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How to Get Rid of the Base_64 PHP Virus Hack on your WordPress Site/Blog

Yesterday our WordPress site along with 3 of our clients WordPress sites were all attacked and hacked by the annoying base_64 php virus. This is not the first time we have crossed paths with this annoying virus and most likely it won’t be the last, which is why we decided to help the fellow WordPress community by providing this tutorial on how to get rid of the virus.

The base_64 php virus inserts an insanely long php script to the top of all php files on your server. This php script will then forward visitors to another website where the virus is actually stored which then infects their computer in the form of Trojan Horse viruses. We aren’t sure if there are different websites that the virus can forward you to but in our case it sent users to: www4.suitcase52td.net/

Unfortunately there is really only one solution to get rid of the base_64 php virus, reinstall WordPress with clean files. In this tutorial we will show you the 6 major steps for getting rid of this nasty virus.

Please Note:
This tutorial should not be performed by somebody who is not comfortable with creating database backups, uninstalling and installing WordPress, using an FTP program, or general usage of WordPress. If you feel that you can not complete this tutorial please do not try, contact us at 1-888-987-1961 or fill out our contact form to receive a quote on getting rid of the base_64 php virus. Please serious inquiries only.

STEP 1: Run Virus Scan on Your Computer

Before moving on to the next steps you first must make sure that your computer is clean and free from the virus, run virus and malware scans on your computer to get rid of the actual downloaded virus.

STEP 2: Change Passwords

The next step after cleaning your computer of any trace of the virus is to change all passwords for both your server’s FTP and WordPress. You should also add a temporary index.htm file to the root of your website informing visitors that your site is currently undergoing maintenance and to check back later.

STEP 3: Back Up Clean Files and Database

Theme Folder – Make sure that you have a clean version of your theme’s template files. If you do not have a clean version then you will need to copy all of your theme’s template files from your server using a “File Manager” or FTP program. Once you have all of your theme’s files you will then need to delete the php script located at the top of every php file.

Plugins – Unfortunately all of your plugins are also infected, write down the name of every plugin you have installed, you will need to reinstall them all in step 5.

Uploads Folder & Gallery Folder – These folders are used to store all of the images you have uploaded to your WordPress site/blog and are located at wp-content/uploads. Luckily images don’t seem to get infected by the virus so we will just make a backup of all of these files/folders. Using a “File Manager” or FTP program copy all of these files/folders onto your CPU from your server.

Database – Another lucky break, the database also doesn’t seem to get hurt during the attack. We are currently using GoDaddy, check below to see how to back up a GoDaddy database:

Log into your GoDaddy account > Go to Hosting > Manage Your Website > Databases Tab > MYSQL > Click the edit pencil for your database > Click Backup.

The backup can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Once the backup is complete, it will then install a copy of the database onto your server, you should also ‘right click’ and save a direct copy to your computer just to be safe.

STEP 4: Start Deleting

Uninstall WordPress – Once again please note that these instructions are for GoDaddy:

Log into your GoDaddy Account > Go to Hosting > Manage Your Website > Your Applications > On the right hand side find your WordPress install, Click It > Uninstall.

This will also delete your database so make sure that you have backed it up in the previous step.

Left Over Files – Once the uninstall is complete, go onto your server and make sure that all of the WordPress files/folders have been deleted. Also make sure to double check the entire server and make sure that there are no other php files anywhere on it. If you find any other php files download them and delete the php script at the top, then put them back onto your server.

STEP 5: Reinstall Everything

WordPress Install – Install WordPress. If your last install was located in a certain folder, be sure to use the same folder name on this install.

Upload All Files and Folders – First upload your clean “theme” folder > then upload or install all of the plugins you wrote down earlier > finally upload all of the Uploads & Gallery files/folders. Make sure that you put everything in the same place as the previous install before the attack.

Import Old Database – The same place that you went to back up your database is the same place you will go to import it. The database import should take around 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

STEP 6: Check Your Entire Site

After completing Steps 1 through 5, your WordPress site/blog should be back up and running virus free. Recheck your entire site to make sure everything is functioning properly and to make sure there are no traces of the virus hiding somewhere.

