9 Awesome Tools for Website Malware Scanning

Site Malware Scanner

Quttera

Quttera offers free malware scanning against your WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Bulletin, SharePoint website and provides you an excellent report with the following details.

  • Malicious files
  • Suspicious files
  • Potentially Suspicious files
  • Clean files
  • External links detected
  • Iframes scanned
  • Blacklisted status
  • List of blacklisted iframes/external links

It is FREE to scan.

SUCURI

SUCURI is one of the best-known security solution providers and offers site scanning which is available for any websites platform, including WordPress, Joomla, Magento, etc.

In case your site has malware, blacklisted, or victim of bot spams, then you may also consider SUCURI’s security professional help to repair them.

SiteGuarding

SiteGuarding’s site check scans the given website for the following and show you the results.

  • Resolving IPs
  • Local and external JavaScript files
  • Global blacklists against PhishLabs, Trustwave, Avira, Tencent, Rising, Netcraft, BitDefender, etc
  • Spam blacklists against abuse, RSBL, SORBS, BSB, KISA, etc

You don’t need to pay anything to run a scan. It’s FREE.

Astra Security

Astra Security offers both a free & a paid malware scanner. The free malware scanner scans your site’s publicly available source code and flags malicious links, malware, blacklistings, etc. (if any). The cherry on the cake remains the fact that – this scanner is a multi-purpose scanner. You can use it to perform a one-click security audit, blacklist check, SEO spam check, & more.

Astra’s malware scanner scans your website for the following.

  • Malicious scripts
  • Hidden cryptocurrency miners
  • Card phishing scripts
  • Malicious scripts in your external dependencies

No doubt, both these scanners serve their purpose marvelously. However, the paid version is always recommended over the free one, for it renders more precise results. This is because the paid malware scanner has access to your site’s internal files & folders as opposed to the free version, which scans your website’s publicly available source code.

Astra security is also your one-stop solution for malware removal and future website protection.

VirusTotal

As you can guess by the name, VirusTotal helps to analyze the given URL for suspicious code and malware. Tests are done against more than 60 trusted threat database.

Not just the website, but you can also scan your local files. This would be handy if you suspect some of the files of your website may contain malicious code.

MalCare

This is specifically for WordPress sites.

MalCare is a premium all-in-one security solution to scan, protect, and cleanup from malware and other security vulnerability.

The site performance is not degraded during the scan and not just on-demand, but you can schedule to run a scan periodically.   MalCare uses more than 100 signals to examine the website code to ensure from simple to dynamic malware is detected. Though you need to install the plugin on your WordPress site, all the heavy workload is done remotely on the MalCare server.

The good thing about using MalCare is, you don’t need to hire a security professional to repair the site if there is any malware. Instead, you can do it yourself with just one click. You can get it started in less than 5 minutes. It is worth every penny!

ReScan

ReScan does behavioral scanning on static and dynamic pages.

SiteGuard

A free scanner to check for potential malware.

SiteGuard shows the overall risk rating.

SiteLock

SiteLock works on any CMS like Drupal, Magento, Joomla, WordPress, etc. Malware Scanning is included in all the plans.

You can schedule to start a daily scan for cyber threats, spam, XSS, SQLi, etc. SiteLock checks your site for more than 10 million threats and fixes if found vulnerable. You get notified whenever things go wrong, so you have a full view of your website security.

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