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[resolved] Spam on My Slideshow? (8 posts)

  1. wtfbingo
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have what looks like spam acting as a link from within my slideshow tags:
    http://www.monicameza.com

    Is this common? How do I get rid of this?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery/

  2. Stefan Boonstra
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    That definitely is spam indeed. Also, it definitely is not what the output of a slideshow should look like.

    The slideshow plugin on your website is not loaded from the default plugin's folder. Instead of being loaded from the default "wp-content/plugins/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery" folder, it is loaded from the "wp-content/plugins/gefallt-mir-button" folder.

    You should deactivate and delete the current slideshow, and install the correct one from this location.

  3. wtfbingo
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Crazy. Thanks for the help (it would also explain why my comments have been inundated with spam).

  4. wwatkins123
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    All I did was delete the slideshow plugin and re-installed it on WordPress and it still had my slideshow saved and the spam was gone.

  5. jamonkey
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have the same thing on my site, why all of a sudden are people getting spam installed on their sites? Mine was to a Facebook page.

  6. ireneherz
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thank you! That worked! I deleted the plugin, reinstalled from the link in your post and added a new slide show. The hack is gone!

  7. Stefan Boonstra
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    That's great to hear!

    @jamonkey: When installing a plugin from a different source than WordPress.org, you're risking that spam is included in it. As was the case for those with the "Gefält mir button" plugin, a plugin's files can be altered by someone to profit from it. Installing a plugin from th WordPress.org plugin directory is therefor much safer, as it's checked for spam and exploits.

  8. jamonkey
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I did download from wordpress the spam appeared within the last month. No worries though I'm already using another slider.

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