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Suspicious files linked to DNN installation?

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    Hi guys, I have just been on to my web hosting provider to tell them that I think my hosting space is compromised.

    They tell me that a file I found on the root of my hosting space adpps.asp is actually a 'control file' that helps with DNN installations. The code in the file is asp code, and contains the following string:

    I've never heard of a .asp file being used in the DNN architecture, do you think this is as I told them a suspicious file, or is this actually used in the DNN framework?



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      DNN does not use classic ASP pages at all. However, it's possible that your hosting company has added this ASP file for their own management and automation purposes. That said, even if was put in place "legitimately", it doesn't appear to be implemented in a secure manner.

      If they're saying that it came with DNN, then they are mistaken. If they've added it, I'd request that they allow you to remove it and/or find a new hosting provider.
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        Brian, I think you're right about finding another provider. I dug a bit deeper and found that I could access other customers' information on the SQL server. Hmmm.

        Thank you for a quick and comprehensive response - DNN people make a great community!

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