All In One Security – Scanner
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I’ll take a look through the Malware and File Change scans. If given an opportunity hackers can insert code or files on your hosting. This can then be used to carry out malicious acts on your site. Being informed of any changes in your files can be a good way to quickly prevent hackers from causing more damage to your site and also to clean it up before google detects it. The WordPress core and plugin files should not change often and when they do, it is important that you are aware when they change. The only time they should change is after you upgrade WordPress.
To get here, click on WP Security then Scanner.
The last box is the File Change Detection Settings. Here is where you can set up automatic scanning of your files to check for file changes.
The first check box, Enable Automated File Change Detection Scan will turn it on.
Scan Time Interval: Enter the frequency of which you’d like the scans to occur. You can choose any number of hours, days, or weeks. The default value is 4 weeks. Most often than not, I leave it at the default.
You can then choose what file types you’d like the scan to ignore. Enter each file type or extension on a new line that you wish to exclude from the scans. Maybe you don’t want to be notified of log files so you could enter log.
Files/Directories To Ignore: Enter each file or directory on a new line that you would like to exclude from the scan. These should not normally pose any security threat if they were changed. One example of files you might want to exclude are log files and certain caching plugin files. They may change often and aren’t critical core files.
Send Email When Change Detected: Check this box if you want the system to send an email to you if a file change is detected. Enter your email address in the box that you want the notifications sent to. If you’d like it to go to multiple emails, put each address on a new line.
Here you can see all the features the Malware scan includes. And near the bottom of the page you’ll see the three package options you can purchase.
That’s it for this video. I’ll see you in the next one.