WordPress Virus Repair
If you’ve been hacked, the first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world, but it is a serious problem that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible.
The next step is to assess the damage. Do you have backups of your site? If not, it may be too late for that option so we would need to move on! You’ll also need to determine if you have access to your server. If not, you’ll need to contact your hosting provider and let them know what’s happened.
Once you have a backup and or access to your server, you can start repairing your site.
Do not update any files just yet though! One of the easiest ways to spot corrupted and malicious files is by their upload dates. Files only change dates when they have been modified, making it easy to spot out of place files.
Another important step is updating all passwords, not just for Usernames but for the FTP and possibly even the database. This could help close any security holes that hackers may have.
Site Security and Backups prevent these headaches, but often times people over look these precautions. If you’re in need of website recovery or interested in website security options reach out to us today!