WordPress Malware Removal Service
As you probably already know, WordPress is a great content management system. That made it very popular for both users and developers. Unfortunately that also means that it’s popular for hacking attempts. If proper care is not taken, hackers can succeed in their attempts. The good news is that most WordPress hacks are not targeted attacks. In all likelihood, you have been compromised by an automated script that is attempting to spread its own malware, host phishing pages on your hosting account or launch denial of service attacks against other websites. Only in rare cases is the attacker after your data. The bad news is that you will be penalized by search engines for hosting viruses and bad content. Some of your visitors may be infected and your website may be used to spread malicious code.
Most WordPress sites get hacked due to out of date WordPress installation and/or plugins. Sometimes plugins have inherent vulnerabilities that have not been fixed or are not publicly known. Infected sites use these vulnerabilities to insert malware into other sites.
These are the most dangerous of hacks. They give attackers privileges on your hosting account allowing them to cause havoc. They will be able to install malicious content without the user knowing. As well as steal user information and spread their attacks to visitors and other website that are associated with the hacked site.
These hacks are by far the most prevalent. The attacker embeds search terms such as Viagra, or other common enhancement drugs into your sites content but then hides the visibility of it. This allows the hacks to usually go undetected for weeks until the search engine results start returning Viagra rather than your sites content.
These allow attackers to create traffic and confuse search engines tricking them into believe your site is associated with some foreign content. The symptoms of these attacks usually cause your site when using a search engine to redirect to unwanted content. This can lead to search engines and hosting company to suspend your site until it is cleaned up.
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