Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form: Free Download = Free virus
Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form downloaded for free from torrents or third party website may contain a dangerous backdoor.
Recently we received more and more feedback from users of our extension Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form that their Joomla! websites are being hacked. As we always pay a lot of attention to safety issues we double-checked our code and it occurred that there is nothing wrong with it. That is why once again we can confirm that Joomla! Extensions downloaded from perfect-web.co are safe to use and there is no risk that your website would be hacked because of this.
However one user send as a copy of his website and we were able to analyse code there. Head of our development team, Piotr Mocko, discovered that there was a backdoor added to the code of our extension Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form version 2.3.4. Using this backdoor a average skilled hacker could esily take over control over this Joomla! website.
We checked Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form version 2.3.4 on our sever and it occurred that it has no backdoor code attached. We asked this user where did he download this extension but he remembered only that it was some torrent services. He even said he had to pay for the download nearly as much as on our website.
That is why we would like to warn you that Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form version 2.3.4 downloaded for free from torrents or other third-party servers may contain a backdoor code. Please be careful as infected version may spread uncontrollably in the Internet for weeks.
We haven't checked other files available on torrents or other third party website, so we can't tell you if they are also infected or this was a one time case. Of course we guaranty that any our extension, especially, Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form, downloaded form perfect-web.co is safe and can be used without any problems, as always.
If any of you have similar problems with our Perfect Ajax Popup Contact Form downloaded from torrents or other third party servers, please let us know.