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Someone added Blu Host to my blogroll without me knowing anything about it (9 posts)

  1. amethyst108
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I noticed that I had trouble logging onto my website this morning at astrocelebrities.com and then found after clearing my cache folder that someone had added 'Web Hosting' to my blogroll without me knowin anything about this. When I click on the page it comes up as Blu Host and some kind of forum page - and I can;t get rid of it - every time I try it seems to come back again.

    How do I get rid of it? How do I prevent a repeat performance?

    Best - amethyst108

  2. pierig
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't have any idea yet, but please first put an empty index.html into the http://astrocelebrities.com/wp-content/plugins/ folder, I can see all your plugins..

    Do you have a backup which you can restore?

    Regards
    Stefan

  3. amethyst108
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Stefan,

    Thanks for the reply - how can you see the plugins - sorry I am a beginner - they don't come up when I look at the site.

    I do have a backup - thankfully - but don't know how to use it yet. I can access plugins folder but am not sure what you mean by empty index.html in there.

    Will go look anyway.

    Thanks - Helen

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    just open notepad and save a blank file as index.html and upload it to your plugins directory - this will stop folks like me from seeing your plugins

    do you have a link?
    it looks like someone is hacking you - which is possible since you still run ver. 2.6

  5. pierig
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm relieved, an expert answered :)
    I also think somebody hack you.
    What kind of link do you mean?

    Anyway:

    Hi Helen,

    When you type in your browser the address http://www.yoursite.com/wp-content/plugins/, you can see all your plugins. It's not good, because a hacker can see it too and find a bug in one of these plugins which allow him to do bad things (like adding a link).

    Please have a look at this page:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

    Additional I suggest you to use notepad to create a empty page called "index.html". Then you just have to put this new file in the folder "plugins" in your "/wp-content/" folder. If you have done that you can check again the address above if you still can see the plugins (you should see instead a white page).

    How have you made a backup? Export the datas or made a copy of the whole wordpress folder?

    Regards

    Stefan

  6. amethyst108
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Samboll & Pierig,

    Thanks for your help. I'll add the file right away - then get some help with restoring back up.

    Best - Helen

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm relieved, an expert answered :)

    :>) hardly!

  8. amethyst108
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I do have a link for the title 'Web Hosting' on blog roll. It is:

    http://www.openbluhost.com

    Have contacted webmaster and asked him what is going on. So will wait and see if I get a reply.

    Have added index.html to plugins folder too.

    Thanks again - Helen

  9. hhall72
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue with the openbluhosting.com link showing up in my blogroll, but I am running WordPress 2.7, and as far as I can tell, my plugins folder is not visible.

    Any other issues that might be causing this?

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