In this article I’m going to explain you about tap.digestcolect.com SPAM/virus. How it works, and how to remove tap.digestcolect.com SPAM/virus form your WordPress website.
Symptoms of this tap.digestcolect.com SPAM in WordPress:
- You are redirecting to https://tap.digestcolect.com/r.php?id=0 URL either you are open your website or admin panel.
- There are no suspicious codes written on wp-config.php or index.php file.
The below-mentioned spam removal method will work if you have any one of the below-mentioned cases:
- If you are you using Astra Themes then check your plugins folder have astra-sites plugin installed.
- Check your database options table are you getting site_url option as “https://js.digestcolect.com/dlcc.js?” or “https://js.digestcolect.com/dlcc?” or both.
If yes then below solution can work perfectly for you:
Category of this WordPress tap.digestcolect.com SPAM:
tap.digestcolect.com SPAM comes under WordPress redirect spams or WordPress redirect hacks and it mainly uses to redirect traffic to other websites. Advertisers are the main source of income for these hackers. Because advertisers need to show traffic on their websites but it’s quite difficult to generate organic traffic. So, they hire hackers/spammers to generate traffic using this kind of methods.
But, here is a positive thing for you: In 99% cases your website content is safe because their primary target is to drive your website traffic to their website.
This means these hackers just do it to earn money and not to steal your website data or ruining your online reputation. That’s the basic difference between hackers and spammers.
It’s quite hard to figure out if you don’t have WordPress security experts in your development team. I have done two quick fixes and the site started running again. But to find these fixes, I did a complete audit of WordPress website for around 2 hours.
How to remove WordPress tap.digestcolect.com SPAM
Step 1. Login to your database, in options tables, change these two options to your original domain.
https://js.digestcolect.com/dlcc.js? to yourdomain.com
https://js.digestcolect.com/dlcc? to yourdomain.com
Step 2. Remove astra-sites plugin from the wp-content/plugins folder. This plugin is the targeted folder for hackers.
Step 3. Rename your cache plugin if you are using any. By doing so your cache plugin will be disabled and your changes will reflect instantly.
Now hit your website URL.
And you are done!
It’s quite recommended by the WordPress security team of NexGen Innovators to remove it because it exposes the server configuration while importing your theme.
It may be possible that the spammer has been selected some other weak plugin of your website. So this option will not work for you. In that case you can contact to our WordPress Security Experts to audit your complete website.