Pretty Link Lite
[resolved] *Malware Warning Received* (5 posts)

  1. ixian
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just received this warning from my Wordfence plug-in with regard to my PrettyLinks plug-in:

    * File contains suspected malware URL: /home/**mydomain**/public_html/wp-content/plugins/pretty-link/includes/php/php_browsecap.ini


  2. ixian
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is the full report:
    File contains suspected malware URL: /home/******/public_html/wp-content/plugins/pretty-link/includes/php/php_browsecap.ini

    Filename: wp-content/plugins/pretty-link/includes/php/php_browsecap.ini
    Bad URL: xxttp://newstin.com/
    File type: Not a core, theme or plugin file.
    Issue first detected: 2 hours 28 mins ago.
    Severity: Critical
    Status New

    This file contains a suspected malware URL listed on Google's list of malware sites. Wordfence decodes base64 when scanning files so the URL may not be visible if you view this file. The URL is: xxttp://newstin.com/ - More info available at Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page.

  3. WPwebshop
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've received the same warning today from WordFence and I'm a Pretty Link Pro user... I guess it's an issue with WordFence?

  4. ixian
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nope it's an issue with PrettyLinks code which is linking to a compromised site.

  5. cartpauj
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Pretty Link uses that file as a reference for hits data. It does not actually link/connect to any of the sites listed in the file so there is no threat, however we'll look into getting the file updated to remove the links that are triggering the alarm in WordFence.

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