If you are experiencing unnecessary pop ups on your WordPress website then your site is hacked and it is infected with malware.

WordPress websites have thousands of files. So it becomes very difficult to detect in which file script is being added. The main reason besides hacked WordPress website are nulled plugins and themes. So you should avoid them.

Nulled WordPress themes and plugins are pirated copies of paid WordPress themes and plugins distributed unethically on the internet. The folks redistributing nulled items argue that because WordPress and any derivative works (like plugins and themes) are licensed under GPL, it’s completely ok to copy and distribute it.

Your website might have been infected WITH virus or an Adware. Since it’s a WordPress website there are a couple of things you can do to resolve this problem at least.

  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware
  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware
  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware
  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware
  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware
  • Try to clean your PC/Browser maybe they’ve been infected with virus or Adware

The most important step to be followed before digging into the malware world is to Backup all your website data in time. This phase requires you to download database as well as your site files. All these can be easily downloaded manually or by using wide range of plugins readily available over the internet.

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Step 1 

Go to your wp-includes folder and find the files

  • wp-tmp.php
  • wp-vcd.php
  • wp-feed.php

If you see any of above file. Then it means the site is infected because these files are not part of wordpress. They are later added to the files by some script.

Delete these files

Step 2 

Go to functions.php of your Site and try to find this kind of code.

Remove all of this extra code by comparing to your genuine functions.php of your theme. For more deep analyses. Do checkout header.php, footer.php, and few other files to check the malware code.

Use Wordfence for free! This plugin provides an extensive security for your WordPress site. Wordfence plugin performs the following functions to provide you with a safer WordPress experience: