WordPress is an excellent Content Management System (CMS) and is very popular. Yet it seems to be very vulnerable to hackers and getting malware planted on your site is very realistic. Ive seen more and more websites that get hacked and have this ugly message from Google…. “This Site May Harm Your Computer and is dangerous!”…. Thats the last thing you want a client seeing when they visit your site.
WAKING UP TO FIND OUT YOUR LEGAL SITE HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH MALWARE
This is usually how people will find out that they have been hacked and malware is on their website. Usually Google will send you a message in your Google webmaster tools account but not always right away. So its key that you have someone monitor your site to make sure its not fallen into the hands of hackers. It happens every single day and its happening a lot more, SO the key is to be prepared and make sure you have certain plugins setup that will buckle down the hatch and make your site more bulletproof then a normal site. Yet sometimes thats not even enough!
HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND GET SITE NON BLACKLISTED! – Hire Us!
There are a number of different things you can do in order to fix your site, and sometimes they are just not enough because the site is so badly hacked that it doesn’t even make sense to try and clean it up.
Instead the choice is to just Restore it on a different web host, using a clean backup that hopefully you made awhile back! So here I was able to setup a new hosting account easily enough, I changed the DNS on the domain name and then uploaded the Backup file I had created awhile back. Then I created a new database at new host, I then restored the backup file, added new database info and got site back up as it was BEFORE The hack and dreaded malware infection.
SO thats part of the battle here, we still need to let Google know that we cleaned it up and its no longer infected with Malware, as Google is claiming it is within Webmaster Tools. Then you also need to make sure it doesnt happen again and change passwords, etc. Yet the ASAP concern is getting the site back to normal where there are no messages warning people to stay away!
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