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Malware on my webspace

Rising Star
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Registered: ‎15-08-2007

Malware on my webspace

When I looked at my webspace today I got this message

It's says this website contains elements of molo.tw malmare.
When I looked on ftp I found an index.html had been added with about 10 folders with random jpegs in them.
I've done a malware search on my machine and I'm fairly sure I'm clean.
I've no idea where these files have come from and some of it I can't seem to delete.
I tell it to delete, the file list refreshes and it's still there. I'm using FileZilla to access it.
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎14-08-2007

Re: Malware on my webspace

Are the file permissions set so that you can delete them?
Rising Star
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Registered: ‎15-08-2007

Re: Malware on my webspace

It's set to read, write and execute. Is there anything else I need to do?
Superuser
Superuser
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Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: Malware on my webspace

Make sure the folder permissions allow writing so you can delete their contents.
David
Grafter
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Registered: ‎13-06-2007

Re: Malware on my webspace

Also make sure whatever you are using to delete stuff can see hidden files, such as .htaccess. If you haven't deleted them, FTP won't allow you to delete the directory (unless the FTP client is particularly clever).
Rising Star
Posts: 60
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Registered: ‎15-08-2007

Re: Malware on my webspace

It was hidden .htaccess files that were preventing me from deleting the folders.
All deleted now. Thanks.