[resolved] My website redirects to www.bluehost.com (6 posts)

  1. tziahs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everybody,

    I just set up my website using wordpress 3.4. The weird problem is that my
    website redirects to another website: http://www.bluehost.com.
    I have hosting from godaddy.com, so bluehost is not my hosting company.
    Is there the possibility that I have some kind of malware, or my website was hacked? I just did a fresh reinstall of wordpress yesterday, and the problem persists.

    Thank you

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Site url?

  3. tziahs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I checked on multiple computers and on some it gets redirected and on some it doesn't. Especially while using Internet Explorer, but even on Google Chrome.
    I installed antimalware software and done a complete scan, but nothing was found.
    I really dont know what is happening, please help.
    Thank you very much.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  5. tziahs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you very much esmi
    I fixed the problem, apparently it was a plugin i downloaded and installed previously. Just now i deactivated it and deleted it (that plugin), and the website works fine, sucuri.net says it's healthy.

  6. MrGamma
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I will just add that I'm watching one site that redirects, via malware, without the website owners knowledge, and none of the top malware scanners, including the googlebot crawler detect it. It's been like that for weeks/months, and the redirect behavior is not only selective, but over time it's been changing to where it redirects too, implying the website has unwanted administrators, so to speak.

    Hope that helps anyone who discovers their website is redirecting. It is not really considered malware, because there is no distribution of malware I guess, but rather just odd behavior which damages the website.

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