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  • amnesiak

    (@amnesiak)

    someone out there who can part with some wisdom?

    (to help me fix this)

    Moderator Mark Ratledge

    (@songdogtech)

    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.

    alism

    (@alism)

    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. 🙂

    amnesiak

    (@amnesiak)

    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 🙂

    aless.blog

    (@alessblog)

    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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