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How to fix my Joomla website with malware/virus

Discussion in 'Joomla' started by secretsau, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    My website currently has joomla running. After about 30sec-1min on the homepage the website redirects to another website via linkbucks advertisement. How do I get rid of that ?? Anyone had a similar problem?

    Thanks.
    secretsau, Feb 21, 2013 IP
  2. amritdhakalad

    amritdhakalad Member

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    #2
    Can you PM me the link to your website?
    amritdhakalad, Feb 22, 2013 IP
  3. TayneC8

    TayneC8 Active Member

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    #3
    If you were to change the theme on your website, does your Joomla still redirect? If you'd like, PM me the address and I can help you.
    TayneC8, Feb 22, 2013 IP
  4. secretsau

    secretsau Active Member

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    PMs sent. Thanks
    secretsau, Feb 22, 2013 IP
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    Rankx Active Member

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    Most likely there is malicious code in the template. I've fixed issues like this before.
    Rankx, Feb 24, 2013 IP
  6. Jean-Pierre Hauet

    Jean-Pierre Hauet Peon

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    #6
    I have the same problem with a web site based on Joomla. A visitor cannot stay for more than 30 s on the same page before being redirected.
    Any idea ?
    Pedrojuan 92
    Jean-Pierre Hauet, Mar 10, 2013 IP
  7. Rankx

    Rankx Active Member

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    Like I said, the code is probably in the template. Let me know if you would like my professional service to sort it out for you.
    Rankx, Mar 10, 2013 IP
  8. Jean-Pierre Hauet

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    The problem is now fixed. Malicious code had been injected in the index.php file.
    Jean-Pierre Hauet, Mar 11, 2013 IP
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    Rankx Active Member

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    Right. You're gonna find those issues in the template file. Just an hour ago I removed some malware from the index.php file.
    Rankx, Mar 11, 2013 IP
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    creativewebmaster Active Member

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    There will be some code inserted into the files. Open the all the files and remove that code manually.
    creativewebmaster, Mar 12, 2013 IP
  11. VideoWhisper.com

    VideoWhisper.com Active Member Premium Member

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    #11
    - backup everything
    - upgrade to / reinstall latest joomla version
    - upgrade all extensions
    - scan all computers you used to connect for trojans and viruses
    - change passwords (for hosting and joomla)
    - scan your site using ClamAV from time to time (have your host install it if not available)
    - get rid of any plugins, scripts or other files you don't really use on the server
    - check scan/report sites and services, fix what they find and report the cleanup so your site doesn't get banned/blocked in search engines and browsers

    http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=yourdomain.com
    http://www.unmaskparasites.com/
    http://siteinspector.comodo.com/
    VideoWhisper.com, Mar 28, 2013 IP