Support » Plugin: WP-Polls » Any idea why wp-polls is seen as potential malware by scanners?

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  • Plugin Author Lester Chan


    Your site might have been comprised before?

    My Site using WP-Polls is fine, I ran 2 of my sites with the scanner, &

    Have you tried upgrading to the latest WP-Polls? The scanner result you quoted indicates that you’re running v 2.5, and according to the plugin changelog, that version is a couple of years old and (more importantly) several security issues have been fixed in more recent versions.

    Thanks for the reply Lester.

    One thing I noticed on your site. I don’t see
    <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>
    in the footer in your code.

    My site gets this at the bottom of each page (but using my domain name). It looks like that is called in wp-polls.php (Function: Enqueue Polls JavaScripts/CSS).

    I’m calling the poll as a shortcode in a post and not a sidebar. Does that make a difference? And using
    <?php wp_footer(); ?>
    in my footer.php file.

    using WP-Polls version 2.62
    I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled to make sure it hadn’t been hacked before.

    Thanks Amy, I will check that. I am using the latest version, but maybe there is something hanging on from the old version I just upgraded?

    But I do see this in the wp-polls.php file of the plugin.
    wp_enqueue_script('wp-polls', plugins_url('wp-polls/polls-js.js'), array('jquery'), '2.50', true);

    But I’m not a PHP pro, so I don’t know exactly what that means.
    Maybe something in my DB that is confusing the version of WP-Polls?

    Plugin Author Lester Chan


    the latest version of WP-Poll is 2.62 =)

    And that latest version is supposed to place

    <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>

    in the footer?

    Thanks for your help.

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