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StopBadware shutting down community forum BadwareBusters.org

Posted on February 24, 2015 - 13:43 by ccondon

It's been nearly six years to the day since StopBadware and its partners launched BadwareBusters.org, our community platform for those who wanted to learn about and prevent badware. Over the years, the forum has helped thousands of website owners clean up hacked websites. Dozens of security experts have volunteered their time and talent to examine compromised sites, offer advice, and guide users to the best security resources for their needs. BadwareBusters has been exactly what it was intended to be when it launched in 2009: a place for our community to define its own needs, share stories, and learn from each other's experiences. 

At the end of this month, StopBadware will be shutting down the forum. We're terribly proud of all that our community has accomplished these past six years; we don't take lightly the decision to close up shop, but limited resources mean StopBadware is no longer able to maintain the forum in a way that's fair and productive for users. 

We're confident those seeking help with hacked sites and malware cleanup can find what they're searching for in places such as Google's malware forum, Bleeping Computer's forums, or Stack Exchange's community Q&As. StopBadware's hacked sites resources section also has useful tools and tutorials on finding and removing website malware, and longtime BadwareBusters moderator RedLeg maintains a gem of a site on website cleanup. 

Thanks for your participation and your wisdom. Keep learning.

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