Protect Your WordPress Site With The AntiVirus Plugin

Falling victim to a malicious WordPress attack can really spoil your day.

The AntiVirus Plugin for WordPress
Viruses don't look this cool in real life

Keeping your site safe and secure is of paramount importance, especially if you’re starting to get greater amounts of traffic.

Protect your WordPress site - AntiVirus PluginJust like you run an antivirus program on your computer to keep it safe, you can install a plugin that performs the same task on your WordPress installation.

For a basic low-maintenance solution, check out the AntiVirus for WordPress plugin, written by Sergej Müller.

The plugin offers a one-click scanning option, which checks all of your template files for malware and viruses, and alerts you if anything suspicious is discovered. There’s also an automatic daily scan function, which allows you to ‘set and forget’.

There are plenty of security plugins available for WordPress – check out the Plugin Directory if you’re looking for an alternative solution. For further info, have a read of these important tips on securing your WordPress site.

Are you using an antivirus plugin on your WordPress site? Let us know about your experiences.

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Comments (5)

  1. Thanks for the link, hadn’t come across this before. Unless I’m mistaken this only protects you in the sense of reporting if your site has been compromised i.e. it doesn’t actually prevent any such attacks?

    Even so, still a useful tool because it gives an early warning and chance to fix it before too much damage or loss of reputation/google issues arise. Full regular backups are the final defense.

  2. Hi Roy,

    Yes you’re correct there – the plugin is more of an “early warning system” than an actual barrier against viruses etc.

    As you say, regular backups are also an important part of your site’s security.

    Thanks for the comment.


    • Hi Tim, thanks for the information. I tried this plugin and it shows many red alerts it highlighted almost all files of my theme but how to resolve these warnings. The plugin marks a specific code in theme file like marked require_once function in require_once(‘lib/theme_options.php’); statement.