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unknown application appears in /public_html

  1. Does any one know about this type of occurrence?

    I signed up for WEBSITEDEFENDER and was alerted with this

    New applications were detected in the following directories on your web server.
    A new instance of WordPress was detected in /home/wendyhub/public_html

    WEBSITEDEFENDER gave this answer for a solution:

    You should investigate the origin of this new application. If it was installed without authorization then it could indicate a malicious intrusion.

    I looked and found this, “d4564dc9e9625dfe9fa06df71fcfc17b85d3e56a.php,” file in /public_html which looks malicious. I deleted it yesterday. All is working onsite except I am still getting spammed even using my (CCF) Custom Contact Form using capcha text.

    I installed custom contact form (free) yesterday and today received 3 spam messages. Do you think malware has integrated into my site?
    What can you tell me about this?
    Do you think the php file is the application referenced here by WEBSITEDEFENDER?

    Any help is appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is wendyhuber.wordpress.com.

  2. I looked and found this, “d4564dc9e9625dfe9fa06df71fcfc17b85d3e56a.php,” file in /public_html which looks malicious.

    This is the WordPress.com support forum and we do not have access to php files. That means you are posting to the wrong support forum. You need to post to http://wordpress.org as you are asking about a WordPress.org install. One this support forum we only provide support to those who have blogs hosted by WordPress.com.
    For clarity read > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Thank you for the clarification.

  4. You're welcome and best wishes with your site.

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