What is malware?
Malware is short for malicious software. It's a catch-all term that describes harmful applications or other malicious code such as adware, spyware, trojan horses, worms or viruses.
Malware on a website can be anything from an unwanted ad reappearing, to an executable file that infects visitors who click on it. Telltale signs of malware can include unexplained ads, links or pop-ups. However, some malware can have no noticeable effects at all.
The best way to prevent malware on your website is by using a strong password and keeping your applications and plugins up to date. Check your website for malware and security threats daily with a service such as Website Protection Site Scanner.
Please see the following articles to learn more:
Generating a Strong Password
Getting Started with Website Protection Site Scanner
How did I get malware on my site?
Identifying, Removing, and Preventing Malware on Your Hosting Server
Does Website Protection Site Scanner use bandwidth?
What is a Web application vulnerability?
Why can't Website Protection Site Scanner contact my server?
Can Website Protection Site Scanner scan my site on demand?
What is Website Protection Site Scanner?
Can I prevent Website Protection Site Scanner from submitting forms?
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