Website has been hacked with malware- Any free software to get rid of virus?

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Or if there is none for free, what good paid ones are out there?

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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I only use free stuff so here's my list.
    Avira (antivirus.
    Malwarebytes (malware).
    Superantispyware (spyware).

    Try those and see how you go.

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  • Profile picture of the author roger h
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    Is your website or computer infected with a virus?

    If it's your website then contact your hosting provider immediately.

    If it's your computer, backup your most important data, format it and re-install windows.

    Then just be careful on what sites you're visiting 'cause 99.9% of the time,
    you're gonna have a virus no matter what antivirus you're using.

    Unless you have Kaspersky
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  • Profile picture of the author fun2songs mp3
    avast free anrtivirus is great for this purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinkstudio
      Yeah it's just the website! I have a Mac and it claims there is no virus. I did contact my hosting provider but they just said they could solve it for £150! So trying to find cheaper/free solutions... can't seem to find any dodgy code yet in my index files
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  • Malware bytes Free version runs good if you have extra money you can always go pro
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    • Profile picture of the author pappy
      before it happened. Then figure out who/what/when. That's the hard part. Block any country that you do not do business with. Saying that, if they want in, their in. Back up your site at least twice a month. Backups are your friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Abrugar
    If your host can't help you, then you can hire a website malware removal expert here on the warrior forum or at fiverr..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Are you using WP?

    One thing you can do is to go through all the directories with an FTP client and look for recent folder or file date/time stamps. For example, a folder that has a timestamp of 6 months ago probably doesn't house the malware if this is a recent problem.

    Look for .php files that are in image directories because they shouldn't be there normally.

    You can also, depending on the kinds of logs you have available through your control panel, look at recent error messages. For example, if there is an error message that indicates people were looking for a piece of porn at a certain spot, that may help narrow down the problems.

    Now, getting rid of whatever you find - assuming you find anything - is still the tricky part and it may require paying someone to help or a lot of research trying to figure out what to do. But if you can find it through those couple steps I mentioned, you may be able to save some money. Or maybe not.

    Hope you get it all figured out.

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  • Profile picture of the author kolbykskk
    OP, what host do you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    you should contact your hosting company . Otherwise you can use Sucuri SiteCheck - Free Website Malware Scanner
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