When you’re running a Google Ads campaign, it’s important to make sure that your website is free of malicious or unwanted software. Unfortunately, Google Ads may sometimes detect malicious or unwanted software on your website even when you don’t have any. If this happens to you, don’t panic! In this blog post, we’ll walk through how to fix the issue and get back up and running with your Google Ads campaigns.
What Is Malicious or Unwanted Software?
Malicious or unwanted software is any type of code that can harm your computer system or disrupt its normal operations. This includes viruses, worms, spyware, adware, ransomware and other types of malware. These types of programs can be used by hackers to gain access to sensitive information stored on your computer system and can cause serious damage if not removed quickly.
Why Does Google Ads Detect Malicious or Unwanted Software?
Google Ads scans websites for malicious code in order to protect its users from potential harm. If it detects any malicious code on a website that is being advertised through its platform, it will alert the advertiser and disable the ad until the issue is resolved. This helps protect both advertisers and users from potential harm caused by malicious code on websites being advertised through Google Ads.
How Do I Fix It?
If you receive an alert from Google Ads saying that there is malicious or unwanted software detected on your website, here are some steps you can take to resolve the issue:
- Check Your Website Security Settings: The first step is to check all of your website security settings and make sure they are up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates. You should also check for any outdated plugins or themes that could be causing issues with security settings as well as checking for any suspicious files that may have been uploaded without permission onto your server space.
- Scan Your Website For Malware: Once you’ve checked all of your security settings, it’s time to scan your website for malware using a reliable anti-malware tool such as Sucuri SiteCheck (https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/). This will help identify any potential threats present on your site so they can be removed quickly before they cause further damage.
- Clean Up Any Infected Files: After scanning for malware using Sucuri SiteCheck (or another anti-malware tool), it’s important to clean up any infected files found during the scan process in order to prevent further damage from occurring in the future. You should also take steps such as changing passwords for accounts associated with the site in order ensure maximum security going forward after cleaning up infected files found during scans..
- Submit A Review Request To Google: Once all steps above have been completed successfully (and assuming no more infections were found), you should submit a review request directly via email at email@example.com asking them if they could please re-enable ads for your site after completing all necessary steps outlined above in order fix their initial detection issue with malware/unwanted software present on our site prior submitting review request.
- Monitor Your Website Regularly: Finally, once everything has been fixed and ads are re-enabled again , it’s important monitor regularly both manually & automatically using tools like Sucuri SiteCheck (or another anti-malware tool )to ensure there are no new threats present which could potentially affect both user experience & safety when visiting our site.
Following these steps should help resolve most issues related to malicious or unwanted software detected by Google Ads quickly so you can get back up and running with campaigns again soon!