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    Spamd child - Suspicious process running under

    I keep getting the following emails from my server:

    Time: Fri Nov 1 22:32:11 2013 +0000
    PID: 147610 (Parent PID:145465)
    Account: cPanel_username
    Uptime: 19000 seconds


    Executable:

    /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/perl/514/bin/perl


    Command Line (often faked in exploits):

    spamd child


    Network connections by the process (if any):

    tcp: 127.0.0.1:783 -> 0.0.0.0:0
    tcp: 127.0.0.1:783 -> 127.0.0.1:58610

    Files open by the process (if any):

    /dev/null
    /dev/null
    /dev/null
    /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/perl/514/bin/spamd
    Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of spamd?

    If spamd child is running for long time, does it mean the account in question is receiving lot of spam emails or does it mean the account contains alot of spam emails?

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  3. #3
    I know I can ignore the process, but I would like more knowledge about the purpose of this process and why for some accounts it uses higher CPU, rather than simply adding it to the ignore list in CSF.

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    Any updates on this anyone?

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