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SMF Redirection
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:47:19 PM »
Hey, why is my SMF forum redirecting to another website?

My website is: http://pwnxile.cm/index.php

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 01:53:07 PM »
Hmm. This:
http://pwnxile.cm/index.php
Goes here (doesn't redirect):
http://pwnxile.cm/index.php
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 02:11:38 PM »
Hmm. This:
http://pwnxile.cm/index.php
Goes here (doesn't redirect):
http://pwnxile.cm/index.php
What is your experience redirecting you to?

When some of my users go to http://pwnxile.cm, they get redirected to http//ownxile.cm.

I went on my friend's teamviewer and i went to http://pwnxile.cm and it redirected me to http://ownxile.cm..

So i clicked on "view source code" and i found this:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://ownxile.com/"/>

How do i remove it? Thanks

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 02:16:56 PM »
look in the index.template.php of the theme

BTW I dont get redirected

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 02:19:22 PM »
look in the index.template.php of the theme

BTW I dont get redirected

In index.template.php of my theme i searched "OwnXile".. couldnt find anything :S

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 02:23:12 PM »
I would ask your friend what he might have installed on his computer/browser. Are you experiencing that? So far, two other random people aren't.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 02:23:35 PM »
try index.php in the root folder of your smf install.

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »
try index.php in the root folder of your smf install.

"Can't find the text "ownxile""

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 02:31:47 PM »
then you will need to check all your forum files but as mashby has said 2 people from different parts of world havent been affected :/

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 02:36:35 PM »
Autocorrect? Somehow I doubt it. I'm honestly thinking this is truly an isolated incident. Here's the interesting part:
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I went on my friend's teamviewer and i went to http://pwnxile.cm and it redirected me to http://ownxile.cm..

So i clicked on "view source code" and i found this:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://ownxile.com/"/>
Considering the one starting with o doesn't even exist, did the source code you provided come from the one starting with the p? If it did, I would think we'd all be ending up on the one starting with o.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 02:38:01 PM »
Some browsers have "Automatically fix mistyped words" functionality. "pwn" is often corrected with own.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 02:44:37 PM »
No redirect here either. I am on Maxthon browser :)

After Nanosector's message it would be useful to know which browser redirected people are using and then Google how to disable that auto-correct for good.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 02:47:51 PM »
Some browsers have "Automatically fix mistyped words" functionality. "pwn" is often corrected with own.

I don't think that is the reason why it redirects.

Recently I fired one of my developers. He back stabbed me.

Today I woke up to people saying the site redirects to http://ownxile.com...

The developer had access to my dedicated server and to the forum files.


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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2014, 02:49:12 PM »
OK, have a look in .htaccess? Have you made sure to remove any access points for your fired developer?
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2014, 02:50:23 PM »
also change all your site passwords so he wont have access

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 02:53:27 PM »
OK, have a look in .htaccess? Have you made sure to remove any access points for your fired developer?

Nothing in .htaccess.. i have also changed all the passwords.

the funny part is, whenever he goes to http://pwnxile.cm on FIREFOX, he gets redirected to http://ownxile.com

BUT, when he goes to http://pwnxile.cm on INTERNET EXPLORER, he doesn't get redirected....


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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 02:54:53 PM »
I'm on Firefox, too.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 02:55:12 PM »
If it were a problem in the files it would happen for everyone.

What browser are your members using?

I'm on Firefox as well, don't get redirected.
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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 02:57:16 PM »
If it were a problem in the files it would happen for everyone.

What browser are your members using?

I'm on Firefox as well, don't get redirected.

Solved the problem. I replaced the wwwroot folder with one of my smf backup folders. but my members also had to clear their history to access the site..

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Re: SMF Redirection
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2014, 02:58:00 PM »
The problem is not solved.......

Whhen he went to http://pwnxile.cm after clearing his history he could access the site. When he refreshed the site, he got redirected to http://ownxile.com..

I am using CloudFlare and IIS for hosting my forum.