Setting up WordPress site is easy and does not take more than 1 minutes. But it is not the only thing. You should also keep updating the theme and plugins to the newer version to avoid any kind of security risk. Sometimes hackers also attack on the blog, so security is another important thing you should take care. Few months back, hacker started Bruteforcing attack on WordPress based website. I wrote a guide to protect WordPress from BruteForce password cracking attack. So, you should keep on checking your website for malware and other security threats.
In this post, we will see some useful tools which help us to protect WordPress from malware and other security threats.
AntiVirus is a nice WordPress plugin which works as a safe guard for your blog. It helps you in protecting your WordPress blog from exploits, malware and spam injections. It shows the virus alert in the admin bar and helps you in cleaning that malware. You can also set the daily scan with email notifications. It can scan the template and database tables too.
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2. Exploit Scanner
Exploit Scanner is another poplar WordPress Plugin which scans the fines on your WordPress installtion, database tables for suspicious exploits. It does not automatically remove the malicious code. It will report and you will have to fix it. It also examines installed plugins for suspicious behavior.
3. Anti-Malware (Get Off Malicious Scripts)
Anti-Malware is a Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware plugin which can search for Malware and other Virus like threats and vulnerabilities on your hosting server. It can automatically lock your login page if detects the brute-force attack. If it finds plugins vulnerable, it will automatically upgrades plugin to latest version. It comes with a virus database which is used to detect known threat. You can schedule scan or perform manual scan.
4. Theme Authenticity Checker
Theme Authenticity Checker is another nice WordPress plugin which lets you check the authenticity of a theme. It can scan the theme and find if there is any hidden malware code in the theme.
If you are willing to pay for your website’s security, I will recommend yiu to go for Sucuri Security. It is recommended security service for WordPress blogs. This serrvice can scan malware, bacllisting, XSS, SPAM injection, Malicious redirects, Phishing attempts, social engineering attacks, hiddedn iframes and website defacement. It is a complete security package.
With the available WordPress plugin, you can easily install this security service to your WordPress blog.