How to Remove Mikkiload Virus from WordPress 2021?

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Mikkiload Virus

How to Remove Mikkiload Virus from WordPress?

WordPress is the most used content manager worldwide, it is very easy to use and has an infinite number of functions, but not all are advantages. You could likely have a virus, and that is not cool at all.

Google takes this virus into account the same or more than the user who is facing it, and that is why we are going to teach you how to eliminate a Mikkiload virus in WordPress.

‘Mikkiload’ is one type of Trojan virus that affects the website hosted with WordPress. Mainly, that hijacks the MySQL database and several WordPress posts, plugins, and widgets. If you want to know how to eliminate this virus, keep reading.

How to eliminate Mikkiload Virus from WordPress?

The first thing is that when you upload a clean copy of WordPress, you fix the WordPress functioning problem because you restore the original files and they are no longer modified.

But there are always other modified files, or even only files uploaded as uploaders, scripts for mass sending emails. Many people think that just uploading everything again, overwriting the files will solve the problem.

There is no use just uploading everything again and overwriting the files. Surely, you will have problems again shortly, or you will not solve them by scripts that you have previously uploaded or in the future.

At that moment, everything started to happen. Did you have plugins, WordPress, or the theme without updating? One thing that can happen is that you “clean” WordPress, but neither the plugins, the theme, nor other WordPress directories.

What you have to do to clean an installation correctly and in this order is:

Try the WordPress Wordfence plugin:

You can install the plugin and do a scan completely free. All malicious files will come out in the scanner. We recommend that you do not use the option to repair everything and/or delete everything. We would go one by one, proving that when eliminating or repairing it, the web is still active and has not fallen.

Keep in mind that the cache can show you the web perfectly when it is down. These three malicious files, “wp-feed.php,” “wp-vcd.php,” and “wp-tmp.php,” can cause the website to crash if they are removed using Wordfence, so we are going to explain the steps to remove them manually.

What are the wp-feed.php, wp-vcd.php, and wp-tmp.php files?

These files are put automatically by the hacker or algorithm. Surely an algorithm with a crawler is looking for WordPress made with Avada with this vulnerability, and when it finds it, it enters and injects the code.

In this case, we are going to modify the functions.php, and we are going to add wp-feed.php, wp-vcd.php, and wp-tmp.php in the WordPress folder “wp-includes.”

On computers that access the server via FTP:

Clean everything with an antivirus. There is free like Panda Free. Once Panda Free passes, the Panda Cloud Cleaner passes. With this, you will finish making sure that you do not have any infection. If you are a Mac user, we recommend that you use ClamXav and if you are Linux, ClamAV

If you use FileZilla, update to the latest version to have encrypted passwords, not in plain text like the old versions have.

On computers that have access to the WordPress administration, pass the two Panda programs or the others if you are not Windows in case. They have Trojans that are capturing the passwords. Above all, do it after ensuring that your computer does not have any infection, or the possible Trojan will capture them again.

In WordPress:

– Have the theme installation files handy that the Topic is not null. If it is Avada, you will have bought it on ThemeForest, enter and download Avada again.

– Do the same with the plugins you need.

– Download the entire WordPress uploads directory to your computer.

-If any users should not be there, delete them.

– Go to the database, and look at the {prefix} _users table that there aren’t any that shouldn’t be there. If there are, note the user ID and delete it.

– In the case where there is a user that does not have to be in {prefix} _users, go to the table {prefix} _usersmeta and look for all the metadata of the user ID.

– Once copied, open it and see that there is nothing that should not be there.

– Pass the Panda antivirus or the other antivirus if you have another OS through the uploads directory you downloaded.

– Enter one by one in all the directories within uploads and the other directories created by other plugins and see nothing that should not be there.

– If there are index.php files, open them and see that there is nothing weird.

– Delete everything on the web. Note that you must have already copied wp-config.php, the uploads directory, the other directories created by plugins, if any, and have checked it.

We are talking about everything related to WordPress, if you have things that do not belong to WordPress (other directories, other CMS, etc …), do not delete them, but you will also have to check them if they are entering there.

– Upload the already checked and clean uploads directory and the other directories created by plugins if they exist, also checked and clean.

– Upload a clean copy of all the plugins you use on your site

– Enter the WordPress administration and save the permanent links again so that a new .htaccess will be created for you.

– Let registered users try to change their password. (optional)

That’s all! This way, you can easily remove the Mikkiload virus/malware from Themes and Plugins.

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