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  • Resolved tac3022

    (@tac3022)


    Hi there,

    I added an external link on one of my blog pages but once published when you hover over it (and click on it) the link starts with androezrs.net which I have Googled and found it is an affiliate cloaking link but the link isn’t to an affiliate site, I don’t have any plugins making this happen and it doesn’t happen to any other links on my site. I can’t figure out why it’s adding in this link in the middle and can’t find any information as to why this could be. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic
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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    You have probably been hacked. Check by entering your site at https://sitecheck.sucuri.net.

    If hacked, get a fresh cup of coffee, take a deep breath and carefully follow this guide. When you’re done, you may want to implement some (if not all) of the recommended security measures.

    If you’re unable to clean your site(s) successfully, there are reputable organizations that can clean your sites for you. Sucuri and Wordfence are a couple.

    @sterndata I just entered my site into that link and it said no malware found, so does that mean I can rule out being hacked? (Thanks for your response)

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    no, not necessarily. Install the plugin “wordfence” and use it to scan your site.

    @sterndata It found some legacy CSS files but it seems they’re just leftover files which are apparently nothing to be alarmed about, right?

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    probably, but if this issue is still occurring, you need to treat your site as if it were hacked.

    I just wanted to provide an update on this issue as I’ve since found what has caused it. Anrdoezrs is a redirect domain used by Commission Junction who I signed up to a long time ago and had to implement code in the Head of the site to activate but I’ve never used. I recently found it in the header site file, looked up the whois record for anrdoezrs, found Conversant Media which is the company of CJ and then realised that’s what had happened. Basically me being stupid/forgetful but I wanted to add this update as I have seen other unanswered questions with the same issue so hopefully this helps others.

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