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[closed] When clicking on my site from google, users are redirected... (13 posts)

  1. BrianLender
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Recently I noticed that when a user clicks on my site from google or another search engine, they are redirected to some other random site. My website is http://www.LenderIns.com If you go straight there, there are no issues; but when you come from a search engine, you get redirected.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this?

  2. trouble
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Warning: Something's Not Right Here!
    www3.bestscannerfyn.rr.nu contains malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
    Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.
    We have already notified www3.bestscannerfyn.rr.nu that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on www3.bestscannerfyn.rr.nu, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page.

    LOOKS LIKE VIRUS PROBLEM TO ME.

  3. BrianLender
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes but does anyone know how to find the source of the problem?

  4. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would start by checking your site's .htaccess file for anything that looks like a suspicious redirect.

  5. BrianLender
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is all that's in my .htaccess file. Is any part of it suspicious?

    # 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
  6. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Kionae, is right. You need to look for an htaccess file. Typically, hackers will redirect your site based on the referrer such as Google and Yahoo. I'd scroll to make sure there's not random text hidden in the file. I'd also look to see if there's an htaccess file somewhere else.

  7. BrianLender
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is probably a super dumb question, but is there anyway to do a search on my server to find the .htaccess file? I use FileZilla for my FTP program...

  8. Andrew Tegenkamp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may have gotten base64 hacked too. I'd search your PHP files for "base64_decode" and/or reload fresh files from WP. Some of these will only redirect from google/facebook/etc so it takes the owner longer to figure out.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  10. BrianLender
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may have gotten base64 hacked too. I'd search your PHP files for "base64_decode" and/or reload fresh files from WP. Some of these will only redirect from google/facebook/etc so it takes the owner longer to figure out.

    I did have that happen. That code was in every single PHP file on the server. I have removed it from all of the files though. Should I just re-download the WP files and replace the current ones on my server or would that mess up the site and make me have to re-configure it?

  11. Andrew Tegenkamp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd say follow the advice in the links esmi posted, esp the first since that's the official FAQ for getting hacked. You are fine replacing the core files IF you have not modified the core files (you could even use a program like WinMerge to compare yours and a fresh download to see if there are any differences if you are curious). Themes and plugins should be fine but could depend on the theme/plugin so I'd back up wp-content to be safe if you end up removing/replacing that.

  12. jnettdesigns
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    problem solved

  13. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a job at jobs.wordpress.net to hire someone http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Offering_to_Pay

    You should start your own topic for this rather than jumping in on a three month old one. Look at the links esmi posted they are still relevant.

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