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,

    Thread Starter 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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