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Help! Wordpress Site Hacked

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by GoogleMarketing101, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. GoogleMarketing101

    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

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    There is a cialis ad in the title and footer on all my pages indexed in google and I can't find it in the theme or any scripts...

    Help! http://mrcheckout.net
     
  2. midnight_focus

    midnight_focus Power Member

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    I'm getting a warning that your site is dangerous so I can't visit it

    look in the header.php and footer.php and edit it or upload your backup
     
  3. HealeyV3

    HealeyV3 Power Member

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    I don't see it?
     
  4. El_Seo

    El_Seo Regular Member

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    If google already setted up a warning, you can go througt your webmaster tools account. (create one if you dont already have).

    Go to "diagnostics" menu and submenu "malwares". You should see where your problem is coming from.

    Fix the problem, find the hole and ask for a site review.

    Depending on the times, it's usually done within 24 hours.

    Good luck!
     
  5. pintonbd

    pintonbd Power Member

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    Have you made any backup from your cpanel? if yes then use the backup.
     
  6. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    my advice to you:

    1st: change the password on your site's webserver
    2nd: take a look at your server and see if you've got any weird looking files/scripts installed...
    3rd: delete and reinstall wordpress:


    if you are still having probs, contact your host's admin....maybe this is a problem on their end (security issue)
     
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    El_Seo Regular Member

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    It's really important, also to change your FTP password.

    I forgot these..
     
  8. redsasy

    redsasy Newbie

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    Look the steps that i have done for my first and only one hacking attempt to my site. The hacker was PrimeVirus or something..he edited my theme template(after couple of minutes i noticed that) so you chould check and replace with original files the theme first, then to check the header and footer for something unwanted there...But first of all change all passwords and hope that your FTP pass is not the same like the WP login...

    Wish you good luck.
     
  9. websitezbuilder

    websitezbuilder Regular Member

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    Yeh, I just had Stupid Hacker hack one of my client sites...

    Contact your host, see if they can resolve...Mine did...
    Reset your password to something super secure.
    Make sure you always have latest WP installed.
    Dont go uploading or adding dodgy plugins.
     
  10. Russ1395

    Russ1395 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you have Hostgator, they've taken cared of the hack problem in a couple hours. At least from my experience. One thing you could try is:

    1. Export your posts, pages, etc...
    2. Uninstall and reinstall Wordpress
    3. Take the security advice that the other members just told you.
     
  11. helpnub

    helpnub Registered Member

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    You can install some free security plugins available from word press .org once your back up and running. Not foolproof but should stop the casual defacer from doing injection attacks, exploiting .htaccess etc etc
     
  12. idsignup

    idsignup Junior Member

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    hacked wordpress ? i don't believe
     
  13. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    It is easy to hacked wordpress. My blogs have been hacked 3 times when I was not familiar with how to make it secure.