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    VBulletin and Wordpress, malware issues

    Been trying tomincrease my presence in the online content/media realm. Made a good start of it, bought a couple of websites.

    Been wanting to produce my own content and did launching two new websites.

    1. Vbulletin cms suite
    2. Wordpress site with a vbulletin forum attached
    3. Was a subdomain vbulletin application onto an existing forum i bought

    Every last one has malware issues and i'm upset because I paid a developer to do them, he did, everything was fine until these wormy, slimy malware abusers infiltrate somehow.

    Ultimately i don't know what to do about the problem now, or in the future.

    For instance, problem 1 & 3, i have a great solution -- amputation, shut it down.
    For 2, i shut the forum down, but the wordpress site i have content there and i don't want to kill it.

    And then finally on an ongoing basis i need a cms that isn't going to be subject to this, or I need to be able to grapple with it myself.

    I don't need complicated instructions on how to fix things, i need a name because frankly this is a learning curve i do not want to go down.
    Craig Walenta on Google+

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    Do you or the site owners hold the licenses for the three vBulletin sites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refiner View Post
    Do you or the site owners hold the licenses for the three vBulletin sites?
    I have a vbulletin license for one of the websites, the other two I did not. I amputated all three implementations.
    Craig Walenta on Google+

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    It has been awhile since I did any work on vBulletin, however all three sites need to have their own licenses. If you have of the software installed on your sites that is not directly downloaded from vBulletin.org specifically for those sites, it will likely be compromised and contain malware. This must be in place before any styles can be applied.

    I do recall vBulletin installation and style updates to be straight forward.

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