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  • amnesiak


    someone out there who can part with some wisdom?

    (to help me fix this)

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Looks like WP source code. I’d do an upgrade to 2.8.4 over again, Upgrading WordPress, as it looks like a bunch of WP files didn’t complete their upload. And then check for leftover bits of the hack from the same link above, Cleaning your hacked WP install.



    I’d probably try refreshing those files again first. Delete wp-admin and wp-includes entirely, then re-upload again via FTP in Auto mode. Same goes for the files in the root (except wp-config.php of course).

    Take a look and see if there’s anything suspicious inside your .htaccess file and manually examine your wp-config.php too for any shenanigans.

    Regenerate your Permalinks if you’re using them.

    Still having problems after that, install some of the security scan/exploit checker plugins and see if there’s anything buried in the database itself somewhere.

    edit: errr, yeah. What he said. 🙂



    thanks guys. I completely deleted everything and reuploaded it and it remained the same for around an hour and now things are looking good.

    Unusually although I went through the site, deleted hidden admins and checked the db, I still get Pharmaceutical references in Google Reader.

    My last check is with Plug-ins

    I’ll also install a security check plug-in in hopes that it makes life a bit easier 🙂


    Maybe you can try cleaning it up with fire. Maybe this way you will terminate once and for all with spamming. That`s why people hacked. You know what i am talking about … Oo, try with Start -> Turn Off Computer -> Shut down. Ok? RESOLVED

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