How do I remove malicious code from a WordPress website?

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WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used by people for creating simple blogs and Attractive Websites. A large number of themes and plugins are available with WordPress development that may be paid as well as free. They could be filled with malicious code that can easily hack your blogs or websites.Here we have amassed some effective WordPress Plugins to handle most of the malicious codes in a WordPress sites.

1. Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC)

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Theme Authenticity Checker
Theme Authenticity Checker

 TAC is a WordPress plugin which scans every WordPress theme source code for malicious code such as hidden footer links and Base64 codes etc. If detected, it shows the exact path to that particular theme and destructed code, so that the admin can easy find the suspicious code for correction.

2. WP Antivirus Site Protection 

WP Antivirus Site Protection
WP Antivirus Site Protection

It is a security plugin that scans WordPress themes and file uploaded on WordPress websites. If you do not see the right response from the inbuilt security, you need to question yourself ‘Is it time to move on from your legacy secure web gateway?‘ Main feature is to scan every uploaded files, removal of malware and send alert and notifications through email.

3. Sucuri Security 


Sucuri Security 
Sucuri Security

It is known as reputed security and malware scanning plugin for WordPress. This will monitor the files that are uploaded to the WordPress websites and have features of Blacklist monitoring, Security notifications and remote malware. This plugin also provide a powerful website firewall add-on which can be purchased to make our website even more secure.

4. Quttera Web Malware Scanner 


Quttera Web Malware Scanner
Quttera Web Malware Scanner

It will help to scan a website for protection against malicious code injection, malware, viruses, Trojan horses, etc. It provides features like scanning and detection for unknown malware, blacklisting status, artificial intelligence with a scan engine, detection for external links and so on.

5. Exploit Scanner

Exploit Scanner
Exploit Scanner

 It scans the files and database of your website and is able to detect if any errors is present. When using Exploit Scanner, it will not help us to prevent the external hacking to our websites, it will only detect the malicious files that are uploaded by hackers and we have to remove it manually.

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