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2 months 3 weeks ago #172463 by Rashmy
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Hi Guys
We had our website built on Joomla platform for approx 3 years, we changed the site to WordPress since then,
my problem is for some reason there are Spam backlink being built from Component/K2 engine, this has become a problem for me now, every month I have to disavow aprox 1000 backlink at Google webmaster tool, I even deleted all the old joomla files from my server which is godaddy, please see the backlink print shot attached. any help or advice on how to remove this K2 from our site is very much appreciated.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #172464 by Rashmy
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Hi again
I found the following script at our web server, can this be the culprit which automatically build backlinks back to our site ?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<extension type="module" client="site" version="2.5" method="upgrade">
<name>K2 User</name>
<author>JoomlaWorks</author>
<creationDate>August 18th, 2017</creationDate>
<copyright>Copyright (c) 2006 - 2017 JoomlaWorks Ltd. All rights reserved.</copyright>
<authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</authorEmail>
<authorUrl> www.joomlaworks.net </authorUrl>
<version>2.8.0</version>
<license> www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU/GPL</license>
<description>K2_MOD_K2_USER_DESCRIPTION</description>
<files>
<filename module="mod_k2_user">mod_k2_user.php</filename>
<filename>helper.php</filename>
<folder>tmpl</folder>
</files>
<config>
<fields name="params">
<fieldset name="basic" addfieldpath="/administrator/components/com_k2/elements/">
<field name="moduleclass_sfx" type="text" default="" label="K2_MODULE_CLASS_SUFFIX" description="K2_MODULE_CLASS_SUFFIX_DESCRIPTION" />
<field name="pretext" type="textarea" cols="30" rows="5" default="" label="K2_PRETEXT" description="" />
<field name="posttext" type="textarea" cols="30" rows="5" label="K2_POSTTEXT" description="" />
<field name="" type="header" default="K2_OPTIONS_FOR_LOGGED_IN_USERS" label="" description="" />
<field name="userGreetingText" type="textarea" cols="30" rows="5" label="K2_GREETING_TEXT" description="K2_WRITE_A_CUSTOM_TEXT_TO_DISPLAY_TO_YOUR_USERS_WHEN_THEY_ARE_LOGGED_IN" />
<field name="name" type="list" default="1" label="K2_DISPLAY_USERNAME_OR_NAME" description="">
<option value="0">K2_USERNAME</option>
<option value="1">K2_NAME</option>
</field>
<field name="userAvatar" type="radio" default="1" label="K2_USER_AVATAR" description="" class="btn-group btn-group-yesno">
<option value="0">K2_HIDE</option>
<option value="1">K2_SHOW</option>
</field>
<field name="userAvatarWidthSelect" type="list" default="custom" label="K2_USER_AVATAR_WIDTH" description="">
<option value="inherit">K2_INHERIT_FROM_COMPONENT_PARAMETERS</option>
<option value="custom">K2_USE_CUSTOM_WIDTH</option>
</field>
<field name="userAvatarWidth" type="text" default="50" size="4" label="K2_CUSTOM_WIDTH_FOR_USER_AVATAR_IN_PX" description="" />
<field name="" type="header" default="K2_MENU_RENDER_OPTION" label="" description="" />
<field name="menu" type="menus" default="" label="K2_MENU_TO_RENDER" description="K2_MENU_TO_RENDER_DESC" />
<field name="" type="header" default="K2_LOGIN_LOGOUT_REDIRECTION" label="" description="" />
<field name="login" type="menuitem" default="" disable="separator" label="K2_LOGIN_REDIRECTION_URL" description="K2_LOGIN_REDIRECTION_URL_DESCRIPTION">
<option value="">K2_NONE_ONSELECTLISTS</option>
</field>
<field name="logout" type="menuitem" default="" disable="separator" label="K2_LOGOUT_REDIRECTION_URL" description="K2_LOGOUT_REDIRECTION_URL_DESCRIPTION">
<option value="">K2_NONE_ONSELECTLISTS</option>
</field>
<field name="usesecure" type="radio" default="0" label="K2_ENCRYPT_LOGIN_FORM" description="K2_SUBMIT_ENCRYPTED_LOGIN_DATA_REQUIRES_SSL" class="btn-group btn-group-yesno">
<option value="0">K2_NO</option>
<option value="1">K2_YES</option>
</field>
</fieldset>
<fieldset name="advanced">
<field name="cache" type="list" default="0" label="K2_CACHING" description="K2_SELECT_WHETHER_TO_CACHE_THE_CONTENT_OF_THIS_MODULE">
<option value="1">K2_USE_GLOBAL</option>
<option value="0">K2_NO_CACHING</option>
</field>
<field name="cache_time" type="text" default="900" label="K2_CACHE_TIME" description="K2_THE_TIME_IN_SECONDS_BEFORE_THE_MODULE_IS_RECACHED" />
</fieldset>
</fields>
</config>
</extension>

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2 months 2 weeks ago #172469 by Fotis
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This is not a script, it's an XML definition file for the K2 User module's parameters. Doesn't cause any harm (duh) and it's not crawlable.

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1 month 1 week ago #172839 by Rashmy
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Hi Fotis
thanks for your reply, I am just wondering how I can remove this automatic link building via component/k2 ?

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1 month 1 week ago #172840 by Fotis
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If you only use WP, I don't see how Joomla/K2 is an issue here. You're looking for an answer to the wrong question...

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