So we found that some trojan has been the cause of our two web servers crashing once a week as we found that perl was executing dozens of malicious "gif" files spiking the memory and eventually restarting the boxes. We're only using the box for PHP and some general nix-y things like chrontabs. Is it possible to disable perl and not uninstall completely? If not any problem with PHP not having perl on the box?
Apologies, I'm a .NET developer working with some LAMP stuff right now and this is just a touch out of my comfort zone.