Setting up a WordPress site takes less than 10 minutes with all the essential plugins but hours to fix a small bug or error.
Wouldn’t you want to save those extra hours? I am assuming your answer is Yes.
You can easily save those extra hours or work by taking 10 minutes out of your schedule and scan your website for malwares and threats.
There are ton of free & paid tools that helps to protect our WordPress site from malwares & malicious code. In this article, I am going show how you could scan your WordPress based site for malwares, threats and other unwanted code with these 4 free WordPress tools.
Antivirus is a great free plugin which scans your website for malicious code and protect your blog install against exploits, malware and spam injections. This plugin comes with a great set of features and allows you to run daily scan with email notifications.
This is one of the must have plugins for WordPress blog.
Theme Authenticity Checker
Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) searches the source files of every installed theme for signs of malicious and unwanted code. The plugin search for the malicious code in the themes only and if any such code is found, it gives the path to the theme file and the line number.
Exploit Scanner is another great plugin which searches the files on your website, and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious. It is much better than the Theme Authenticity checker as it search for malicious code in the database.
The plugin doesn’t remove any malicious file. If found any malicious code, it is left to the user.
Sucuri is one of the best WordPress security companies on the web, today. They have amazing team of developers & WordPress experts, that work hard to keep your WordPress site secure.
The popular security company is owned by Dre Armeda, the same guy behind the soon to be launched WordPress Podcast site – DradCast.
Sucuri has a great site scanner for normal users, who can’t afford to pay the fee and it checks the website for known malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software.
I haven’t tested the sucuri premium, personally but have heard good things about it.
I entered wpkube.com to see & test, how this little tool works…
Did I missed any plugin or service? Have you tried any of the plugin or service for your WordPress based site? Please let us know in the comments below.