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Latest Update Triggered Wordfence Malware Warning (3 posts)

  1. PositiveMostOfTheTime
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Just an FYI for anyone using this plug in and also for the developers to be aware of this issue.

    I've been using Ultimate Security for awhile with very few problems. However the latest update of this plugin triggered a "malware alert" from Wordfence.

    Alert generated at Sunday 22nd of September 2013 at 06:32:07 PM
    Critical Problems:

    * File contains suspected malware URL: /home/xxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-security-checker/languages/default.po
    * File contains suspected malware URL: /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-security-checker/securitycheck.class.php
    * File contains suspected malware URL: /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-security-checker/languages/ultimate-security-checker.pot

    No other files on my site were infected and no other malware warnings.

    I've removed the files. And the plug in as well.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-security-checker/

  2. itpixie
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I would like to add that the suspected malicious URL Wordfence's complaining about is

    creativebriefing[dot]com

    A scan using Virus Total reports this site has been classified as malicious by at least 4 URL scanners.

    It seems that the flagged files are referencing creativebriefing[dot]com to explain a certain malware infection symptom. And unfortunately the referenced site itself has been infected. The files themselves are harmless.

    If you are comfortable in modifying code, simply search for "creativebriefing" in the flagged files and delete the references. That should fix the issue. I did that and now Wordfence scan comes back clean.

    Hope this helps.

  3. PositiveMostOfTheTime
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @itpixie

    Thanks for the helpful info I appreciate it!!!

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