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The famous online malware scanner, Sucuri, updated its WordPress plugin, bringing it to the next level. Lots of code changes and improvements under the hood.

Download it here –

The plugin allows you to scan your WordPress sites right from the administration section, provided you have access to /wp-admin/. It is recommended to make regular scans, probably weekly and check the security advice called 1-click Hardening. It allows you to protect several of your directories with, you guessed it, one click.


Sucuri SiteCheck detects various types of malware, SPAM injections, website errors, disabled sites, database connection issues and code anomalies that require special attention to include:

  • Obfuscated JavaScript injections
  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Website Defacements
  • Hidden & Malicious iFrames
  • PHP Mailers
  • Phishing Attempts
  • Malicious Redirects
  • Backdoors (e.g., C99, R57, Webshells)
  • Anomalies
  • Drive-by-Downloads
  • IP Cloaking
  • Social Engineering Attacks

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