Please Note:
This tutorial was created out of our experience with the base_64 php virus and we take no responsibility for any problems you may encounter while following this tutorial. These steps have been proven to work for us but you must make sure they are followed exactly, results may vary. If you know of any better or easier ways to get rid of this base_64 php virus, please let us know by leaving a comment.

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susanmalila6
susanmalila6

I am Susan Malila from Dallas Texas, United States.i have been living in pains for the past 2 years now not until i meet Dr prince who was able to restore my life back with his herbal medicine, i have been HIV positive for  the past two years now everyday of my life i cry to God as I was a mother of 2 cute kids who were looking up to me i was still taking my medication from the hospital which cost me a lot, I also did some prayers to God that he should do some miracle in my life,Few Months ago i was browsing on net when I found some good testimonials about Dr prince Herbs, and someone recommended that he has cured Hiv,diabetes,cancer,ulcer,and so many other disease I always had faith that God could use someone to heal me, then I contacted Dr prince and I told him my problems, he told me not to worry that with God all things are possible and also that he was going to prepare for me some herbal herbs which i am to take and he is going to send the medicine to me, well after all the guidance and medication from Dr prince he advice that i go for check up again to see my status result and he assured me of good result, i was afraid at this point cause i never wanted someone to tell me again that i am positive, after 2 days I went to the Hospital for check up and they said the result was to come out by Friday, at 11:00 AM on Friday the Doctor called me and told me that the result was out and I am Negative, I was shocked and could not believe it, I immediately called Dr prince and told him about the good news he told me to rejoice and make sure I share my testimony with my friends and that is why I am doing this right now, friends you can contact Dr prince today on ( dr.princearataabraham@gmail.com )or call him on +2348163241499.

ituaakhabua
ituaakhabua

I was haven warts on my hands. I have had them for about 2 and a bit years. I am so scared what my mates are going to so and I hide my hands all of the time. I have been to the Doctors 9 times to get them treated. They all come back. I have been using Tee Tree Oil and Wartner (You freeze them at home) and they seem to be keeping the smaller warts small but they can't seem to treat the larger ones. They don't get any bigger, but then they can't shrink as much. They get smaller a little part at a time. At least they are getting smaller! As soon as I see a new wart appearing, then I treat it. At the moment I have been using Tee Tree twice a week and then using Wartner every 2 weeks. I was wondering if there was any other information about how to get rid of them. I am only a teenager and I hate them to bits! I want to get rid of them so bad! DR.ODUDU website has been a huge help and has helped me realize a lot more about me and my family of warts! so that was when i swatch for natural remedy to see if there could be any help by herbal remedy, i search and i saw a great posts by Sarah devise adebayo ehijactor and shanttel merrite on about the great herbal doctor that get them rid of there disease infection. and this great herbal doctor was called DR.ODUDU so that was when i contacted him for my own treatment and he prepared me some herbs which i takes for some couples of days, and i take it as he says before i am to no me and my family was perfectly cure for it and never experience it again. please friends if you have any disease infect, please contact this great DR.ODUDU for herbal treatment and you will get rid of it. EMAIL
dr.oduduherbalhome@gmail.com
dr.oduduherbalhome@yahoo.com
cell phone contact +2348101571054
his whatsapp contact is +2348101571054 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOR9aPSFYuixkeQUKGWvVVg https://web.facebook.com/okwyzil.okwyzil/videos/1643378585992051/?pnref=story
he has the cure on all this disease as he told me and it listed.
GENITAL WARTS/
PREGNACY.
ENPILENCIN.
GENPILENCIN.
HIV AIDS.
PREGNANCY
DIABETICS
STROKE.
EXSPAND OF PENIS BREAST
H.P.V TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 AND TYPE 4. TYPE 5.
HUMAN PAPAILOMAVIRUS.
HERPES.
SYPHILIS.
CANCER.
HEPATITIS A B and C.
HIRE BLOOD PRESSURES.
AND BODY BOILS.
AND BODY DISEASES .
THANK TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME OF READY MY TESTIMONY AND MOST ESPECIALLY YOU DR.ODUDU I PRAY TO GOD TO NEVER LET ME AND MY FAMILY FORGET YOU IN ARE LIFE

