hey there this is Jophiel with SkyPoint Studios and today I want to talk about what to do when you come across a website that is infected and has a WordPress website that has an infection in it recently I was working on a company’s website that came to me from someone else and you couldn’t even get into the back end if you try to put in the wp-admin it would just go to a page full of Japanese writing and the website was full of this Japanese writing for all kinds of ads and weird stuff I don’t read Japanese so I don’t know what they were saying but it was pretty messed up so the way to fix this is to replace the core files of WordPress so the the infection lives in the core files now there’s going to be some extraneous files kind of hanging out outside of that but the main infection the way that it hooks in and causes these issues is through the core file so going through and replacing just taking all the regular core files and swapping them out it doesn’t hurt anything because the database has all the data inside of it and the core files are just standardized core files so you can just replace those all so that’s the way to get it back to square one then you need to go through and secure everything so it’s not an issue and I do that through a product called immunify so you can go get a munifi on your server that’s really really important and then from a plug-in standpoint you can add word fence and you can run a scan you can also add simple SSL if it has an SSL certificate and harden up the HD access so once you do those things there’s a chance a higher a lot higher chance that it will not get infected in the future but of course you need to update the plugins update the software you need to maintain and monitor the website the way that they get in this position is that people were not keeping track and updating and looking at things regularly so you really need a web developer on your side that’s going to be looking at your website and updating it and maintaining it regularly just like your car if you don’t get oil changes if you don’t maintain it it’s just going to fall apart and die way earlier than it needs to so this is Jophiel with SkyPoint studios thank you so much for watching