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help after site hacked (8 posts)

  1. colrob
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not sure if this is the correct forum to raise this but my site has been hacked. The ISP took it down and after a lot of reloading etc it appeared to be better. Today I find that there are still problems. It seems that somebody has put scripts in that link my pages to dubious sites selling software. I found a script in .htaccess and removed it but do not have sufficient knowledge to know where to look for the other scripts. Several pages are affected. How can I clear out this crap? It is proving to be very time consuming and frustrating and I am thinking of ditching WP and going back to a conventional web site.

    Colin

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. colrob
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the links. I have seen most of them and some of the techniques they describe are beyond me. What I did: remove WP from the server and reinstall. Cleaned out the database and restored from a backup. Change all passwords. Noticed that there was a script in .htaccess so removed it. Still got problems e.g. if you do a Google search on photohsop tutorial for beginners my site is listed:

    Free Adobe Photoshop Tutorials For Beginners — Discount -133 ...
    organicgarden.org.uk/square-foot-gardening/plant-spacings - Cached
    Software store discount with -122% price off for Free Adobe Photoshop Tutorials For Beginners. Our prices: Windows 7 ultimate ($129.90), Microsoft Office ...

    But clicking on the link takes the searcher to one of my pages. There are many other examples!

    How do I stop this? Do I remove my site from Google?

    I did use http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/ and it said everything was OK so am still confused.

    Colin

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you cannot carry out the work yourself, then you may have to consider hiring someone.

  5. colrob
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would if I had the cash but am retired and live on small income. The site costs enough as it is so will probably just dump it.

  6. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you're site is clean, it will take awhile before Google will re-crawl your site.

    If you have a Google Webmaster Tools account they should be able to help you:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

  7. colrob
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, it does look as if things are improving as the Google instant preview which did come back clean.

  8. otreva
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to hear things are improving. After getting back to normal I'd suggest checking out some increased security practices for your install:

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