Support » Plugin: OnePress Social Locker » Malware Detected In OnePress Social Locker Plugin

  • I just got an email from my host saying this: Image Link

    According to them, my site has malicious code. I went to Sucuri’s site scanner immediately after that and scanned my site. It says my site is infected and hacked. It showed the part where it found the infected code. Here’s a screenshot of that: Sucuri Infection Report

    You can clearly see the social locker code in it. I deactivated the plugin, removed it afterward and rechecked the site. Guess what? It was totally fine and clean after that. Have a look: Sucuri Clean Report

    What’s all that? OnePress Social Locker has been my highly used WordPress utility plugin for years now on multiple sites. Never thought I would be disappointed due to it one day!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author OnePress

    (@onepressmedia)

    Hi,

    Unfortunately your screenshot is not available so I cannot check it.

    The plugin is an open source project and has passed reviews here on WordPress Repository plenty of times. On all probably it’s a false alarm from Sucuri or your website was infected another way.

    Please provide again a screenshot of the report you got. We will investigate it.

    Paul

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by OnePress.
    Thread Starter Ritesh Saini

    (@impunk)

    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply. Here are the proper links:

    Regards

    Plugin Author OnePress

    (@onepressmedia)

    Hi,

    Thank you. Can you please send me via email (support@byonepress.com) the Social Locker plugin archive that is installed on youe webiste? I will check the source code of your copy of the plugin.

    I found the following malware: https://snag.gy/1nZysW.jpg

    It’s not a part of the Social Locker plugin. This malware code is wide-known in internet: https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-go-oclaserver-com/

    Paul

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by OnePress.
    Thread Starter Ritesh Saini

    (@impunk)

    Hello

    I had to remove the plugin completely as per my host’s instructions. I deactivated it but they wanted it to be removed permanently without any temporary deactivation. What should we do now?

    I totally understand that it’s not possible to get malware with a plugin that’s installed directly through WordPress’s plugins repository. But I can’t think of anything else because social locker acts as a major traffic generator for my site.

    Plugin Author OnePress

    (@onepressmedia)

    Hi,

    At this case, please try to install the latest version of the plugin again from wordpress.org.

    If after repeated installation, Sucuri will not alert about malware detected, it will mean that the plugin is safe and your plugin copy you removed was modified to inject the malware.

    It might happen due to vulnerabilities in pluguins or themes installed on your website. To avoid attack again, you need to change the read/write permissions for wordpress folders. Then wordpress files will not be able to be rewritten.

    Please check out this article: https://codex.wordpress.org/Changing%20File%20Permissions

    Paul

    Thread Starter Ritesh Saini

    (@impunk)

    Hello

    Thanks for your reply. I’ll give it a try and let you know the results soon. I hope Sucuri doesn’t detect anything because social locker is highly essential for my site.

    Regards

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