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I have a "squatter" on my website

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2013-09-01 4:18 am EST

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On my home page at the bottom appearing almost to be out of the frame there is a Company advertising vacation trips to Vietnam !!

Not sure of the relevance of posting something like this on a Bed & Breakfast website in New Zealand but am concerned that something else is being masked behind it. What measures should I be taking ? I should add that I have been using Joomla to create the site.

Thanks as always for your help.

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Apologies for my untechnical explanations. At the very bottom of the Home page in the black area there is simply a line saying Vietnam Travels or something similar, no www at all and when I click on this it takes me to what appears to be a tour operator advertising Vietnam.
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2013-09-01 04:22 am EST
What kind of further info would be helpful ?
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2013-09-01 04:23 am EST



2013-09-01 5:33 pm EST
You're correct. At the bottom of each of your pages, is code that's providing links to other sites. I don't know if you installed (let's assume not-purposely) something for Joomla that automatically added. If you look at every page's code you'll find the following that you'll want to select and delete.

" <p><a title="circuits au vietnam" href="">Circuits au vietnam</a>, <a title="vietnam travel" href="">vietnam travel</a>, <a title="voyages au vietnam" href="">voyages au vietnam</a>, <a title="visa to vietnam" href="">visa to vietnam</a>, <a title="vietnam tour operator" href="">vietnam tour operator</a></p>

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Hi Ohdarn

Many thanks for your response re my dilemma! I'll try and follow your advice and post back the results.
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2013-09-03 4:31 am EST

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2013-09-05 9:48 am EST
Hello Bickie,

Thank you for your question. I cannot see the errors you are seeing at this time, but it sounds like your website was hacked.

I checked your website using Sucuri sitescanner, and your version of Joomla is outdated, I highly recommend updating this software.

Essentially, outdated software is open to malware/hacks, which are addressed in updates.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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