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Solutions Pak Simple Registration Error

Thread began 12/26/2009 9:37 pm by nkbrules123372836 | Last modified 12/27/2009 7:30 am by Office Guy-172461 | 1153 views | 1 replies |


Solutions Pak Simple Registration Error

On March 2, 2009 I purchased WebAssist Solutions Pack. I used Simple Registration to protect pages on one of my published websites. The site was fully operational and working perfectly in May, 2009.

I was indisposed for a number of months, so I had no contact with the websites. On my return to website maintenance, I find that the Registration no longer works. I have uploaded the same, exact files to my host and still get the same error. It seems the site no longer handles .php files in the same manner.

My questions are these:

- Has the standardization of the web to W3C standards affected how .php files are handled?

- Has there been an update to the Solutions Pack I purchased that would address this error?


My site had been hacked. An addhandler was inserted into .htaccess. Works fine now.
- Would and upgrade to Windows7 on my computer have any effect on this Solution Pack operation?

- Can someone explain the obvious difference in .php handling in the past few months?

I have attached a screenshot of the results of clicking the Simple Registration link. It simply asks for permission to dowload a file instead of proceding to the Solution Pack function.

Any ideas out there?

Thanks for your time,


The site had gotten hacked. An addhandler was inserted into .htaccess. Works fine now.

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Office Guy-172461

Recovering from a Hacked site

Thanks for reporting back what happened.

It's a good idea to change all passwords (local and remote), wipe the site of all files, and re-upload from backups. Often hackers will leave hidden files behind to make it easier to get back in.

Make sure that you have different passwords for every site or the attack can easily spread. If the password is easy for you to remember, it's likely not strong enough. Using a tool like RoboForm makes it easy to use very strong passwords that are unique for every site and function.

This underscores the need to be able to quickly restore a site by firing up your favorite FTP program, select all, and putting a fresh copy of your site on the web server. It is very tedious to have to go through every file looking for hacker damage.

Many attacks start with the local computer. Once they get in, it's not that hard to recover your FTP passwords, and have their way with your sites. Gone are the days when you can "clean" an infected computer. It pretty much demands a disk wipe and re-installing the OS.

My server gets an average of 3 or 4 attempted break-ins a day. My banned ip list is getting rather large. :)

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