Infected by Spam Virus?

This is a technical article. (This is a friendly warning to people who don’t like to see technical articles on this blog. :-))


I was notified by my friend in Google that I have some spamware installed on my server This is very astonishing. I checked the directory and found the following files.

filename: /public_html/.htaccess

RewriteEngine On

Options +FollowSymlinks

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

RewriteRule ^[/]*([^/]+)\.phtml$ ./search.php?q=$1 [L]

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

and then found out files like search.php, proxy.php, feed_data/ folder and many other files.

I delete these files. But does anyone know why this happens?

3 thoughts on “Infected by Spam Virus?

  1. do you know how to get rid of spam that sent from my MSN contact list? I’ve read your article on stopping spam by blocking ‘All Others List’, but they are know coming from my MSN contact list! Please help. Thank you.

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