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Wordpress 3.1 Virus

golfy
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Registered: ‎13-04-2011

Wordpress 3.1 Virus

I inherited a website from a previous designer and I'm no expert but...
All seemed to go well for a few weeks after the CGI switchover but now Avast is detecting a virus whenever I access the Wordpress management URL (http://www.bondhaygolfclub.com/wordpress/wp-login.php)
The avast infection is
JS:Includer-BCC [Trj] at URL h_wdrsm_hikonefabebppd_com__f4i9cbk46k|{gzip}
The Wordpress dashboard seems to work OK but it displays the following in several places:
'/'); define('CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS',false); require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php'); ?>
Wordpress version is 3.1 but I am nervous about updating as last time I did this it messed up file protections & the website stopped working - I seem to recall having to run a script by Gaby to reset permissions
Is there any problem doing an auto upgrade to v3.9?
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Kelly
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Re: Wordpress 3.1 Virus

Make sure you take a backup of the site and the db before you do the upgrade so you can restore afterwards if it breaks.  3.1 is pretty old!
Kelly Dorset
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Kelly
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Re: Wordpress 3.1 Virus

Spotted this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjUsw4Fkxl4
No idea if it is helpful.
Kelly Dorset
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MauriceC
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Re: Wordpress 3.1 Virus

Quote from: Kelly
Make sure you take a backup of the site and the db before you do the upgrade so you can restore afterwards if it breaks.  3.1 is pretty old!

I use the XCloner plugin for this.  Nice and simple to use and saves site and Database in one pass.
HTH

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dvorak
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Re: Wordpress 3.1 Virus

Thanks MauriceC looks good Smiley
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golfy
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Registered: ‎13-04-2011

Re: Wordpress 3.1 Virus

Thankyou
Restored wordpress php files from copies & virus disappeared
Upgraded Wordpress to 3.9 automatically with no problems & done a XCloner backup
all seems OK now