How Can I Tell if I’ve Been Hacked?

Redirecting Visitors
The hackers could redirect your visitors to malicious sites or worse!
The Company Hosting Your Site Contacts You
If you end up using too much bandwidth or increasing your disk space your host may contact you about this increase, this could mean that a hacker is having their way with your site.
Loss of Visitors
While your site is under disarray because of the hackers your visitors may permanently leave you due to frustration.
Content Change
Your content could've been changed to promote illegal activities or hate speech by the hacker(s)!
Losing Control of Your Site
The hackers could change your admin password to keep you out of your own site as they change your content or add malicious code.
Loss of Profits
If your site gets hacked you could see a major dip in your visitor count or a major dip in sales if you're an e-commerce site.
Uploading Viruses to the Visitor
The hackers could add code or plugins which uploads viruses onto your visitor's computer!
Your Site Goes Down
The hacker can cause your site to temporarily go down!
Lose Search Engine Rankings
If your site gets hacked you could see a dip in your search engine rankings.
Liable for the Hackers Actions
If the hackers end up damaging your anything other than your own site, such as your visitor's computers, you could end up being liable for their actions in court!

How Can I Restore and Repair My Hacked WordPress Site?

Unfortunately, this isn’t as simple as restoring a backup as simply doing that doesn’t help you learn how the hacker broke in the first place, taking this path also makes it just as easy for the same hacker to break in again. On top of that hackers can break into your site in many different ways, from using an automated tool to crack your password to exploiting vulnerabilities of your host server or the plugins that you’re currently using.

Regain Control

Regaining control isn’t always easy if someone has hacked your site they’ve most likely also blocked you out of it, and the more determined they are the more difficult it’ll be for you to regain control.

Secure Your Site

Figure out how the hacker broke in, and then make sure that the hacker hasn’t lain any hidden holes for which they can use to break in once more. You usually don’t have to worry about automated tools as hackers normally operate as stealthily as possible.

Delete Unwanted Content

Delete all the hidden and visible content that the hacker has added. This step can be time-consuming depending on what was added by the hacker.

Restore Original Content

Restore your lost content. You can use a backup although the breach will often times go back further than your most recent backup. Restoring, even simple sites can take hours of work.

Monitor Your Site and Yourself

Scan your computer(s) for viruses to make sure that the hacker didn’t attack any of your computers. Then consider having your site professionally monitored and updated to help reduce the likelihood of being hacked again in the future.

Need Help?

If you feel that you don’t have the time or skills to go through this process then you can get us to do it for you. Our staff members have years of practice and skills under their belt so you’ll only get the best technicians fixing your site whether it’s a server, WordPress or plugin issue or all of the above!

We understand that time equals money,

and that’s why we prioritize fixing your site ASAP!

Let us help you by completely removing all the malicious code and shady files left by hackers and by restoring your site back to normal. And once we finish fixing your site we’ll send you a detailed report on everything we’ve done to help you.

WordPress Malware Removal and Restoration

  • Plan 1
    $497
    • WPSecurityLock Perimeter Protection
    • New strong passwords
    • Manually inspect each and every file
    • Removal of anything malicious on your site
    • Restore your site as best we can
    • New Unique Authentication Keys and Salts
    • Set server permissions back to normal
    • A temporary page to let your visitors’ know that your site is down for maintenance
    • One last check to make sure that everything works
    • Removal of malware warnings from search engines (if any)
    • 30 days of malware and virus scanning for your site (We’ll notify you if anything gets re-infected.)
    • A full diagnostics report
    • Additional hours may be purchased
    • Cleanup 1 WordPress site only
  • Plan 2
    $697
    • Move your site to a new server
    • WPSecurityLock Perimeter Protection
    • New strong passwords
    • Manually inspect each and every file
    • Removal of anything malicious on your site
    • Restore your site as best we can
    • New Unique Authentication Keys and Salts
    • Set server permissions back to normal
    • A temporary page to let your visitors’ know that your site is down for maintenance
    • One last check to make sure that everything works
    • Removal of malware warnings from search engines (if any)
    • 30 days of malware and virus scanning for your site (We’ll notify you if anything gets re-infected.)
    • A full diagnostics report
    • Additional hours may be purchased
    • Cleanup 1 WordPress site only

Do you still have some unanswered questions and need to speak to one of our WordPress Security Specialists? We are based in U.S. and can be contacted via telephone, Skype Chat and Email from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.