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#25893 – Malware

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 05:33 CDT
brittsan
Please note: I am not sure about the of the Wordpress version as I can't log in to check it!!!

My host have suspended the website, and sent me this:
/public_html/xxxxxxxx/wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp/app/Awf/Mailer/Mailer.php (possible malicious file; matched pattern /[Mm][aA4][iIl1][1lL][eE3][rR]\.php)

Can I safely remove the file?

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 4.5.3
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 5.6
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 1.9.3
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:53 CDT
tampe125
Hello Britt,

you should not remove the file.
Your host just found a false positive, this is a legit file. Moreover, their way to check is wrong: their rule reports as infected any file named mailer.php. Well, that's a very common name for a file, I'm not surprised you got a false positive.

Please ask your host to re-enable your account. By the way, what's the name of your hosting?


Davide Tampellini

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:56 CDT
brittsan
The hosting company is startlogic.com

Thanks for your information!
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:58 CDT
tampe125
You're welcome!


Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff



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English: good



Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!



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