 Dec Bulbapedia [email protected]
                              Please be aware Google has updated their Safe Browsing diagnostic page for us again. Seems our ad network has not yet resolved its issues.
                              Retweeted by BulbaNewsNOW
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                              30 Dec Bulbapedia [email protected]
                              Based on the new information from Google, it appears we're suffering from the same rogue ad issue impacting other sites, including Twitpic.
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                              30 Dec Bulbapedia [email protected]
                              Google has updated its listing on Bulbapedia, and we are investigating. It appears these are the result of rogue ads. http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...lbagarden.net/
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                              30 Dec Bulbapedia [email protected]
                              We have requested a review by Google of their malware alert message. After our own review, we believe it's the result of a malicious report.
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                              1. I'm not comfortable with having two threads on the malware warning so I'm merging them.
                              2. This is not the place for website discussion so going to kick it over to the proper forum.
                              3. Calm down.
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                              The offending Ad Network has been identified, and it appears Google have now removed the suspicious listing from our site. It may take a while for that to propagate to all ISP's, but things should now be safe.
                              It's funny, I don't often go to Bulbapedia to check things, but yesterday was the first time I wanted to look at something and the site was blocked due to malware warnings. I just tried opening it in both Firefox and Chrome, though, and it seems to be back to normal.
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                                Advertisement related. Why am I not surprised? Bulbapedia has been showing shady ad's for quite some time. It's nothing new. The site itself can be quite difficult to browse without Adblock Plus.
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                                I'm sure its over by now, for days I also had the message on Chrome and IE, made me a bit sad, Bulbapedia is my homepage. Glad that is up and running fine again.
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                                  Its over now... I guess they wrongly misplace it under that category.
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                                  Old January 2nd, 2013 (2:52 AM). Edited January 2nd, 2013 by Starry Windy.
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                                  Yes. I could search Pokémon-related things there again! It's good thing it's safe now.
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                                    It's still the same for me. I've been using this site a lot. I'll use pokemondb and or serebii for a while till it's fixed.

                                    Here is what happened: I got on there. On Firefox, Google said the site had malicious content or something like that. Then, I looked for the explanation. It said something about self-downloading malicious programs etc and if I wanted to bypass it anyway and take responsibility, gave me a working link. So I pasted it on browser and used the site.

                                    One day after, the same thing happened, then I bypassed it again but this time Mozilla blocked it saying they use Google's blocking lists and they're pretty accurate. Bypassed that as well. Got paranoid and made a full scan with security software. It found several java related malicious stuff in temp folder.

                                    I'm not going there again till I don't see a warning or bulbapedia makes an official statement on their twitter that the problem is fixed.
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                                    Old January 2nd, 2013 (8:39 AM).
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                                      I guess a particular ad that is used on their website was suspicious and/or carried malware... So Google took that listing off of their Ad Network thingie... ):

                                      Glad that's all sorted out though! I figured that some of you might have wanted to know. I also apologize if this thread has already been made by someone else!
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