hello and welcome buddy today we will learn about virus detection methods for plugins and wordpress themes. All About Web world provide many nulled themes and plugins we always make sure that all files are safe and virus free. But for users end they can check the files on there own. so up my alley and start
1. Virus Total
i know buddy there are much chances you know about this. but if you don’t know let me tell you this is very usefull and common method use by many people. simple click here you will redirected to virus total. in this website you have to upload your plugin or file that you want to check once its uploaded successfully you can see its start analyzing for you after some times its complete and show you the result. If program find something it will show you in red alert
Mostly if the file is big the program don’t scan everything its shows you a time error. so if you have a small size file then its good otherwise its not that help full.
wordfence is also a cool thing that i used personally everytime its help me to block someone or to remove bot traffic. but many users don’t know that wordfence also provide free scan Wordfence is by far the most popular security plugin for WordPress and for good reason! The company distributes a free version and a premium version starting at $99 per year.
The plugin consists of 3 core features:
WordPress Firewall – Web Application Firewall identifies and blocks malicious traffic. Built, maintained and continuously updated by the team at WordFence focused 100% on WordPress security.
WordPress Security Scanner – Malware scanner checks core files, themes, and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections.
WordPress Security Tools – The plugin also offers an array of security features such as live traffic monitoring, limit login attempts, spam comment filter, and IP address and user agent blocking, email notifications, and monthly reports.
3. My Method
I give you best website and best plugin. now its time to tell you how i really check the plugins or any files. sorry but i don’t rely on any software non paid softwares are not to good that give you correct result. many times they fool us. i will check my files on my own then use it till now i did not find any bug.
First of all once you download your software surely it will be in zip file so you have to extract it.
once you extract there is a chances you can see web files. let me give you an example suppose you download a plugin from a xyz website then they make a zip file in which they combine there own file which help as Backlink when you add that plugin
so you have to delete that file now we cross the first the next step is to find the another malware. now you can scan the files on virus total. mainly they add malware bots that is unnoticeable in the first 5 to 7 days.
after a few days you can see redirection loop which acts as a ads now its worse time for your users every developer take lots of efforts to make website neat and clean. But this type of file really worst for users experience
what is solution? just there is one solution but first if you check the nulled flies before installing them and remove all malwares then no need to worry. but after attack you need to remove that plugin or themes. many times these plugins cause great errors on your database or files directory just contact your hosting team or you can also contact us our team will help you for sure.
but if you see only ads then really its good you just need to delete that plugin or themes and install any official or unofficial theme or plugin which is safe in all about web world we specially care about it that no malware or bot stay in your files. but the end we are humans we can also do mistakes so always check before use.
let me also tell you if there is error in your website and you can’t able to visit the admin page simply login to cpanel and visit to plugins folder and uninstall the suspected plugins. i hope i cover all the topics and may i solved all your problems