Am I misreading something here... or...
Google can flag your Website so that people can't reach it due to a "warning" about viruses.
The flagging came as a result of a third-party ad server/code not run by Google.
If you use Google's ad code, they will scan you clean and allow access to the Web site again?
Oversimplifying... but am I reading that chain correctly? Seems like a conflict of interest happening there with Google.
With Google Chrome or Safari, it blocks the site and tells you why.
It then gives you several options, to click and find out exactly why the site is being blocked - or to continue on at your own risk.
As the trojan was being delivered to dbstalk userswithout their knowledge (was only stopped if their Virus Software stopped it), Google and Safari were correct in what they did.
Yes, it was from an ad, but virtually every virus/trojan uses intermediate sites to spread the bug. In this case, dbstalk.com was the intermediate site.
Does not matter if it comes from an ad or an infected web server, if a site is sending out a bug, it gets flagged - for good reason.
see this link:http://safebrowsing....chrome&hl=en-US
Furthermore, this is not the first issue for the openx ad service in the past 90 days: Malicious software includes 110 exploit(s), 46 trojan(s), 3 scripting exploit(s).
Yes, its a pain in the a...for David and timing sucks - but such is the glorious life of a site owner