r/techsupport Aug 18 '22

Website keeps getting infected with maleware Closed

Earlier this year one of the websites i made for a friend got infected with malware. The site redirected to other suspicious websites if you clicked on any links. I have cleaned the site from malware a few times and made a fresh wordpress install but nothing worked. It's always coming back and the hosting provider takes down the website. I honestly don't know what to do anymore. The malware probably came on to the site as a theme I have installed wasn't up to date. I contancted the support of the theme and they said they fixed it for me. This was 2 months ago, at first everything seemed to be good but now it came back again. Do you have any suggestions on what I could try to fix this? Thanks!

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u/linuxlib Aug 18 '22

OP, can you tell us what you did to fix it? I assume it's fixed because it's now flaired as Closed.

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u/jonrick_ Aug 18 '22

Well, turns out the client tried to fix it himself and deleted some of the important folders with all the content inside. Since there was no useable backup the site is gone now. Luckily it's not a very complex site so it won't take too long to rebuild. But I will probably stay away from wordpress in the future since I don't have the time and nerves to struggle with malware. I am also not a professional by any means.