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Casino link hijacked my site (11 posts)

  1. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    My site, myrmidon.co, has a link to a casino up in the left hand header (I think), and I can't get rid of it. It shows up on Firefox, and iOS on my iPad, but not in Safari on my MacBook. I have tried to figure it out from other forum posts, to no avail. I am running the Responsive theme.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

  3. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yeah, I found this earlier, and tried it.. Just short of rebuilding everything, as shown in the smackdown blog, nothing is getting rid of it.

  4. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I am pretty new at this, and tried much of what I could understand from the links above. Nothing has worked. Can someone "ELI5" it for me? Thanks.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    If you cannot manage this yourself, you may want to consider hiring someone.

  6. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    ...um, yeah. Down vote. I am trying to learn.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Then I suggest you work through the links posted above one-by-one.

  8. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Then what? As you may (or may not) have noted, 5 hrs ago in my response, I did pretty much that.

    To be fair there were things that I wasn't sure about, ergo coming back to the forum. The problem still exists, and I don't know where to look.

    If you want to actually help, please do. Otherwise kindly promote your IT stereotypes on a different thread.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This is a forum. We help you to help yourself. We cannot do the work for you. Start with the first link and work through all of the steps it recommends. Then on to the second link etc etc.

    If you hit a specific problem, you can always ask for clarification but other than that, there's nothing else we can really do to help.

  10. myrmidonoss
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    OK, specifics: http://www.games-casino.us is in the very top left corner of my screen. I tried going through the editors to track down the code. I can't find it anywhere. I have deleted unused widgets, plugins, everything, and installed new theme and updated everything on the site.

    I don't think I ever asked anyone to do the work for me... If I recall, you were the one who suggested that: "hire someone."

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    We cannot determine where the link has been injected just by examining the site. That's why you have to work through all of those links to ensure that you have checked and cleaned every part of your site. There's no magic bullet or easy way around this, I'm afraid.

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