Whaddya know if your WordPress website is clean, not infected by any malicious codes due to outdated plugins, parasites use by hackers to insert in one of your web files or images?
It’s easy to check your website using some online web tools, and it’s free. You just need to know what to use, and how to use these tools.
First tool, using Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page. Here’s an example results for a website www.king.net.
How do you check your own website using Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic tool? It’s easy, just copy the page www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=king.net, replace king.net using your own website, and press [Enter] to see the result. What you see below is a result for king.net website. If you noticed I used www.king.net for the first image capture, and king.net for the second image sample. I suggest that you try this approach for your website.
Here’s a result for Whaddya.com website.
Now, it’s your turn to check your website and share your results, please use the comment to post the link.
The second website tool is using Sucuri SiteCheck a Free Website Malware Scanner. This tool will check your website for known malware, blacklisting status, website erros, and out-of-date software. Here’s a sample result I run for www.king.net website using WordPress latest version.
KING.NET – Sucuri SiteCheck result:
KING.NET – Sucuri SiteCheck blacklisting status:
So far so good results for king.net using the first and second web tools. Now, it’s your turn to check your website. Visit http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/ website, enter your website URL, click Scan Website, and wait to complete.
Let us proceed to our third web tool, the easiest web tool to scan your website.The third web tool is a http://www.unmaskparasites.com, simply enter your website URL address to check for malware virus.
Enter your website URL Address, and click Check. See the sample result below.
That’s all. If you know other online web tools, and it’s free to use please let me know so I can add it here. These online web tools is also applicable to any website or blog, not just for website powered by WordPress. I’ve tested it using a personal blog, WordPress powered site e.g. KING.NET, and a company website using Windows IIS.
I hope this article help you secure your WordPress website. Always remember, “Security is not a product, it is a process”.
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