|How-to||– 7 min read –||October 17, 2019|
How to check a website for viruses
What can be a virus check?
- Content check. This is the most superficial way, but in this way, it is easiest for attackers to infect a page. Imagine that you created comment fields, and the hacker places a virus file in them. And now, despite the correct approach to a user, you get a virus.
- Code check. Thus, everything that a website consists of is checked. This can be a long process, but you should not ignore it especially when your website is used for commercial purposes and accepts payments.
You can find the research results by following the link:
If everything is fine with your website, the result will look like this:
What to do if the website is infected with a virus?
Is the website already infected and pessimized in the search results? Carry out a sequential check of your web pages for malicious code. First, you need to scan the website for viruses using free online tools.
They will help determine if your website has content that is used by hackers. Normally, these are various redirects to sales websites, scripts for stealing cookies, and so on. If the hoster began to scold your website and visitors complain about advertising, you can use one of several options.
You do not have to register to have your website scanned for malicious content. If you want your website to be reviewed manually, you can choose one of the tariffs and pay for manual scanning.
Checking website files
Using the popular AI-Bolit script also yields results. It must be placed in the root folder of the website, and then you need to run it using a browser. It finds malware and sends a report to e-mail or saves data to a file.
Anyway, it is better not to neglect the protection of your website. If you use the abovementioned services and scripts, you can find and destroy ordinary malware as quickly as possible so as not to lose the trust of users and search engines, and therefore the website positions in the search results.
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