Unable to remove files from ftp

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Unable to remove files from ftp

Post by kmlam_carmen » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:58 am

Recently, my Joomla site is being hacked and redirected to mal-ads. So I want to remove the site and set up a new one. However, I couldn't remove the files from ftp, error saying Permission denied, but I should be the root user already. So I uninstalled Joomla, thinking that would remove all the files, but turns out not.

So now, how can I remove all the files from the public_html folder?

Many thanks!
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Re: Unable to remove files from ftp

Post by CyrusXxX » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:30 am

Hello kmlam_carmen, sorry to hear that.
Have you tried via your hosting panel file manager?
If that doesn't work ask your hosting provider to remove files for you.
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Re: Unable to remove files from ftp

Post by Webdongle » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:57 am

kmlam_carmen wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:58 am
... However, I couldn't remove the files from ftp, ...
You don't remove files from ftp ... you remove them from the server.

If you installed Joomla via your control panel then (depending on your Host's setup) ftp user may not have Ownership of the files. As well as following CyrusXxX's advice ... please run the fpa viewtopic.php?f=806&t=969442 and post the results.
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