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add/delete plugin function redirects to bad web site (7 posts)

  1. daniel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    excuse the novice quesion:

    i have a small wordpress site up, hosted by somebody else. Recently i tried to configure a plug-in off of the admin page and my browser ended up attempting to go to checkprivacy.ru ... i have discovered thru trial and error that once this happens, most functions dealing with plugins will try to redirect like this. A clean restart of IE8 will bring back the functionality however very frequently i find that this reoccurs. I have used a different pc however it happens on that one as well. one of the most consistant ways to trigger it is to attempt an install of another plug-in, it prompts "do you want to install" then the redirection occurs. Am I out of luck?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. gagnonconsulting
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same thing happening to me. I am still trying to find out what and where it is. I have scanned all my files and database content with AVG and MalwareBytes, but it does not show up as a virus. The issue I have is it tries to go to the checkprivacy.ru when I go to http://www.mysitename.com, but is ok when I leave off the www. It also does some strange things when I go to the plugins section, so I assume it is in there, too.

  4. noslan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    both must check .htaccess file, delete it and create it again, then you MUST secure your wordpress installation, and ask for bad files to your hosting provider.

    It looks like a php "trojan" script in your hostings :)

  5. daniel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    any advice as to how to find the trojan? would it be in my site's files or the hosting sites files?

  6. gagnonconsulting
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, please any advice... I have read all the links ESMI provided and there does not appear to be anything that I can find in my installation. I have asked the hosting company to check the .htaccess file and they appear to have fixed a redirect issue there, since now entering http://www.sitename.com goes to sitename.com instead of the hacker domain.
    When I try to use the Add New Plugin feature, though, I still get an attempt to run something on a .ru domain and the page does not display properly.

  7. daniel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    my hosting provider has also elimiated the offending htaccess file and so far i have not had any problems. Crossing fingers....thanks to all for the advice...

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