(Possibly) Malicious Scripts Inject Adsense to WordPress.com Site

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  • #3057843

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Hi. :)

    I need help. I’ve just checked my wife’s WordPress site (wordpress.com).

    A few months ago, her site is hacked, it posted random articles without her consent. Which later, I found that it comes from android app.

    And, just now I’ve found out that every post has Adsense ads on it. I’ve asked my wife about it and she thought it was normal (she’s non-techie person).

    Is it a malware? If so, how can I remove it?

    #3057943

    Hi there,

    Please give us the URL of the site you need help with.

    Thanks!

    #3057944

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Hi. Here is the URL, sometimes the ads don’t appear, so maybe you have to try to refresh the page a few times.

    https://megasavithri.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/kembali-pulang-dengan-traveloka/

    #3057945

    Hi there,

    WordPress.com sometimes displays advertisements on your blog to help pay the bills.

    In some cases, you may want to avoid displaying ads on your site altogether. We know some of you want to have full control over your site’s appearance. To eliminate ads on your blog entirely, you can purchase our WordPress.com Personal, WordPress.com Premium, or WordPress.com Business plans.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

    #3057946

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Thanks for the answer @thabotswana2013

    I am OK if the ads come from WordPress, but does WordPress use Google Adsense?

    #3057947

    Hi hamdirizal,

    As @thabotswana2013 mentioned, ads are displayed on WordPress.com sites using the Free plan. If you are concerned about a particular ad, you can report it to us using the Report this ad link underneath.

    Third party ads networks like Google Adsense are only available with the Business plan.

    #3057949

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Hi @gemmacevans. Thanks for the answer.

    So this means that it is normal right as it comes from WordPress and not a malicious script.

    #3057950

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Hi @gemmacevans. Thanks for the answer.

    So this means that it is normal right? As it comes from WordPress and not form malicious script.

    #3057953

    Hi hamdirizal,

    Yes, it’s normal for ads to be displayed. But if you’d like me to take a look, you can make a screenshot of the ad and upload it to your Media Library :)

    #3057954

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Hi @gemmacevans.
    Here is the screenshot https://mymixednotes.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/capture1.png

    The ads appear below the post just above the comment section.

    #3057958

    Hi hamdirizal,

    Thanks for the screenshot, I can’t see anything suspicious or malicious there and the placement is where I would expect the ads to be.

    I hope this puts your mind at rest.

    #3058062

    hamdirizal
    Member

    Great! Thanks everyone.

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