During the last 7 days potentially active malware was detected on a subdomain. However, no threats were detected on the main website.
Malware Found: 11
Safety Rating: Caution
Compromised Pages: 83
List of Malware found on akamaihd.net
These are the top viruses found on this site by the percentage of total detections they caused during the last 30 days.
1 JS/AdInject 99.64 %
2 Invisible IFrame Injection 0.04 %
3 JS/Redir 0.27 %
4 Downloader Tibs 0 %
5 NeoSploit Exploit Kit 0.01 %
Last reported malware activity
Apr 17, 2016 (0 days ago)
Days with malware in last month
30 days (100% of total)
Days with malware in last year
363 days (99% of total)
This site blocks access to the security scanners shown below:
Cannot open site directly.
It is generally used with cloud servers. There is nothing nefarious going on - Akamai is used on many networks and is not malicious
As of 2009, secure connections (designed to highlight hidden intermediaries) pose a problem to Akamai, and attempts to connect to a popular website over HTTPS may reveal the Akamai backend. More recently, however, enhanced security offerings such as Kona Site Defender (Web Application Firewall) have become a major selling point, and in 2013 were the leading driver of revenue growth for the company.
This site follows you around the entire Internet, even where it is unneeded. It tries to place trackers on you and left unchecked turns words on random pages into ad links through the use of scripts. The ads are usually hardly relevant to the words they are attached to, leading me to believe that the sites linked to are also illegitimate. On top of that, they create pop-up ads that give themselves priority showing on your screen, many times when the user gives input on a page, such as clicking a button, leading to sites of questionable credibility and security, as well as disrupting browsing by popping up in front rather than in back of presently active windows. This site does the same thing as a rootkit adware package known as Remarkit, leading me to believe the two are linked or else that this site hosts a web script version of the same. This site is unnecessary wherever you go, no site has ever required it to function, and it employs suspicious practices and scripts that could potentially lead to harm to your system. Attempts to go to the site have met with no success, and contact information is not present. Whoever runs this site should be made to account for all of this.
This seems current, but this site is creating links to ads using text within web pages. It doesn't discriminate. It links to ads on my personal business site and of course I'm getting no compensation as well as it's misleading to my customers and makes it harder to navigate. I know it's this site because when I block it I don't have the issue.
In theory it should have been safe but then why would it attempt to drop all those LSOs and run trackers?
The truth is most sites are going to run just fine without it. It is a good candidate to block.
If a site can't run without it you probably want to kick that site to the curb. Some prices are too high to pay.
According to Wikipedia Akamai is a server farm that is hosting many internet services that have moved their websites or other services into the clouds as they call it.
Drops LSO's = user tracking; example:
this URI will be found in your Flash cookie storage, though you viewed no Flash content
there is no "site" at hXXp://akamaihd.net