Today, we have received a report of malware on the WordPress site by an anonymous client. The malware has been identified, cleaned and the site is made secured by our Team gracefully.
The alert email was sent by Google’s Ads Team. Following is the message received by Google.
Here is how the suspicious code looks like
These requirements apply to your ads and any software that your site or app either hosts or links to, regardless of whether the software is promoted through the Google advertising network. The following isn’t allowed:
Malicious software or ‘malware’ that may harm or gain unauthorized access to a computer, device, or network
Examples (non-exhaustive): Computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, rogue security software, and other malicious programs or apps
How to prevent malware attacks on WordPress websites
Check the status of your site in the Google Search Console. If you haven’t used Search Console before, enter the URL of your website and click ‘Add a property’ to see its status. You may need to verify that you own the site.
If the Search Console doesn’t report any problems, your site could still have security issues that were detected by Google Ads. Consult with your webmaster or web hosting provider to investigate further. Learn more about how we identify malicious or unwanted software.
Removal of Malware or any unwanted software.
Google provides resources and instructions to help you fix your site through Help for Hacked Websites. If you can’t fix the ad’s destination, update the ad with a new destination that complies with this policy.
Edit the ad.
Editing the ad will resubmit the ad and its destination for review. Most ads are reviewed within one working day, but some can take longer if they need a more complex review.Email sent by Google ads team. They have blocked all the ads and send this email.
As a security expert, we understand the risk of losing and compromising the data so here are a few steps that we did to remove malware from the affected WordPress site or how to fix malware on WordPress.
You can hire Salam Experts services for the regular maintenance and upgrades and if you need technical assistance in removing the malware from the website. Feel free to contact us. We will be in touch with you within a few minutes.