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    I have a few unknown files when I do a Wordfence scan. Can I delete the files or should I be worried about files which were added by plugins/themes and it may potentially break the site?

    Edit: When I view the files using a FTP client, it indicates they have 0 filesize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeraussie View Post
    I have a few unknown files when I do a Wordfence scan. Can I delete the files or should I be worried about files which were added by plugins/themes and it may potentially break the site?

    Edit: When I view the files using a FTP client, it indicates they have 0 filesize.
    Bit hard to give advice unless you tell us the file names, and, where they reside, EG - under which folder etc.

    NB - just because a file maybe 0kb, doesn't mean it's no used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeraussie View Post
    I have a few unknown files when I do a Wordfence scan. Can I delete the files or should I be worried about files which were added by plugins/themes and it may potentially break the site?

    Edit: When I view the files using a FTP client, it indicates they have 0 filesize.
    It would be great if you could provide a screenshot or file name and file location. This way members can help.

    I had a phishing issue with a few of my sites. I've found folders of fake bank pages.

    These fake bank pages where on all of my sites (on a VPS). It spread like wild fire.

    You need to be careful, and know which file to delete and which not to delete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinosBroker View Post
    It would be great if you could provide a screenshot or file name and file location.
    Bar the screen cap, that's exactly what I said...
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    Could be a temp for log dumps?


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