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  • Anyone know if this is part of core code, or coming from a plugin?

    Warning: Something’s Not Right Here!
    <your WP site> contains content from counter-wordpress.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
    Google has found that malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you’ve visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it’s possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed. Why not try again tomorrow or go somewhere else?
    We have already notified counter-wordpress.com that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on counter-wordpress.com, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page. (http://bit.ly/na8G5m)

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  • It’s not part of the core. There are basically three possibilities:
    1) Your theme has links/iframes that link to or pull in info from the site mentioned
    2) A plugin (more than likely not a plugin downloaded from the official WP repo) includes links/iframes that do so
    3) Your web server has been hacked, and someone has injected an iFrame or link into your site

    I’d start by visiting http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked and try following all of the instructions there.

    I have also received this message today. I’ve scanned through my files and don’t see anything out of the norm. I very few plugins. I will have to see what the next step is.

    I’ve got the same problem with DutchScene.nl, our visitors can’t visit the site with Chrome and was down in IE a few times.. In firefox and safari there isn’t one problem. I hope someone has the solution!

    @dutchscene….yes, my only issue is in Chrome. Haven’t tried w/IE though. Safari and Firefox have no problems. I use 1and1 hosting.

    I’ve searched at our plugins but can’t find a connection with counter-wordpress thingy. Shitty situation.

    Just had this problem on a client site, used http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/ to help narrow where the problem might lie.

    It found malware in a javascript file in wp-includes folder, I renamed the offending file to <filename.js.old> then uploaded a known good file I had on my computer. Afterwards I rescanned and it showed up clean.

    I did a few more checks here and there and with multiple browsers and seems to have fixed it.

    Also, the very first thing I did was reset passwords on accounts that had admin privileges.

    Hope that helps.

    Same issue! blog.etownian.org is having issues in Chrome, but nothing in Firefox (haven’t tried IE yet). The same exact error message is coming up. I’m afraid to click on the link to counter-wordpress.com from Google, but all it says is a Welcome to nginx! tagline below the hyperlink. Is this an overreaction by Google or just better security measures? I haven’t found anything out of place really after doing a complete scan.

    @thisisjustin I just used your link and it says might site is fine. I did however, re-install wordpress from the dashboard earlier. So maybe that helped.

    I’m getting the same message in Chrome, however when I run a scan at http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/ it comes back clean.

    Anyone know the source of the problem? Second malware problem I’ve had today. I host on Dreamhost and use an Elegant Themes theme. Both indicate no problems on their end.

    I’m coming back clean now. No more warnings in Chrome. All I did was delete plug-ins I wasn’t using and re-installed the current version of wordpress.

    Problem solved, thanks @thisisjustin 🙂

    Ok I ran the scan and it’s telling me that the infect area is the wp-includes folder as Thisisjustin said. However I am brand new to WP and have no HTML skills what so ever. Can anyone help me locate where this folder is and give me a dummy’s guide to fixing it? I can no longer even access my dashboard on Chrome.

    @urbanbedougirl Can you e-mail me? I’ll help you through! a1414408@nepwk.com (this is a temporaly email and will be deleted in 10 mins, don’t want spam!)

    Just e-mailed you dutchscene. Thanks!

    I’m getting the exact same errors, except sucuri is returning “clean”. Any ideas? Those who have had infected files, can you tell us which of your files needed to be cleaned?

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