I own a very tiny forum. I recently discovered a ton of unactivated accounts so I beefed up password requirements and lowered permissions for new members with no posts and suddenly my "guest" list overfloweth. At the very same time (maybe coincidence) a new "runtime generated ap" was installed on my database: "load.php." This seems to have been done under my account with my IP address (?)
Can anyone tell me if this is just an automatic patch sent through when my site did its daily smf updating? I can't read computer-ese except that it seems to be setting up a "phantom" site for (?), with all sorts of scary searches for info and caches (which might also be phantom read) and mentions hackers and spiders repeatedly. It's a very long package with a lot of technical data that (if I read it correctly) actually looks like it's a guardian angel for me and my users. But then, what if it's lying?
I might never have noticed it, except it's generating unspecified errors in my log and seems to have wiped some of the icons in my drop down menu (simple portal). Is this SMF's helping hand for the little folks who don't have the time to install the Big Guns? Or something more sinister? I can't find any references in the news, here. Please advise.