How To Remove Malware From Your Joomla Website

By December 5, 2016Uncategorized

Joomla is a very popular content management system (CMS) second in popularity to WordPress. Unfortunately, it still gets hacked by unscrupulous individuals looking for vulnerabilities to hack these sites for the sole purpose to install malware. Joomla is susceptible to hackers if you are using an old version of Joomla or if you have outdated plugins and themes as well. In this article, I will show you how to remove the malware from your Joomla website.

Getting hacked is scary. Once you are notified that your Joomla website is infected with malware, you will likely either be shut down by your hosting company or you will be blacklisted in Google. Those are the two ways that most people are notified that they have been hacked. Your hosting company will likely try to pressure you into repairing your website with one of their associated partner companies. Many of these companies (I won’t say any names) will try to get your to pay outrageous monthly fee’s ($40-$100) monthly to remove the malware from your site. They will also try to make you sign a yearly contract. I find this ridiculous and downright sneaky because you pay your hosting company monthly already and there is an inherent belief that they are offering some kind of protection. Don’t fall for their trap.

If you are comfortable with fixing this yourself, you can request your hosting company to provide you with a list of the malicious files. Once you get the list you can go in your Cpanel then to file manager and remove each file one by one. Then once they are removed then contact your hosting and they can rescan your server and they will put your website back online.  This is not recommended because you should always hire a professional. You can easily crash your website if you delete the wrong file and you also will need to harden your website to protect it from getting hacked over and over. You don’t want to waste your precious time trying to figure this out. That’s why it’s vital to have a professional service handle this for you.

We offer a malware removal service that will fix your hacked Joomla website for a one time fee of only $99. Click here to see our packages! We will clean up the database, and clean up core Joomla files from malicious entries. We will also harden your website to stop future hacking attempts.  Usually, orders are completed with 24-48 hours depending on the severity of the infected website. Our work is 100% guaranteed. We are here for you! If you have any questions you can call me at 1-800-983-6120 or you can click here to send us an email via the contact us form.