Support » Fixing WordPress » Unusual wp-admin folders in /plugins

  • sallymoos

    (@sallymoos)


    Hi,

    I’ve come across some unusual looking folders in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/ with six random characters after wp-admin like below ..

    /public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-admin-Rw27Yth
    /public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-admin-qiT6yTs
    /public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-admin-DeZtdY

    They contain a zip file of a plugin, plus extracted folders of that plugin.

    Were these created when a plugin was uploaded?

    Is it safe to remove them?

    Ta,

    Sal.

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  • tarhe

    (@obt28)

    Hello @sallymoos

    They contain a zip file of a plugin, plus extracted folders of that plugin.

    What is the name of the plugin you found on the zip file, do you have such plugin installed on your WordPress?

    Best,

    sallymoos

    (@sallymoos)

    Thanks @obt28

    It’s Slider Revolution (revslider.zip) and yes, I have it installed.

    S.

    tarhe

    (@obt28)

    @sallymoos

    This might be a normally behavior by the plugin.

    If you still have any concerns please reach out to the plugin developers for
    clarification.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Best,

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