Support » Plugin: Sociable » [Plugin: Sociable] Image Causing Malware Detected Flags

  • Resolved Mat Lipe


    I noticed that today when going to the “Select Sociable Options” Screen /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=sociable_select, Chrome turns the screen red and with the “Warning: Something’s Not Right Here” screen.

    It states the the site contains content from “” which is known to distribute malware.

    I have narrow down the issue to an image which’s source is “”. This image does in fact direct to the “” website.

    Please remove this image from the plugin so It may be used without hacking it or a BIG RED MALWARE SCREEN

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  • Upon more investigation This image’s link does in fact redirect you to a link which downloads Malware.

    It can be found on line 145 in the /includes/class-sociable_Admin_Options.php file.

    Just found the exact same issue. I deleted the sociable plugin as a precaution.

    Ditto. Was just installing on a client’s blog and FF alerted me to the Malware issue. Deleted immediately.

    Please let us know when this is fixed!

    Interesting, I don’t have the sociable plugin but am getting the red screen anyway. Any suggestions?

    Where are you setting it?

    Sorry seeing not setting. My photon is touchy

    removing line 145 worked but for some reason CuteFTP downloaded the file into my user/data,temp file. I might have double clicked on the file when I saved it in the editor which is a part of CuteFTP but it doesn’t make sense that it downloaded it to that directory.

    Now in Settings, the Sociable menu item has been turned to white, it still goes to the right page but I don’t know how to turn the word back to the right color. I deactivated the plugin (in the single site that I am working on which is a site within my network (3.4.1)

    Where do I fix that please?

    The file was designed to automatically download mailware to your computer. If a file has been downloaded you should delete the file immediately and scan for and remove any trace of Malware that may have come along with it.

    As far as the white options screen, you may have a broken tag. I would try to delete the entire <div> that this image lives in.

    Unless the developer of this plugin fixes this issue quite soon, I will be deleting it from all of my sites and moving on to another solution.

    Same here. It is very suspicious.
    You folks should try other solutions as this one is dangerous for your visitors.
    There might be some other trap in it and you don’t know when it is gonna trigger.

    Same thing here. Deleted the plugin …

    Well… since I don´t have the tech skill that you folks have, I deleted the plugin until further notice.
    thank you all.

    I just deleted lines 123 – 156 in the /includes/class-sociable_Admin_Options.php to get rid of the whole fueto block.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    The Plugin Team has alerted sociable. If there’s no reply soon, we’ll close the plugin or forcibly fix it for them.

    And this, kids, is why we snark at any plugin that has external images. *sigh*

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    I have forcibly updated the plugin to remove the advertising code that was causing the malware warning.

    The new version has been bumped to 4.3.3. It will be available in the repository shortly, and an upgrade notification will be sent to all blogs running the plugin.

    Sociable has been informed of this forced-update to their plugin via email.

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