How to restore wordpress after malware attack (3 posts)

  1. dhorizon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yesterday I visited my website, http://www.beyondthedarkhorizon.com and noticed that it was blocked and listed as a "suspicious website" due to malware. I used Sucuri Malware check to run a test on my site and sure enough malware was picked up. I deleted the javascript code causing the malware and did another test. Malware is gone but now my site is not available and showing 500 - Internal Server Error.
    Is my site wiped? Is there anything I can do to restore it to its state prior to the attack? Your help is greatly appreciated.

  2. IshaanRawat
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you just report it to your host provider company..
    They should help..

  3. Johnb81
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi dhorizon,

    Check that:

    1. the files are still there via FTP
    2. the database is still there and working via phpmyadmin

    Most probably some plugin or other code in the theme was depending on the malicious script. This is very typical.

    Can you access wp-admin? If yes you should switch off all plugins and switch to the WordPress default theme. If the website works, then you can start troubleshooting to find out what is the cause of the issue by enabling plugins one by one or switching theme till you find the culprit.

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