hosting_provider_filters.php file found by defender


Is there any legitimate wordpress file called hosting_provider_filters.php? Defender found this when scanning a client site.

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Corn,

    I hope you’re having a nice day!

    That file is certainly not a WordPress core file. I’m not sure where it’s located as you didn’t mention that but it seems it has been added to the site by your hosting provider. It looks like BlueHost is injecting that but some other host may do this too.

    Take a look at this code please:

    If the content of the file is similar to this one, I think you may safely ignore Defender’s warning. Furthermore, the file would be there for security.

    If the content of the file is different though that we might need to analyze it so in that case you might want to share it with us.

    Best regards,


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