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  • Resolved ohdiesel



    I ran a scan of my database and it is full of garbage like iframes and other “hacks.”

    Does anyone have any idea of how to clean it without messing up the database?

    I checked the database by hand and it is full of advertisements and whatnot.

    Here are some of the things I found:

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    Does anyone have any idea how this could have happened?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    A few. There’s more than one way to hack a site, though, and spculation on that won’t help.

    Let’s fix ya!

    Read these:


    Thanks a lot.

    I think I will just try to restore a backup I made some time back and try to keep permissions strict.

    There is nothing I can do in the meantime to fix the database problem?

    I think it is just a database problem as I have scanned files and found nothing, but I could definitely have missed something.

    if you restore the database without following those steps, it could be a waste of time.

    did you check every single file and folder on your server?
    did you change every single password? (ftp, login, database)

    I dealt with it a bit back, and every time I thought I had everything cleaned, I was wrong. It’s not easy, but if you’re not thorough, it’s pointless.


    I have not checked it all thoroughly.

    I did run into something else:


    Anybody know where/what that crap is?


    yup, more crap…
    you’ve probable got rogue php files that were put on your server

    do you happen to have a /skin/zero_vote directory anywhere on your server?


    I am checking as we speak and will let you know.

    Thanks a lot for helping out.

    My website is the coming depression dot net

    Let me know if you see anything fishy in the code, please!


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