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Malicious Redirect on 404 pages (4 posts)

  1. MKlein Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am a web designer and the site I created for my client http://digitaldispatcher.com/

    has been affected by some sort of malicious redirect that whenever you go to a page that does not exist -- such as http://www.digitaldispatcher.com/ll

    It redirects to a weight loss website!!

    I don't even know where to start trouble-shooting this problem. I have a backup of all the files and am trying to search for the source of the redirect but I can't find it anywhere. I honestly don't even know what search terms I should be using or what I'm looking for exactly.

    ANY advice on where to start fixing this problem is GREATLY appreciated.

    Here is the list of plugins I am using on the site

    Akismet
    Version 2.5.7 | By Automattic

    All in One SEO Pack
    Version 1.6.15.3 | By Michael Torbert

    Contact Form 7
    Version 3.4 | By Takayuki Miyoshi

    Display widgets
    Version 1.24 | By Strategy11

    Easy Modal
    Version 1.0.4 | By Wizard Internet Solutions

    Enhanced Text Widget
    Version 1.3.4 | By Pomelo Design

    Fast Secure Contact Form
    Version 3.1.8.2 | By Mike Challis

    Google Doc Embedder
    Version 2.5.6 | By Kevin Davis

    Google XML Sitemaps
    Version 3.2.9 | By Arne Brachhold

    Slick Contact Forms
    Version 1.3.7 | By Lee Chestnutt

    WordPress Post Tabs PRO
    Version 1.0.1 | By TabberVilla

    WP Maintenance Mode
    Version 1.8.7 | By Frank Bültge

    WP Smush.it
    Version 1.6.4 | By Dialect

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. MKlein Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a lot for the reply,

    It seems that a folder located at wp-content/plugins/wpppm contains the redirect and I'm planning on deleting the folder and then installing WordPress 3.5.1 (I have 3.5 installed currently) and then implementing a security plugin maybe http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bulletproof-security/.

    I'm not sure if the above measures are at all enough in this instance. Any thoughts or advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks again.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately, you really should go through all the listed articles above - you want to be sure you've totally removed the malicious code and closed any backdoors. If you're not sure about doing it yourself, Securi has a good reputation.

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