ituaakhabua
ituaakhabua

I was haven warts on my hands. I have had them for about 2 and a bit years. I am so scared what my mates are going to so and I hide my hands all of the time. I have been to the Doctors 9 times to get them treated. They all come back. I have been using Tee Tree Oil and Wartner (You freeze them at home) and they seem to be keeping the smaller warts small but they can't seem to treat the larger ones. They don't get any bigger, but then they can't shrink as much. They get smaller a little part at a time. At least they are getting smaller! As soon as I see a new wart appearing, then I treat it. At the moment I have been using Tee Tree twice a week and then using Wartner every 2 weeks. I was wondering if there was any other information about how to get rid of them. I am only a teenager and I hate them to bits! I want to get rid of them so bad! DR.ODUDU website has been a huge help and has helped me realize a lot more about me and my family of warts! so that was when i swatch for natural remedy to see if there could be any help by herbal remedy, i search and i saw a great posts by Sarah devise adebayo ehijactor and shanttel merrite on about the great herbal doctor that get them rid of there disease infection. and this great herbal doctor was called DR.ODUDU so that was when i contacted him for my own treatment and he prepared me some herbs which i takes for some couples of days, and i take it as he says before i am to no me and my family was perfectly cure for it and never experience it again. please friends if you have any disease infect, please contact this great DR.ODUDU for herbal treatment and you will get rid of it. EMAIL
dr.oduduherbalhome@gmail.com
dr.oduduherbalhome@yahoo.com
cell phone contact +2348101571054
his whatsapp contact is +2348101571054 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOR9aPSFYuixkeQUKGWvVVg https://web.facebook.com/okwyzil.okwyzil/videos/1643378585992051/?pnref=story
he has the cure on all this disease as he told me and it listed.
GENITAL WARTS/
PREGNACY.
ENPILENCIN.
GENPILENCIN.
HIV AIDS.
PREGNANCY
DIABETICS
STROKE.
EXSPAND OF PENIS BREAST
H.P.V TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 AND TYPE 4. TYPE 5.
HUMAN PAPAILOMAVIRUS.
HERPES.
SYPHILIS.
CANCER.
HEPATITIS A B and C.
HIRE BLOOD PRESSURES.
AND BODY BOILS.
AND BODY DISEASES .
THANK TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME OF READY MY TESTIMONY AND MOST ESPECIALLY YOU DR.ODUDU I PRAY TO GOD TO NEVER LET ME AND MY FAMILY FORGET YOU IN ARE LIFE.

AllisonWilliams2
AllisonWilliams2

Greetings to the general public, Am Williams Allison, i want to inform the public how i was cured of HERPES Simplex Virus by a Doctor called Dr.Clifford.i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how Doctor Clifford cured them.  when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, am a free person now without problem, my HERPES result came out negative. I pray for you Dr Clifford God will give you everlasting life, you shall not die before your time for being a sincere and great man. Am so happy, you can also contact him if you have any problem Email: CLIFFSACREDSPELLTEMPLE@HOTMAIL.COM.

or add him on whatsapp +2348108676992. you can contact me for more information email me on Williamsalli94@gmail.com

LovethLisa
LovethLisa

hello everybody,

i don't just know the reason why some people is finding it difficult to believe that there is a cure for herpes, i have been suffering from herpes since last three years with my boyfriend but today i am happy that am cure from it with the herbal medicine of Dr Aba the great healer,i was browsing the internet searching for help when i came across a testimony shared by someone on how Dr Aba cure his herpes i was so much in need of getting his treatment but after all Dr Aba brought a smile to my face with his herbal medicine. i am so much happy today that we have someone like this great healer out there, so my people out there kindly contact this great healer on his email address: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine.once more contact him now: dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com you can call him or whatsApp his number +2348107155060...

