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can google webmaster tools find malware in pages that are password protected? RRS feed

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  • User-1422203677 posted

    I use membership security for my website (yes, I know it is outdated, but I had too much trouble updating it), which means that various folders in the site have a web.config file in them, that restricts each folder to users in a particular role.

    Recently I added my site to Google Webmaster Tools, which has a feature that searches the site for malware.  (I'm not sure what this means - does it look at pages to see if malicious javascript was inserted, or does it just look for programs?)

    Anyway, it would seem that Google tools could not access most of my folders and files, given this security setup.  So the malware check is useless.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.

    Friday, January 30, 2015 8:22 AM

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  • User-821857111 posted

    Am I correct?

    Yes.

    does it look at pages to see if malicious javascript was inserted

    Most likely, yes.

    I use membership security for my website

    So are the vast majority of ASP.NET web sites that require authentication out there. There is no need to "update" it if it is working. 

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, January 30, 2015 4:14 PM