Learn To Scan Your WordPress Site for Potentially Malicious Code
Today we want to show you how to scan your site for potentially malicious code. There are a few steps to take to check your site. First, install and activate the theme authenticity checker plugin. Then go to appearance–>TAC the plugin scans your theme files for malicious or unwanted code and gives you and ok status if everything is good. If it finds something you’ll see red status with information about what it found. Next, you have the exploit scanner. It checks all files and database items for any signs of malicious code, not just the theme folder.
Note this plugin does have a tendency to return false positives so you need to know what you are checking. After activating it, we’ll get to tools–>exploit scanner and click run the scan. It will keep you updated on how many files it has scanned and then returns a status. The last thing I’ll show you is using Sucuri to scan your site. It’s pretty robust and if you have their paid version, they are proactive in keeping your site safe.
For this blog post, We’ll just show you their free version and what it does.
From the home page, just type in your site’s URL and click scan this site. When it’s finished, it will give you the results and recommendations for fixing them. I hope you liked this blog post and found it helpful. If you did, click on the like button below and leave us a comment. And if you want to receive more helpful tips don’t forget to subscribe to our webmail and check out our blog for more useful information on WordPress.
Remember that malicious code on your WordPress site can really harm your web presence. Be sure to get professional help if you are not sure if you have malicious code on your WP site.