Searching GoDaddy Shared Linux Server for Malware

My websites were recently flagged by Google as containing Malware.

In the Webmaster Tools I found this link to explain what was found. (replace with the URL of your own site) to see specific information about what Google’s automatic scanners have found.

Of the 21 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-01-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-01-01.

Malicious software is hosted on 1 domain(s), including

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including

AS26496 (PAH)

I used WinSCP to find an infected file and found this. I’ve truncated the code:

<?php <?php eval(gzinflate(base64_decode(‘vVhtb9pIEP7






I used PuTTy to SSH into the server and ran the following command to find all the files containing ‘vVhtb9pIEP7’:

grep -rl “vVhtb9pIEP7” /home/content/s/a/v/savvy95/html

I ran the following command to remove the offending code in any PHP file:

grep -rl “vVhtb9pIEP7” /home/content/s/a/v/savvy95/html | xargs sed -i “.bak” ‘/vVhtb9pIEP7’ > ./html/greplog2.log

But it didn’t work. I think it timed out on the GoDaddy’s Servers

I created a log of files which contained the offending code using the following command:

grep -rl “vVhtb9pIEP7” /home/content/s/a/v/savvy95/html


That seemed to find everything and I manually removed the offending code.

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