100427 - Malware Removal from Server

Budget $30 - $250 USD
Bids 9
Average Bid $48
Status Closed


I have a customer who has a shared hosting account that as apparently been compromised. The site hosts a LAMP based auction site and over 800 files have been corrupted with a Trojan virus.

Appears to be all of the [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] and all *.js files, starting on April 8th.

ESET identifies the malware as JS/[url removed, login to view] trojan

I have taken the site off line via .htaccess accept for my IP and i have changed the cPanel/FTP password.

The malware has appended all of the files with a long string of code. I suspect you can write a script to remove this string from the files and save them. I would also like you to find any "back door" files that may be present and look at the database for trouble. And any other appropriate steps to restore the site and prevent reinfection in the future.

I'm looking for experienced, reputable bidders with good credentials only.

In short I need you to

1. clean the infected files

2. secure the server so it does not get compromised again

Budget: I'd prefer not to spend more than $30

Please only bid if you have at least 1 job of this nature reviewed in your feedback; otherwise you are wasting your time and mine. :)

Thank you in advance for you consideration.

Kind Regards,


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Nikolay did an excellent job, completed in a couple of hours. Great communication. Very professional; supplied a report. Backed up the infected site. Explained how the server had been infected and prevention measures to be taken. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job. Nikolay did it all. Fast, competent, courteous, professional. Highly Recommended!
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    Indore,  India

    KeenSolution is a central India based offshore software Development Company specialist in Web based application development, Web Solutions, Custom software development, Search Engine Optimization, Database Management, Content management systems (CMS) solutions. We are dedicated to offer high quality service at very competitive cost to our clients irrespective of the project size.

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    Novosibirsk,  Russian Federation

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    Pune,  India

    Drushti, Pune - India offers a rock solid web hosting choices geared for all type of budgets through it's different products and services lines. We have tied-up with the best datacenter partners in the world to ensure the business process continuity to our precious customers with optimal speed and less downtime. Our web hosting products and services range starts from Shared Hosting till the Managed Dedicated Servers option with flexibility to upgrade or downgrade the plan at any moment of time. Drushti was incorporated as a Hosting and Security Solution Provider Company. The company has already established itself by providing customized solutions and service quality. The company has diversified in the field of Virtual Hosting, Application Hosting Solutions, Corporate Mailing Solutions, Dedicated Servers and Co-location. Highlights of Drushti * More than 7500 Esteemed customers * 300+ dedicated servers into Linux, windows * Hassle Free Services. * 24x7 live support (phone, email, TT system). * 100% Guaranteed Service Level Agreements. * Latest platform and technology * Certified data center. * High degree of redundancy, truly Expertise, Knowledgeable and Experienced Staff. * Rated as One Among Top 10 Web Hosting Companies of India * The One stop solution for your Internet Infrastructure Requirements

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    Novi Sad,  Serbia

    Experienced Java (JavaSE and JavaEE) and QT/C++ programmer. Web programming is what I usually do: PHP, MySQL, OracleSQL, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Other, less common programming languages that I have knowledge: UnityScript, Assembly, Prolog, Modula-2, Pascal, and Delphi. I have strong knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Parallel Programming (also known as Multi-threading or Multi-processing) and Networking (Sockets, RMI, CORBA, Web Services). Structure-like languages: XML, JSON, YAML Over 5 years of experience with Debian (and Debian-like derivations like Ubuntu) Linux.

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    S?o Paulo,  United States

    I am a fedora linux developer. I am working with linux since 10+ years. I require 100% milestone for all projects before I start work no exceptions.

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    London,  United Kingdom

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    Kharkov,  Ukraine

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    Trujillo,  Peru