Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

Malware is an umbrella term used in IT security to refer to all forms of malicious and intrusive software such as Trojans, viruses, backdoors, worms, adware etc. Hence “a malware infected WordPress website” means that the WordPress website in question has been hacked and was injected with some sort of malicious software. Typically a malicious website can be used to infect the computers of its visitors and users, allowing the spreading of the infection, hence why it is blocked by Google. You can learn more about Malware from this Wikipedia article and you can also read the article how to clean a malware infected WordPress website which allows you to get a better insight of what goes on in an infected website.

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