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  • jonbyrd


    I just downloaded wordpress TWICE from the homepage and uploaded it to my server. I’ve been on online chat with my server all morning cursing them out because a fresh setup was infected with spyware.

    Here’s a quick video as to what I’m seeing. I just uploaded a fresh download of wordpress 3.0 from the homepage and it’s trying to redirect me to some spyware site.

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  • maoski


    open up the index.php file from the fresh download and the file from the server you just uploaded to and see if there are any differences in code as i can confirm the fresh download is definetely not the issue…

    Is this stopping your wordpress application from running /installing?



    Forum Janitor

    Perhaps the spyware was present in a previous index.php on that site?



    IIANM, that malicious site warning comes from a third party, which then causes your browser to block it? Perhaps it was due to a previous installation?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Also, check your .htaccess files. They’re the usual suspect in most malicious redirect cases.

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