For a website owner, we all know that visitors are very important. Webmasters or website owners need to ensure that their website is free from malware, so that the security of their visitors or customers is not compromised. Here are some tools that can check your website for malware, phishing, virus and other threats.
Tools to scan/check your website for malware and other threats
Google webmaster tools
In most cases, as soon as malware strikes, Google webmaster tools will be the first to report to you about that malware. That’s why its recommended to check Google webmaster tools regularly. If you don’t have an account, then you can create one.
After logging in, click on All Messages link and from here, you can know about all the latest messages sent to you by Google. The subject would something like “Phishing notification regarding your site”. Click on that and try to solve that issue as soon as possible.
Sucuri site check
Sucuri is a scanner that will check your website for malware, blacklisting status, and out-of-date software.
This tool is tested by me and it really works. You just need to enter the website address and click on Scan website. It will also determine which CMS your site is using and whether it is upto date or not. After scanning, you will be presented with three type of results: sitecheck results, website details and blacklisting status. The results presented are in detail and gives you a clear idea of what to do.
One more such useful tool is URLVoid.com. This is a tool that scans the website using multiple scanning engines such as Google Diagnostic, Norton SafeWeb, PcTools Browser Defender, MyWOT and facilitates the detection of possible threats. So instead of scanning the website with all these tools individually, it’s better to test them all at just one place. This is a very useful tool indeed.
Go ahead and check your site with any of these tools. Also check your FTP/File Manager for any suspicious file. If you are still not able to figure out the problem then it’s better to contact your webhost and may be they can detect the problem or restore your site to an earlier date.
If you are using WordPress, then you can also check out WordPress Security Tips.