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[resolved] File contains suspected malware in Contact Form 7 (7 posts)

  1. Asif Mansoor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    My WordPress security tool generateed an error alert that there is some File that contains suspected malware. Location is in:

    abc.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/readme.txt

    So any solution for this?

    Thanks,

    Asif

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

  2. Chad Warner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Note: do not click the links to trans lat onli ne. com in this post, as the site is currently infected.

    [Moderator note: then don't make it clickable by wrapping it in code buttons and adding spaces. ]

    The Wordfence security plugin is showing me the same message. The issue is not in the WordPress site or the Contact Form 7 plugin; it's simply that Contact Form 7's Readme contains a URL that Google has flagged as a malware site. Here are the details from Wordfence:

    File contains suspected malware URL: /home2/optimwis/public_html/globalpartssource/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/readme.txt
    Filename: wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/readme.txt
    Bad URL: http://www.t r a nslatonline.com/)
    This file contains a suspected malware URL listed on Google's list of malware sites. Wordfence decodes base64 when scanning files so the URL may not be visible if you view this file. The URL is: http://www.tra ns lato nline.com/) - More info available at Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page.

    Google does show "This site may harm your computer." below http://ww w. t r a n s l a t o n l i ne.com.

  3. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for reporting this. I just emailed to the owner of the problematic site (Armenian translator). Hopefully he can fix it soon.

  4. Asif Mansoor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    Please let me know when or how it will be fixed.

    Thanks,

    Asif

  5. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know as I'm not the owner of the site.

  6. Steven Stern
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Look at the spelling... I believe that the site is misspelled. There's no "I" before the "o" and after the "t".

  7. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This problem has been resolved. The site is safe now.

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