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webfi-How to Scan Your WordPress Site for Potentially Malicious Code



You may be wondering if there are ways to scan your site for potentially malicious code. There are a few free and paid options you can go with and it is a good idea to regularly checkup on your site. In this video, we will show you how to scan your WordPress site for malicious code.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Theme Authenticity checker is a plugin that scans your theme files for potentially malicious code.

Often hackers inject links that this plugin can find.

Exploit scanner is another free plugin that scans all of your files in your database.

This plugin has a tendency to show a large number of false positives.

Sucuri is the best security scanner out there that even has a free scanner.

Related Links:

Theme Authenticity Checker

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tac/

Exploit Scanner

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/

Sucuri

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-scan-your-wordpress-site-for-potentially-malicious-code/

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4 Comments

  • Solving Tornadoes on August 9, 2014

    It's great how you just give us what we need to know in under two minutes.

  • Jez Bell on April 21, 2015

    this video is outdated now… sucuri doesn't offer free scans to the best of my knowledge… I couldn't find anything on their site.

  • Syphex on April 16, 2018

    Website is outdated yes, however the programs are still working and in use. However
    Sucuri has changed alot since and now is a plugin that is active on your website. it tells you Authorized logins and a lot of more stuff. such as a firewall and automatic scans when you use the plugin.

  • Grigor Georgiev on July 27, 2018

    FYI Sucuri.net does not do this anymore

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