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My website redirects visitors to a phishing site

Hi,

I'm fairly new to website management and design as I am practicing currently with WordPress.

I recently created a free domain with freenom.com titled (bistratoaie.tk). I then used infinityfree.net for my web hosting of my domain previously stated. I pointed my nameservers to infinityfree, and installed WordPress on my new website which is; https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp.

Now, I have noticed that whenever a visitor visits my website (https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp), it sends them to this phishing scam website titled myfood.ltd.

I can view my website fine if I change my DNS settings in Windows Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings and then change my DNS settings to 80.80.80.80 and 80.80.80.81 as recommended on the freenom.com website.

How can I get rid of this malware that redirects all my visitors? Where can I find where they are storing their redirect information on my website to delete it? I've tried looking in the usual places header.php, footer.php, index.php, index.html, .htaccess but cannot seem to find it anywhere!

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I will be using this website for a professional business once I have finished it.

Kind Regards, Ben

Comments

  • edited February 12

    Please check the knowledge base first next time: https://infinityfree.net/support/why-doesnt-my-domain-work/

    Or search the forum first, because there are dozens of topics about the exact same subject.

  • @Admin said:
    Please check the knowledge base first next time: https://infinityfree.net/support/why-doesnt-my-domain-work/

    Or search the forum first, because there are dozens of topics about the exact same subject.

    I have searched the forums and there are no real solutions to this problem.

  • When I visit "https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp", it takes me to "Perth Hard Drive Data Recovery". Is that correct? And whenever I visit "bistratoaie.tk", it doesn't resolve.

  • Yes that is correct. But when I visited https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp on an iPad earlier today, it redirected to myfood.ltd until I changed the DNS settings of the iPad. I will try again tomorrow and see if it still redirects.

    Bistratoaie.tk doesn't resolve for me either.

    Thank you for your help.

  • @wordpress_bistratoaie said:

    @Admin said:
    Please check the knowledge base first next time: https://infinityfree.net/support/why-doesnt-my-domain-work/

    Or search the forum first, because there are dozens of topics about the exact same subject.

    I have searched the forums and there are no real solutions to this problem.

    That's because the only real solution is patience. What you're experiencing is DNS caching, which is one of the fundamental parts of how the internet works.

  • @wordpress_bistratoaie said:
    Yes that is correct. But when I visited https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp on an iPad earlier today, it redirected to myfood.ltd until I changed the DNS settings of the iPad. I will try again tomorrow and see if it still redirects.

    Bistratoaie.tk doesn't resolve for me either.

    Thank you for your help.

    I think this has something to do with freenom.com settings and how you configured it.

    I could be wrong tho, but I tried to use Dot.tk for my infinityfree website and it took a while to resolve.

    I already tried to visit your website and got nothing.

    Try check the configuration on freenom and come back and let us know.

  • edited February 13

    @Admin said:

    @wordpress_bistratoaie said:

    @Admin said:
    Please check the knowledge base first next time: https://infinityfree.net/support/why-doesnt-my-domain-work/

    Or search the forum first, because there are dozens of topics about the exact same subject.

    I have searched the forums and there are no real solutions to this problem.

    That's because the only real solution is patience. What you're experiencing is DNS caching, which is one of the fundamental parts of how the internet works.

    Okay, I will wait a couple of days to see if the DNS caching resolves, thanks for the info.

    @Jenova said:

    @wordpress_bistratoaie said:
    Yes that is correct. But when I visited https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp on an iPad earlier today, it redirected to myfood.ltd until I changed the DNS settings of the iPad. I will try again tomorrow and see if it still redirects.

    Bistratoaie.tk doesn't resolve for me either.

    Thank you for your help.

    I think this has something to do with freenom.com settings and how you configured it.

    I could be wrong tho, but I tried to use Dot.tk for my infinityfree website and it took a while to resolve.

    I already tried to visit your website and got nothing.

    Try check the configuration on freenom and come back and let us know.

    Which website did you visit?
    What will I have to change to point my (bistratoaie.tk) domain to my WordPress website (https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp)? Do I have to redirect the domain to https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp? From my understanding, if I redirect my domain to my website it will remove my nameservers that I previously pointed to Infinityfree, is this correct?
    Thanks.

  • @wordpress_bistratoaie said:

    @Admin said:

    @wordpress_bistratoaie said:

    @Admin said:
    Please check the knowledge base first next time: https://infinityfree.net/support/why-doesnt-my-domain-work/

    Or search the forum first, because there are dozens of topics about the exact same subject.

    I have searched the forums and there are no real solutions to this problem.

    That's because the only real solution is patience. What you're experiencing is DNS caching, which is one of the fundamental parts of how the internet works.

    Okay, I will wait a couple of days to see if the DNS caching resolves, thanks for the info.

    @Jenova said:

    @wordpress_bistratoaie said:
    Yes that is correct. But when I visited https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp on an iPad earlier today, it redirected to myfood.ltd until I changed the DNS settings of the iPad. I will try again tomorrow and see if it still redirects.

    Bistratoaie.tk doesn't resolve for me either.

    Thank you for your help.

    I think this has something to do with freenom.com settings and how you configured it.

    I could be wrong tho, but I tried to use Dot.tk for my infinityfree website and it took a while to resolve.

    I already tried to visit your website and got nothing.

    Try check the configuration on freenom and come back and let us know.

    Which website did you visit?
    What will I have to change to point my (bistratoaie.tk) domain to my WordPress website (https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp)? Do I have to redirect the domain to https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/wp? From my understanding, if I redirect my domain to my website it will remove my nameservers that I previously pointed to Infinityfree, is this correct?
    Thanks.

    This domain works

    bistratoaie.tk is pointing to the right name servers.

    When you do domain propagation, make sure you go into the control panel and click on "Addon Domains" and add your domain there. It should work within 24-48hours.

    For redirects:
    Log into Freenom.
    Click on "Services" and then "my domains" click on "manage domain" and then "Management Tools" and use "url forwarding"

    Hope this helps :)

  • @Lanturn
    Thanks for your reply, I tried adding my bistratoaie.tk domain through Control Panel but Infinityfree does not support .tk domains.

    If I redirect using your above method, will it change my nameservers that I already set up to point to Infinityfree? From my understanding, you either use the nameservers and no redirecting, or vice versa.

    Thanks :smile:

  • @wordpress_bistratoaie said:
    @Lanturn
    Thanks for your reply, I tried adding my bistratoaie.tk domain through Control Panel but Infinityfree does not support .tk domains.

    If I redirect using your above method, will it change my nameservers that I already set up to point to Infinityfree? From my understanding, you either use the nameservers and no redirecting, or vice versa.

    Thanks :smile:

    Using redirects does erase the name servers unfortunately.

  • What does that mean for my website? I just redirected my domain to point to my website and it now redirects.

  • @wordpress_bistratoaie said:
    What does that mean for my website? I just redirected my domain to point to my website and it now redirects.

    https://bistratoaie.epizy.com/ is working fine from here.

  • edited February 13

    What does that mean for my website? I just redirected my domain to point to my website and it now redirects.

    When someone clicks on your .tk domain, it will redirect them to your website.

  • @Admin
    Thanks for that, as I said I'm new here so I will be searching in the forum first for any existing problems I come across while updating my website.

    @Lanturn
    Thanks mate, I appreciate your help :smile:

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