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wp_system files on WP install (2 posts)

  1. perywinkle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been seeing a very persistent set of files on a clients site, hosted by Dreamhost.

    /wp-content/uploads/wp_system
    ( Sometimes stashed inside of date folders as well, such as /2007/ )

    Within this folder are two files.
    system.dat
    wp_system.php

    I'm having a hard time finding any data on this, so I thought I'd start the thread. Does anyone know where these are coming from?
    How to stop?

    I'm going to proceed with the usual shake down... http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They're not coming from WordPress. Have you asked the hosts if they know anything about these files? Some hosts do add their own files if the original install used a 1-click installer. In the meantime, proceeding as though the site has been hacked is a very wise precaution, in my opinion.

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