Support » Plugin: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) » How to manually uninstall Better WP Security plugin?

  • Hi,
    I installed this plugin for a while and found that the server CPU and memory consumption shot up all of a sudden, eventually bringing down the website. I had to manually delete the plugin folder via FTP.

    But now, I keep getting errors like below each time I activate a new plugin and my apache error log is filled with such errors.

    [Wed May 30 10:08:43 2012] [error] [client] PHP Warning: filetype() [function.filetype]: Lstat failed for /home/xxxxx/wp-content/themes/xxxx/header.php in /home/xxxx/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/inc/filecheck.php on line 462

    Please let me know how to manually clear everything associated with this plugin (like database tables etc).

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  • Thanks. But the issue persists. I checked my .htaccess and wp-config.php files. both of them are unchanged and don’t contain any of the entries as described in the post.
    Database has 2 tables related to BWS and both of them are empty. I don’t understand which file/code is calling the …/better-wp-security/inc/filecheck.php which results in the above error. Any pointers?

    Are you using any opcode caching? If you’ve deleted the plugin folder that file, and the links to it shouldn’t exist however it appears your server might be caching the call.

    Sorry to begin discussing this again, but I have a unique issue.

    I use your plug-in but am locked out of some of my sites. The issue is that after configuring most of the security features in your plugin I kept a few extra lines of code in my .htaccess which block ALL IP addresses from accessing the wp-admin except my own. The issue is that my IP has recently changed and I can’t update the .htaccess because BWPS has locked it.

    All I need is to temporarily disable BWPS to make this change.



    It might work, and you should try:

    Rename or move the plugin folder to other location, so it will temporary disable most of the features of the plugin, may also the disable the locking of .htaccess file. Then change the file permission, save to local computer, remove the lines that blocking IP addresses, save it back to your website. Once you manage to login to the backend, then you can move (or rename back) the plugin folder.

    Make sure you have create necessary backup before performing it.

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