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Has my wordpress site been hacked?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by kingkong, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    Whenever i click on any links on the SERPs, i get redirected to youfindmore.com/xxxxx rather than my wordpress blog.

    I am assuming my site has been hacked - how do i fix this?
     
  2. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    only on a few search terms, others seem to work ok

    what keyword?
     
  3. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    the site is not new, and ranks for many keywords in google, however for a few particular keywords you are redirected to an alternate site.

    How do i stop this?
     
  4. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    i don't want to give away my site or keywords, i don't see why they are necessary
     
  5. khan0

    khan0 Registered Member

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    You're off to figure it out yourselves then. None of us here can magically figure out if its hacked or not without looking at the website :confused:
     
  6. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Are you using free hosting??
     
  7. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    try changing your theme.. and see if that helps..
     
  8. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    maybe is a wordpress/firefox plugin?
     
  9. nambu

    nambu Newbie

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    Is it only certain keywords, or any time you visit your site from Google? They could've slipped a little redirect in one of your WP theme files that sends anyone referred from Google to the other site. Not hard to do with php. You should have a look at your theme's template files for any suspicious code which may have been inserted.

    Or as legoego suggested, you could just try changing the theme. I would upload a fresh one, as they may have inserted the code into all the themes in your folder. If that stops it then clean up your old themes files, or upload it again fresh.

    By only redirecting Google, they were probably hoping it'd take longer for you to notice. Were you by any chance running an older version of WP? If so, you should update it after you fix the problem. Old versions get hacked all the time.
     
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  10. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Yea sorry I was a bit brief with my last post.. I meant to say maybe you got your WP theme from a bad source.. trying using a theme that you know is clean..

    Thanks nambu for clarifying!

    I also asked about the free hosting since some free host do a little redirecting as well..
     
  11. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    Reuploaded my theme, worked like a charm. Thanks guys
     
  12. agent_mango

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    maybe your hosting put some redirect ads on your site..try another hosting
     
  13. bijikpalir

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    Sorry for bump this thread, If I got similar problem like @kingkong, can I see the redirected on my statcounter?
     
  14. legoego

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    don't know what it is, but it sounds painful
    Good to know..:) Might help other members on this forum..