What is it?
Malware, short for malicious software, can be installed on your website by hackers who are able to find weaknesses on your web server. A typical website may have thousands of potential vulnerabilities for malware injection.
What is the impact?
Once placed on a website, malware can then be used to spread viruses, steal personal or financial data, and even hijack computers. It is not easily detected and may infect your customers’ computers after they visit your website. Ultimately, this negatively affects your company’s reputation and can result in lost business.
How does SiteLock® protect me?
SiteLock malware scanning technology reviews all of the files and applications on your website and compares them against industry standards, as well as our proprietary sources, to detect any malware that has been inserted in your website code. If we identify website malware or a virus on your site during your daily SiteLock scans, we will notify you immediately via email. Your SiteLock dashboard will show a list of infected pages, and our Expert Services team can help you remove it so you can maintain your secure reputation.
What can I do about it?
Malware protection prevents hackers from using your website to distribute virus-infected software to your visitors and customers. Use a website scanning service that includes daily malware scanning, such as any of our complete website security solutions (SecureStarter, SecureSpeed®, SecureSite®, etc) as well as SiteLock Professional, Premium or Enterprise scanning plans.