How To Remove Malware From WordPress Website Using Sitelock

What is malware?

Malware is identified as a malicious program/code/software that acts opposite to the interest of computer’s user. Malware covers all the terms used to define a virus, malicious code, adware, Trojan horses, spyware etc.

  1. Use a paid anti-virus to secure your system and network as well. An infected system could harm your WP-admin area. So before login to WordPress dashboard make sure that your system is free from any infection.
  2. Never upload any theme/ plugin on your server that is not being updated for a long time.
  3. If you notice any WordPress updates then immediately update them.
  4. Never make “777” mode security permission. Because it permits a visitor to edit your web page into word format. [777 means read, write and modify]
  5. Take regular backups for an instance recovery.
  6. Make your site fully secured by Sitelock and SSL
  7. Don’t download the themes from untrusted sources.
  8. Use a long and secured password. [include special symbols instead of letters]
  9. Periodically change the WP admin password
  10. Run your site on a reputed hosting server.
  11. Remove unnecessary themes, plugins form your Cpanel
  12. Install a security plugin like Wordfence, Sucuri.
  13. In case, if you have a free version of these security plugins then regularly scan your site. Because free version doesn’t allow automatic scan.
  14. To prevent WordPress hack make some modification into the robot.txt file. Disallow the search engine bots to index your WP admin page, WP– includes, plugins, themes files
  15. Secure your .htaccess file
  16. Secure wp_config.php file

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