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Search results hacked? (5 posts)

  1. AmandaEve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know what is happening, but here is what is going on. When I search in google for my site (chinchedbistro.com) the first result is my site, awesome - but it's like the titles and descriptions of the pages have been changed. Google tells me I have pages about pharmaceuticals, which I don't, and skin care product, and Propranolol Mastercards (which apparently I ship in a remarkably short amount of time). But my site hasn't actually been hacked, when I click on the link, it goes to my normal pages and post, with no pharmaceuticals and the like. But this makes me look bad in the search results - how do I change this?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. AmandaEve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks, this is all great info.

    A few more questions if you have time.
    1) My .htacess file looks like this:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    Is that how it should look?

    2) I'm going to enable 'CloudFlare' on my site when I get to the bottom of this. I've also subscribed to VaultPress, they've saved my behind a few times. Should I revert to an older version and then enable CloudFlare, or the other way around?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that how it should look?

    Yes. That's a standard WP .htaccess file for a site installed at the root domain.

    Should I revert to an older version

    Assuming that you mean restore a backup, I'd say yes - do that first. You really need to make sure that the site is completely clean & stable again before making any other changes. Apart from inserting malware, hacks tend to damage files leading to an unstable or unpredictable site. That's the last thing you want if you're about to use something like Cloudflare.

  5. AmandaEve
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, so I found something fishy in my folders and AVG said it was a Trojan, so I deleted it, but i guess the damage is done, cause the google results are still misleading. So my next step is to revert to a back up? Then install CloudFlare (if CloudFlare is something you'd recommend, if not is there another that's better, CloubFlare is free from more hosting provider, that's why I mentioned it).

    Thanks again for your help, I'd like to put you on my Christmas card list.

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