conf PHP in PLugins folder - Is it normal? (4 posts)

  1. allysonashley
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi all!

    My site was recently hacked due to an out of date version of wordpress. I isolated some yucky code in the footer- deleted all my files, and have switched hosts. I am working to re implement thematic using my wp-content folder, but I want to make sure that I get all the bugs out before doing so. Everything looks normal with the bad footer code removed, except the PHP file : "conf" in my Plugins folder.

    Here's a sample :"<?PHP
    $login = "";
    $pass = "";
    $md5_pass = "";

    Is this normal, or is this bad/fake code also?

    I'm very much NOT fluent in code, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. allysonashley
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, thank you! I was suspecting it to be a little weird! Should there even be a file called "conf" ?

    I'll take a looksy at the rest of the steps.

    Much appreciated!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Should there even be a file called "conf" ?

    No - especially not if it's in the plugin's folder itself (as opposed to being in the folder for a specific plugin. The last 2 links that I gave specifically look at cleaning up these kinds of pseudo files.

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