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Here's the email I just received from Google about why they won't turn on my AdWords account after my hosting provider had DNS issues which caused AdWords to believe the site was compromised by malware:

The destination URL: http://www.ledsignage.com/counters-clocks-timers is returning a 404 error when our systems scan it via an ad click. This indicates that the site's server likely has an existing compromise that prevents referer URLs from successfully visiting the site through an ad. Please note that the URL may still work when directly visited in a browser since the referer URL is a completely different setting.

Is this actually possible? There's no other way to reach the page other than using the URL to it. I thought a referrer URL is in the header of the HTTP request, and simply stored the URL of the page you were just at.

Are they saying that there's some kind of malware on my site that's filtering requests based on the value of the referrer URL? Have any of your ever had this problem?

I had to comment out the following lines to get the .htaccess file to work with goaddy:

# PHP 5, Apache 1 and 2.
#php_flag magic_quotes_gpc                 off
#php_flag magic_quotes_sybase              off
#php_flag register_globals                 off
#php_flag session.auto_start               off
#php_value mbstring.http_input             pass
#php_value mbstring.http_output            pass
#php_flag mbstring.encoding_translation    off  

I am having another issue but only with some pages. I'll probably make this another question, but it might be related. Some pages are causing redirect loops. Here are some examples:

http://www.ledsignage.com/faq, /software, /outdoor (stackexchange won't let me put in more than one link)

I've tried to remove the url alias from these pages and still have the infinite redirect issue. I did recently move this site from another hosting provider to godaddy. This is drupal 7.2. I'm not sure what other info you need so just let me know and I'll post a comment with the information (assuming I can commment). Thanks in advance for any help!

  • wow, I never seen like this link ledsignage.com/faq – Bala Nov 27 '13 at 13:58
  • Drupal 7.2 is damn old. Current release is 7.24, 22 minor versions younger. Have you considered update? Big chance it was already fixed inone of these updates. – Mołot Nov 27 '13 at 13:59
  • If GoDaddy won't host a Drupal site properly (i.e., you have to take necessary config out of .htaccess just to get the site to work), you need to move to another host. Or at least contact their support for advice. I'm not sure we're going to be able to help you here, as this screams of server config – Clive Nov 27 '13 at 13:59
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    @Clive I don't think it's GoDaddy issue. OP have <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL='http://www.ledsignage.com/faq'"> in his HTML. GoDaddy used to modify HTTP headers (or that's what I heard), but I never heard that it modify client's HTML. It must be something OP did, module he installed etc. – Mołot Nov 27 '13 at 14:01
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    Try searching for drupal_add_html_head()... – Clive Nov 27 '13 at 14:09

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