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  • A mystery person installed Secure WP on our site. I can’t access it and so cannot add plugins or use the html editor or uninstall it. What is the best way to uninstall it? I could just delete it from the folders but I’m not sure what, if any, alterations it has made to my core WP files. Suggestions?

    Thank you,
    Will

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  • What is “Secure WP”? Any idea where it came from? Since you can’t install plugins you could try using WP-CLI to verify the core WP files:
    https://wp-cli.org/commands/core/verify-checksums/

    Acunetix Secure WordPress

    I am finding more stuff that is blocked, like editing certain features of the menu. I would like to undo this plug-in as simple as possible. I don’t want to go through the whole copy/delete/reinstall/update process.

    Thanks,
    Will

    P.S. I have access to all files, so if you could tell me where the login info is stored I could just login and uninstall that way.

    You can use your hosts cPanel file manager or FTP to access your site files. Go to the /wp-content/plugins folder and rename the folder for that plugin. That will deactivate it and (hopefully) allow you to log in to your site admin.

    Thanks for the reply, sorry I’m acknowledging it so late. The problem is more subtle than that. I can access my admin, but certain functions are not available. Secure WP turns them off. The reasons I can’t just delete the Secure WP plug-in is that I think it has rewritten part of the core code, so I still would not have those functions after deleting the plug-in. It’s screwy.

    Will

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