RachelElderts
RachelElderts

I just want to say a big thank to Celina for share testimony about the help doctor dada did for her. I’m Rachel Elderts by name from united kingdom,I was a herpes patient to doctor dada before i was cure from herpes by the herbal medication I receiver from doctor dada,I never thought that herpes can be cure until I met doctor dada who use is special medication to heal me,I will want us to share tip and forum on my email:rachelelderts4@gmail.com or call +447031922288,I will drop doctor dada contact so that you can get intuch with him for cure too by Email drdadaspellhome@hotmail.com ordrdadaspellhome@hotmail.com

TriciaPeggy
TriciaPeggy

I thought there was never going to get a cure for hsv as i was told by the doctor. over 3years i has be on drugs to get rid of hsv in my body, is not that easy to be taken drugs for years no cure. just last month i had some persons saying about natural herbs that cured hsv & i found out if it's true, the herbalist they sheared about i emailed him for question and he proof his cure to my satisfaction & more evidence. & i paid for one at the moment after taking it for 3weeks, definitely his natural herbs cured my hsv. i know some persons also need this cure you can only get the cure from dr galiga his email, drgaligaherbalcenter@gmail.com

ElenaHomson
ElenaHomson

                HOW TO CURE HERPES AND OTHER DISEASE


My name is elena homson i am from USA, I am here to give my testimony about a doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES in 2014, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me her name is kutrila telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem,that i have herpes genital  she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks the HERPES that was in my body got vanished . so if you are you are having herpes or any kind of disease listed below and you also want cure, you can also email him at: doctoromoleherbalhome@gmail.com.

if you are having any type of this disease or infection kindly email doctor omole for cure

1 mouth cancer                            

2 skin cancer,

3 HIV,

4 cellulite,

5 chickenpox,

6 cold sore,

7 diaper rash,

8 fifth disease,

9 herpes simplex,

10 hand-foot mouth disease,

11 genital warts,

12 jock itch,

13 lupus,

14 nail problem,

15 impetigo,

16 nail infection,

17 Lyme disease,

18 yeast infection,

19 atopic dermatitis,warts,thrush,

20 athletes foot,

kindly email doctor omole for you own cure if you have any disease listed above via :doctoromoleherbalhome@gmail.com


MariaBryan
MariaBryan

hello everyone,i am Maria bryan  from Dallas Texas,i am 49 years old,i have suffered from High grade cervical dysplasias, so i was reading a post about  HEMP OIL,by Rick Simpson oil cures cancer   on YouTube, then i saw a comment by Christie Bolt, a lady  from Tennessee, on how she was  diagnosed and cured from HPV  infections with cannabis Cream, a product by herbal doctor, called DR.HAKIM,so  i decided to contacted Christie and she  told me everything,and that this very doctor can help me, because i was of  High grade cervical dysplasias and i was afraid so it don't develop in to cancer, then i contacted doctor Hakim directly, i never totally believed in herbal work, but i gave it a try, because i have suffered for long with this illness, i took the herbal medicine according to how doctor Hakim asked me  to use it , few weeks after, i began to notice the changes and positive impact of the medicine on me then i went to  my  doctor for check up, result told me that the illness have  disappeared from my body within a short time, and this was the greatest miracle that has happened to me in my entire life,i am sharing the good testimony because i promise dr.Hakim to speck of his good herbal work once i am cured, here his contact(dr.hakimherbalspellworld@gmail.com ) if you have any health issue i believe doctor Hakim we help you. because i am aware he have help in reducing excessive fat in the body and also in issue like low sperm count and many others, i am not trying to praise this doctor, because  the real fact is that Dr.Hakim is the best in his herbal work . .


Ben
Ben

Thanks for this, useful guide in the event of an attack. Just wondering though, would it not be possible to just download the entire site to a local PC, do a search and replace to remove the script from all the files and re-uplaod?

daddydesign
daddydesign

Hi Ben, that should work. We did try that one time, but still had the virus somewhere that we must of missed.