How to Clean a Hacked WordPress Site – Sucuri Security Plugin

How to Remove Malware & Fix a Hacked WP Site

Nice article from the folks behind the Sucuri Security Plugin.

1. Identify Hack

  • Install the Sucuri Plugin
  • Scan Your Site
  • Check Core File Integrity
  • Check Recently Modified Files
  • Confirm User Logins

2. Remove Hack

  • Clean Hacked Website Files
  • Clean Hacked Database Tables
  • Secure User Accounts
  • Remove Hidden Backdoors
  • Remove Malware Warnings

3. Post-Hack

  • Update and Reset
  • Harden WordPress
  • Set Backups
  • Scan Your Computer
  • Install Website Firewall

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