Removing WP-feed.php and WP-tmp.php malware from a WordPress site can be a complex process, but it can be done by following these steps:
- Backup your website: Before making any changes to your website, it’s important to take a full backup of your site. This will allow you to restore your site to a clean state if something goes wrong during the removal process.
- Check your website’s source code: Look for any suspicious code, such as iframes, scripts or base64 encoded code. Be sure to check not only the web pages but also the files such as .php, .js and .htaccess.
- Check the wp-includes and wp-content folders: Look for the wp-feed.php and wp-tmp.php files and delete them. If you find any other suspicious files, delete them as well.
- Scan your website for malware: Use a malware scanner such as Sucuri, Wordfence or Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall to scan your website for malware and check for any malicious code.
- Check your server access logs: Identify the IP address of the attacker and block that IP address from accessing your server using .htaccess or firewall rules.
- Harden your website: Take steps to harden your website and make it more secure. You can use a security plugin such as Wordfence, iThemes Security or Sucuri Security to help protect your website from future attacks.
- Keep your software up to date: Keep your WordPress version, plugins and themes up to date. This will help to ensure that any security vulnerabilities are patched and that your website is less likely to be hacked.
It’s important to note that even if you’ve taken all these steps, the malware may still persist, so it’s important to keep monitoring your website and make sure that no malicious code is being injected again. If you find it difficult to clean the malware, it’s best to seek professional help.
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Last modified: March 3, 2023