How Are Favicon (.ico) Files Used in Website Malware?
When a website is hacked symptoms can sometimes include unexpected, unfamiliar and strangely located favicon or .ico files.
Other symptoms might include:
- ”This site may be hacked” warnings
- Strange redirects to spam websites
- Blocklisting by Google, Bing and other search authorities
- Randomly named folders containing spam files and big spam sitemaps
If you’re experiencing these symptoms or have discovered .ico files peppered around your website and you’re not sure what they are then you’ve come to the right place.