I love Auctiva, the 3rd party eBay provider with lots of free services for eBay sellers and I use their services very often. But when I went to log in today I got these warnings.
Firstly, on the Google search results page (the red circles are mine):
I figured that Google search was just being a little overzealous so I clicked through anyway. To my surprise, I get this next:
Now I’m annoyed. I just want to visit the website, darn it. So I click the Safe Browsing diagnostics page hoping it will let me through. Instead it gives me this:
Diagnostic page for auctiva.com
What is the current listing status for auctiva.com?
Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 42 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-02-21, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, auctiva.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.
Three messages in a row? Google means business. But was Auctiva’s site actually hacked or found of using maleware or is this all a strange over-policing by Google. There is no news anywhere on it so I don’t know if even Auctiva itself knows its been blacklisted.
What is really annoying is that you absolutely cannot visit the site when using Google at all and when typing the address into the address bar, though you can get through if you choose, you get a big red message from Firefox.
Now sellers have to make the decision as to whether they trust their past history with Auctiva enough to still use it or whether to avoid the site as Google and Firefox says. I for one am changing my plans to use it today as they have successfully scared me off. But Auctiva has never given me any reason to not trust it before so this is very odd.