I was looking at the overall Site Health page by Redux which gives an overview of your entire site. I noticed an Active plugin named: Monetization Code plugin by aerin Singh – 1.0 – which stood out in the list of plugins because all other entries were hyperlinks which linked to the plugin authors/developers site. This one is not a link. I googled it and found several warnings about it being malicious code which injects unwanted URLs in your wp-options admin-option.
My site isn’t live yet and I’ve not encountered problems but i must wonder what this plugin does?? Its not listed as a Must-Use or Drop-In plugin – in fact it does not appear anywhere in my site but its listed in site health as “Active”.
There’s an article :
with advice on how to detect and cleanse your site of this plugin but i cannot access the page it suggests [your-site-URL]/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=monit, even though i have network-admin access over my entire Multisite.
Anyone know if this plugin is safe or a real threat to wp ecommerce based sites or which plugin or theme installs it in the background?
- The topic ‘Is this a malicious plugin’ is closed to new replies.