WordPress hacked? When a WordPress site get’s hacked finding the malware can be tricky, however once you understand the principles behind SQL Injections, brute force attacks and suspicious file types, tracking down the infection isn’t too difficult. If the infection has spread to your server then cleaning things up becomes a whole lot harder.

Hacks can be due to compromised FTP credentials, an insecure web host, vulnerable plugins, a weak password or an outdated WordPress installation. Some of the most common functions of malware are inserting hidden spam links in the website’s header or footer, redirecting visitors to another site or attempting to install malware on the computers of visitors.

We remove malware from WordPress websites

The malicious code can be hidden in any number of places and might only become active when the website is visited in a particular way. The most common form of malware infection places an iframe or JavaScript code into the website pages. When the code inserts hidden spam links, these links may only be in the page if the request comes from a crawler for a search engine. When the code redirects a visitor or attempts to infect a visitor’s computer with malware, the attempt may only occur if a visitor comes to the website from Google or another search engine. At all other times the site looks “normal”.

Frimley Computing offers a website cleanup service, not only removing malware from infected websites, but also from LINUX web servers. If your site continually gets hacked then it’s more than likely your webserver is infected too and you should contact us to receive a free consultation on how you can best deal with your malware issue. If you are not sure if your website is infected, we can perform a free manual check for you as automated scans can not reliably determine how bad the infection is.