Malware Infected WordPress Site (4 posts)

  1. kellynguyen404
    Posted 3 years ago #


    There is a website [url removed - Mark]. It is infected with malware, and whenever a PC visits the website or tries to login to the dashboard, it becomes infected with malware called Security Sphere 2012. If the website is searched on google porn advertisment appears. I believe a bad third party plugin was installed. Are there any suggestions or helpful websites I can visit that can guide me to eliminate the malware from the website and restore an appropriate google search? I have been searching for and answer with little sucess. I would also like to prevent this from happening again in the future. I am aware it is probably very neccessary to update to the newest wordpress, but the original web developer is afraid updating the wordpress will affect the appearence of the current theme. Thank you very much.

    Best Regards,


  2. kellynguyen404
    Posted 3 years ago #

    P.S. I am able to login to the wordpress dashboard using a Mac but is impossible with a PC.

  3. perezbox
    Sucuri.net CEO
    Posted 3 years ago #


    You might find some useful information by scanning your site here: http://sitecheck.sucuri.net. It's a free malware scanner, if you're infected it'll show you information pertaining to the infection and the type of infection. That should help you narrow down your search.

    On a side note, not upgrading because of fear that a theme will not funciton in the latest version should be cause for concern. New versions of software not only introduce new features but also provide security patches to vulnerabilities. Running out of date software because of a theme is very bad advise and should be cause for concern around the design and development of the theme.


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

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