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Updated by Evelyn Allison on Dec 14, 2019
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Top 5 WordPress Malware Scanners [2020]

WordPress malware infection can be a nightmare. And while you believe it won’t happen to your website, no one is immune. Malware attacks have increased manifolds each year and the variants are evolving every minute. Here are the best malware scanners which come in handy for malware detection.


malCure Malware Scanner & Firewall

malCure Malware Scanner & Firewall

malCure Malware Scanner & Firewall is a swiss army knife for WordPress malware removal. It performs over 3000+ checks for website files and scans database with regularly updated anti-malware signatures. The plugin detects CSRF, XSS, SQLi, DDoS, dolohen, SERPs hijack, session hijack, security-threats, viruses, trojans, backdoors, malicious javascript redirects, code injections and other security vulnerabilities & potential threats. It’s the most precise WordPress malware scanner and is trusted by web-security agencies to detect even the most challenging infections from WordPress.

malCure’s WordPress malware scanner‘s unique feature is that it scans all files including the database. So it’s able to detect malware hidden inside files renamed as .tar.bz2, .ico etc.

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Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

Wordfence is the most popular security plugin in WordPress repository. Its main feature is the firewall and that’s where it really shines. It also have a malware scanning functionality and it is great. Wordfence has comprehensive options which need to be tweaked to ensure complete detection.

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Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall

Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall

Popularly known as GOTMLS, it has an excellent malware detection capability though it did miss malicious files renamed to .tar.bz2 or .jpg etc.

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Quttera Web Malware Scanner

Quttera Web Malware Scanner

It has external, internal as well as a high sensitivity scan option. It has reasonable detection and a relatively simple setup.

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Sucuri SiteCheck

Sucuri Sitecheck is a remote online scanner. It inspects the source code of the site and will check the website for known malware, viruses, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software, and malicious code.

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