All our plans include the Website Virus Cleaning feature. Your website will be scanned automatically by AZGAD Cyber Security Scanner. Your website will be scanned every 6, 12, or 24 hours (depending on your subscription plan) and as soon as we detect any virus, it will be cleaned from your codes. If the system finds any suspicious code which is not listed in our database, our admins will be notified and we check your website manually. Evaluate the suspicious code and if it was a threat, it will be cleaned and added to your database and if the new code was not a threat or virus, we will add it to our safe list. This way, we minimize false-positive alerts.
Although most people are aware of the fact that their computer can be completely destroyed by a virus if the proper antivirus software is not installed, many don’t realize that websites are also vulnerable to viruses. Just as a virus can infect your PC or laptop’s hard drive and utilize your resources, the same thing can happen to the webserver that hosts your website. If you are a serious online business owner, then you may want to consider the following information pertaining to website viruses, how they are spread, and how they can affect the success of your site.
There are several ways a malicious can infect your site, each one requires a hacker to gain access to your web server in some way or another. The most common vulnerability is using simple passwords. Many people do not take passwords seriously and use simple passwords. And when they are forced to use a difficult password that contains upper-case, lower-case, digits, and symbols, they use the same simple passwords again. For example, they hold the shift button and press 1 to 8 (like: !@#$%^&* or AaBb123!@#) and think this is a strong password which is not. Hackers may also use your own computer to hack your site. If you don't use a reliable anti-virus and firewall program, both your computer and your website are vulnerable too.
Another method is utilizing security vulnerabilities in your website codes. open-source ready CMSs like WordPress and Joomla are favorite platforms for hackers. The source codes can be easily downloaded and they can find vulnerabilities and gain access to your website.
Once the hacker has access to your website or web account they are free to install malicious scripts on your web server, which can be used to spy on your traffic sources, redirect your traffic, change the content of your sites, and infect the computers of all of your site visitors. Thus, website viruses are more prevalent within shared hosting plans, as a single web server can be shared by many webmasters and websites. In such a case, the website owner never even has to have a virus on his computer to have his website affected. The virus spreads from site to site within the Web server itself, and is, therefore, is often a security issue that web hosting companies must deal with on an urgent basis.
Having a virus on your website can greatly damage the reputation of your online business, and ultimately result in a significant loss of traffic. Most Internet surfers have anti-virus software installed that will warn them when they’re about to visit a website that is infected with a virus. If your website is infected, the majority of visitors will be warned not to enter your site. Even visitors that do not have anti-virus software installed may be warned not to enter your site by search engines, which frequently catalog sites that are reported to be infected. The majority of Internet surfers don’t realize that the website owner is just as much of a victim as the site visitors. In any way, the site owner is responsible for hosting a virus on his website.