I am a front end dev who has been asked by a client to help him to clean up his server & several sites.
He employed a black hat developer to try to boost his hits - but obviously it has backfired.
He now has several links on his main site that point to an external url: <snip/>
I have tried to track down the location of this link, but its not in any obvious place and I don't really have the experience to locate it. He has obviously used some clever tactic to hide/obfuscate it somehow.
I am thinking it might be in a .htaccess somewhere.
His server is a bit all over the place, very untidy - bits everywhere. Part of the job is to remove all the crap and move his sites one by one to a brand new clean server.
I am able to setup new sites using virtual hosts etc, so I have a little experience on the command line.
I have also tried to do some very obvious greps - but no joy.
Can anybody give me a direction or any ideas here?