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Unknown users with admin rights!?

  1. A friend of mine is having trouble with his wordpress site ( ).
    At first, he had malware on the site and there was a suspicious line of javascript code. I installed several security plugins and checked every file, the malware was gone and the site was clean!

    Now we're facing a new problem. This has happened twice. Unknown users have been created (even tho registration is not available - we turned that off in settings!) with admin rights.

    I could imagine if the site was making money or had tons of visitors everyday, that being a target for hackers would be normal. But we're talking about a standard wordpress site for a spraytan company. They're registrering with emails such as <something>

    I've searched the forum but couldnt find anything, if I have overlooked something, please link me. If you have any idea to a solution or know whats causing this, please help.

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  3. ups, wrong place to ask.

  4. You are posting to the wrong support forum. This support forum is for blogs hosted at Since your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the forums.

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