Monthly Archives: January 2015

ÿØÿà in a PHP file

Early Joomla 1.5 site that had it’s tiny MCE compromised. There were PHP files in the image directory, and a few in the root of the website. One was named “wthm1035g.php” and inside was “ÿØÿà”. I have no idea what … Continue reading

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Blocking Semalt.com from your Analytics – partly

I am starting my research on eliminating “semalt.com” from an Analytics report. One person suggests putting the following in your .htaccess file. # block visits from semalt.com RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* – [F] I haven’t tried this yet but I … Continue reading

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Joomla 1.5 jUpgrade – zip file not found

I recently ran into this issue when trying to upgrade a Joomla 1.5.23 site to 3.3. Here are the steps I took. Installed a local version of the site. Installed jupgrade Installed Admin tools Enabled MOOTools. When I ran jupgrade … Continue reading

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WordPress site attacked

A customers WordPress site is displaying ads again.   Don’t have all the information, but there were links to www.superfish.com. This site turns out be some visual recognition software. Here is some of the code in the page that I … Continue reading

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Moving WordPress site to new host – importing mysql database 1044 access denied

Recently moved a site from Network Solutions to GoDaddy. I created a blank database. Created a new user and associated that user with the new database, but when importing the MySQL database I got an error. I needed to comment … Continue reading

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Preview your godaddy website before a domain transfer

We often build a clients site on a hosting account where the domain  name hasn’t been transferred or the DNS has been pointed to the new hosting. A common way to solve this issue is to modify your host file … Continue reading

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Outlook / Godaddy email account receiving but not sending

Set up two new Godaddy hosted email accounts. Then when setting up their Outlook with the godaddy email account testing the account failed. Wouldn’t send. Keep asking for the password to the SMTP server. I changed ports and and connection … Continue reading

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Solved – Windows could not start becuse the following file is missing or corrupt. System

We had a client with an old XP machine that wouldn’t start. It gave the error about the “System” file. I was able to use Bart PE, go into the restore directory and replace the corrupt files with the last … Continue reading

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