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I have just received notification from Fasthosts that my website

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I have just received notification from Fasthosts that my website has been compromised and therefore they have taken it off line. I followed their recommendations to identify the compromised files (/user/security_health_check.log) and have found two files which appear to be causing the problem (details below). However, I don't know what to do with them. I can get access to the site via the FTP server. Can I just delete them?
I have a regular Wordpress Database Backup update, however I am not sure that this would apply to these files which seem to be more to do with the functioning of WP rather than the data content.
/DANGEROUS URL REMOVED-1079767770/user/htdocs/wp-content/themes/twentyfourteen/fdj9wvqm.php
/DANGEROUS URL REMOVED-1079767770/user/htdocs/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/dz3ckt2m.php
This is confirmed in the summary
SUMMARY ] [/DANGEROUS URL REMOVED-1079767770/user/htdocs/] [Compromises: 2 potential hits, Average score=5/5, Highest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  jhannell replied 1 year ago.

hello sir/madam,

these two files are not part of the twentyfourteen and twentyeleven theme. this is a well known issue called CryptoPHP backdoor infection which creates files on server with random filenames. you just need to delete those files and you will be safe again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Brilliant. Thanks for your speedy help

Expert:  jhannell replied 1 year ago.
you are welcome.
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