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have you ever had any problem with your pirated template?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by heartdragon, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. heartdragon

    heartdragon Registered Member

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    Hi i created some website with template that i downloaded from filestube and many another site. I need to know if you had any problem with these kind of webite with these templates
     
  2. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    yup one wordpress theme that i have, had base64 etc encoded into it which meant that the site would at random times redirect to another website, i removed it and its AOK now, ran a few wp plugins over the site just to be sure aswel
     
  3. sirgold

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    Nope. Bulk look for "uuencode" and "base64" strings within the template files, be wary of any "long garbled code" that might show up and always check the footers for the usual "calls home" so you should be reasonably safe... In general... Always upload them to VirusTotal to stay on the safe side and detect some well-known hidden shell that might have slipped thru the cracks. It's not like you can really hide all that much with simple unencrypted (non ioncube) php code and these small measures should make a good primer to sleep well at night... ;)
     
  4. TheViceroy

    TheViceroy BANNED BANNED

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    I had someone send me a threatening letter once, but that was pretty much the only thing that ever came of it.
     
  5. MasterPhil

    MasterPhil Newbie

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    I was given a wordpress template that had a php malware script. Anything you get, look at the code, its worth it and sometimes you will be surprise at what you find.

    Honestly templates are cheap these days, its worth purchasing them. Google "cheap high quality wordpress themes". You will get full support and updates plus sometimes the template providers will do custom requests to make your site more unique.
     
  6. heartdragon

    heartdragon Registered Member

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    I will be safe if i make a backup often to my websites? Thanks
     
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    biznets2 Regular Member

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    Oh yes, I would advise anyone to check any templates thoroughly, I have a few that have been 'doctored'
    You don't think people give these things away for free and for no reason do you?
     
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    0scan0 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, I have found hidden links in some themes. Just removed them using the editor and then everything was fine again. I guess most people don't look through the code which means that those guys get away with it.
     
  9. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Nope, because you're still vulnerable. A backup is great for the data but it's still 'infected'. Hire someone to clean up the code if you don't know how but since you are pirating, I doubt you'll pay so just get another but clean theme. :p
     
  10. johnjubur

    johnjubur Registered Member

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    Try not to use pirated templates .. personally I don't use any pirated/cracked template/software
     
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    moister Regular Member Premium Member

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    I'd agree dont use any pirate themes almost any time I did use one had something hidden. No good
     
  12. bio1973

    bio1973 Newbie

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    Also with uuencode you can do a google search for decoder or unencrypt and then plug the html in and it will tell you exactly what that code is saying unencrypted!!
     
  13. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Not if you find a reliable source. Many members here got subscriptions at popular theme providers, they share the stuff with the rest of the community in the downloads section, just look for reputable members. Now if you go to DP and pick free stuff from there, you'll probably get those nasty codes.
     
  14. cdutchman

    cdutchman Newbie

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    Templates are just CSS and HTML, so it shouldn't matter if it's pirated or not. Just make sure you know how DOM manipulation works and you'll be OK.
     
  15. berkolish

    berkolish Newbie

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    What he said. If you get your templates from forums where you actually have to sign up, then the chances that you'll have nasty code embedded is significantly reduced. Even more so if the theme has been nulled by trusted members of that forum.