Hacked OpenX Ad Server Cleanup
Your OpenX ad server can be hacked due to an outdated OpenX installation, an insecure web host, or a weak password. When an OpenX ad server is hacked, the hack is used to insert malicious code that performs one or more harmful activities. The most popular hack adds an iframe or script to the banner page that distributes a virus, trojan horse, drive-by download, or other type of malware (malicious software). This can cause the website(s) that the ad server provides ads for to be flagged and blocked in the Internet Explorer ("This ad server has been reported as unsafe"), Firefox ("Reported Attack Site!"), Safari ("Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer"), Chrome ("The Website Ahead Contains Malware!" or "Danger: Malware Ahead!"), and Opera ("Fraud Warning") web browsers. They may also be flagged and blocked in the Google ("This site may harm your computer.", "This site may harm your device."), Yahoo ("Warning: Hacking Risks"), and or Bing search engines as well as Google's AdWords advertising service and Twitter ("unsafe link"). The hacker can also place a backdoor script that allows them remote access to the ad server to make future changes to it even if you have upgraded to the latest version of OpenX.
If your OpenX ad server has been hacked we can clean it up for you, attempt to determine how the ad server got hacked, and help you to secure it against a future hack. Hiring us will ultimately save you time and money over doing it yourself or hiring someone who doesn't know what they really should be doing (which seems to be pretty common based on the number of times we are brought in to clean up after a hack has returned).
Please feel free to contact us to receive a free consultation on how to best deal with your hacking issue. If you are not sure if your ad server is hacked, we can perform a free check to confirm for you if your ad server is in fact hacked.
To clean up the ad server, we will review the ad server's files and database for code inserted during the hack and remove that code. Checking and cleaning the website's files takes a few hours. If the ad server is running on an old version of OpenX, the current is 2.8.10 (check what version you are currently running), we will upgrade the ad server to the latest version of OpenX following proper upgrade procedures. Also, if any plugins are out of date we will update them. We will also work with you to secure the ad server against a future hack. If your ad server has been hacked due to poor security at your web host we can move your website to a new host as part of the service. If website(s) have been flagged and blocked due to the malware, we will assist you in requesting a malware review from Google, Yahoo, and or Bing to have the warning removed. It should take no more than a day to be removed from Google's malware blacklist after a review has been requested.
US$300, payment is due after the ad server has been cleaned up and we accept payment by credit card, debit card, or eCheck through PayPal in a number of currencies.