6 Best WordPress Malware Scanner and Vulnerability Scanner Tools (2021)

6 Best WordPress Malware Scanner and Vulnerability Scanner Tools (2021)


Malware on your site can cause a number of problems, including losing SEO scores, having data stolen/leaked, being included on Google's "Unsafe Sites" list (which blocks your site in Chrome), among several others.

It's important to search the WordPress account for malware and follow other WordPress protection best practises to prevent this from happening to you

Preventing and tracking malware would stop the majority of problems until they occur, as well as help you to spot any issues so you can avoid long-term harm to the web.


  WordPress Malware Scanner and Vulnerability Scanner Tools

  • Wordfence
  • MalCare
  • Jetpack Scan
  • Sucuri SiteCheck
  • Cerber Security
  • WPScanWordfence

 Wordfence

The most common WordPress protection plugin is Wordfence. Its firewall is one of the most notable security features, but it also comes with complete malware screening as part of the package (along with many other security features)

You can run a malware search from your WordPress dashboard, which will search all of the files on your website.The free Wordfence plugin has all of the malware scanning features, although there is one major drawback: the malware identification signatures are 30 days behind. Wordfence premium is needed if you want access to real-time malware signatures (to detect zero-day vulnerabilities).

MalCare

Malware on your site can cause a number of problems, including losing SEO scores, getting data stolen/leaked, being included in Google's "Unsafe Sites" list (which blocks your site in Chrome), and several others.

It's important to search your WordPress site for malware and follow other WordPress security best practises to avoid this from happening to you.

Preventing and detecting malware would stop the majority of problems until they occur, as well as help you easily spot any issues so you can avoid long-term harm to your web.

In this article, I'll show you six WordPress malware scanners that can help you identify malicious files on your site and delete them.

Jetpack Scan

Jetpack Scan is a malware scanning feature in Automattic's common Jetpack plugin, which is also responsible for WordPress.com and WooCommerce.

It's combined with Jetpack Backup, allowing it to use MalCare's off-site, performance-friendly scanning approach. Jetpack Backup backs up all of the site's files to a remote off-site location every day. Then Jetpack Scan will run a malware scan on the backed-up version of your site, which will have no impact on the output of your server.

If Jetpack Scan finds an error, you'll get an email update right away, and you can address it with a single click

Sucuri SiteCheck

Sucuri SiteCheck is a free malware scanner for WordPress from a well-known web security agency (Sucuri).

You may either use the Sucuri SiteCheck website (by inserting your site's URL) or the Sucuri Protection plugin to search the site. After that, you'll see a summary of your site and if Sucuri discovered any problems. It will also tell you if your website is on any blacklists (like Google's Unsafe Sites list).

Cerber Security

Cerber Protection is another robust WordPress security plugin with a dedicated malware scanning feature.

First and last, with its firewall, it will harden the web and protect it from attacks. After that, you should run a complete malware search on all the files on your server to make sure nothing got through.

You can do a "Information Can lead" that only looks at files with the executable extension. You may also do a "Complete Scan" to review any single file on your folder. You can also choose between running scans manually or setting up automated malware scanning.

WPScan

Rather than being a pure malware scanner, WPScan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner. However, detecting and hardening vulnerabilities on your site is critical if you want to avoid malware in the first place.

WPScan will search your heart, themes, and plugins for vulnerabilities automatically. It will also look for problems including WordPress username enumeration, publicly available wp-config.php files, and more.

While this one does not search for malware, it is still an effective tool for malware prevention.


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