Back To Google Ads

As you may have all noticed, this site frequently got listed as a malware site, and several readers “complained”: on Twitter about it, so I finally looked into the issue. After thoroughly scanning the site and server for malware, I used the “Theme Authenticity Checker”:, which checks for malicious bits and all, and it found a link in base64. Now on its own, base64 isn’t harmful, but it’s often used to disguise malicious links without them being visible in the code. Turns out the “malicious links” were from the TNX ads I had been using. Now, TNX is a good service and it’s already paid me around five bucks, but I can’t have it scaring away people, so I ditched the TNX ads and switched to Google Ads. While they’re not as easy to style or make unobtrusive, I’ve done what I could with them, and it doesn’t look too bad. Probably won’t pay as much, but at least I can trust Google to not do anything evil to my blog.

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