I use Windows 10 with the Edge browser on my desktop and Norton, updated and scanned daily. I have never gotten any warning using Edge. Norton has never given a warning on the site, on any page, keeping in mind that I have literally looked at every single page, including storage and other places Google cannot even see.
Norton gives us a green light.
Other site scanners give us a green light.
Only Google seems to be having a problem with the site.
If I switch to Chrome or another browser based protection that links to Google, I get a flag once I access any UBB Threads page. Our base URL, marriageadvocates.com, doesn't get a warning. The warning appears when I access ANY page that uses UBB Threads including pages that Google cannot even see or access to scan because we do not allow access to anyone below the level of BoD .
I use three devices to access the site daily, two Android and one Windows 10. I use another one of each occasionally. All 5 devices get a daily scan. I get flags of tracking cookies from time to time that are most often connected with Google and the way they track you so they can target advertising based on the stuff you click on or shop for online. I have never gotten a flag for our site.
I activated a malware scanner that runs in real time and shuts down the browser and link if any one of over 750 thousand potentially dangerous bits of code are detected. I can browse this site without any issues but actually get booted from one website that supposedly offers protection from viruses and malware the moment the home page loads. My malware program doesn't like the site that claims it is protecting you from malware.
Google's own antivirus software once quarantined itself, or a critical portion of itself, rendering the machines it was one bricks with no way to access through the operating system.
Other small sites have gotten flagged and from what I can determine, only the ones who are willing to pay Google to "fix the problem" get the flag removed unless they instead pay someone else with significant clout to fix it for them.
We have even disabled the non standard and purely custom parts of the site. I have looked at old links, many now going nowhere. I have looked at literally every page of the site at the code level and have found no embedded code or hidden links to code of any kind. The way UBB works means that the only variable on any page is the text that y'all enter to make a post. That gets stored until someone's browser asks for it. The basic page itself is the same on every page. Any changes to any page at an executable level is obvious after looking at the same thing for the 10000th time.
I can assure you that Marriage Advocates
has no malicious code, has a blocked list of spammers and hackers that rivals some of the bad guy tracking sites and has even repelled specific attacks without being hacked. We keep zero personal data and make every effort to delete any data that might identify you when any of you accidentally posts it.
We don't have a bunch of data going somewhere else or we'd know about it. We don't have any pages being redirected because we'd know about it. We don't have anyone sneaking in to steal anything because we'd know if they broke in and the only thing they could steal would be the stuff you posted. Even we can't read your password which is why we can reset it but can't tell you what it was when you registered three years ago. We don't even have real names unless you have told us or made donation and we don't process or store that information since it's collected by someone else and we only get told that you did it once they process it.
So, the probability that someone is hacking the site is tiny. That they have installed any redirected links or malware on the site is orders of magnitude smaller. That they were able to get information that you didn't post yourself is smaller still and that anything they could get could be traced to you by even a forensic expert is about the same as cell phones being outlawed world wide while I am posting this. Not"impossible" but really really close...
Could I have missed something? Sure.
Could AR have missed the same thing? Do you KNOW AR? Still, it could happen.
Could Norton be so screwed up that they are unaware of some sneaky malware that Google is aware of? And they still don't know about it?
Could at least a half dozen sites that scan a website to see if it's safe all be missing the same thing for this long?
Could the only database of malicious sites that lists us be Google and the ones that draw their information from Google be the only one that is accurate and all the other ones are wrong?
Could all of the various antivirus and malware scanners, embedded software and hardware protection systems and services used by people visiting the site every day from all over the world all be missing evil code being installed on their machines using at least ten different operating systems, hundreds of ISPs in nearly every time zone on the planet???
Is MA safe?
We're a lot safer than your email because we don't let links in that you can click and end up on a porn site in Russia or Azerbaijan. We don't let people post links that ask for your credit card number or address or other personal information. The list of people who cannot login is bigger than the list of those who can and even logging in only lets you see what we let you see.
As for the vanishing text...
Predates the Google deal. Started after migration to new hardware. Every time we thought we identified the problem it turned out to not be the only variable. There are hundreds of things it could be that we know it's not. Maybe the same or more that we can only test by trial and error. It could turn out to be a combination of factors.
I can tell you ten things it's not off the top of my head.