What is malware?
Malware is short for malicious software which can be installed on your website by hackers anywhere in the world. Once a hacker can locate one of thousands of weaknesses on a web server, they will upload malicious software that can damage a site’s infrastructure, brand, and even harm your sites’ visitors.
Websites are complex systems and web servers can be even more complex through the multitudes of sourced services, plugins, web masters, designers and customers interacting with a site on a daily basis. These ports of entry provide the wayward hackers of the world viable entry points for malicious software uploads.
What is the impact?
Once malicious software is planted on a website, the script can quickly evolve into a dangerous entity that can steal personal or financial data, spread viruses, and even hijack computers in your network. Malware is not easily detected since the scripts can be hidden in the smallest nooks and crannies on your web server. Also, site visitors can been infected with the same malware script and spread the malicious software to other websites across the Internet. Ultimately, this will negatively affect your company’s brand, reputation and value which can lead to lost business.
How does Word Defense protect me?
Word Defense malware scanning technology reviews the files, plugins, and applications across your website to detect any malware which has been maliciously inserted into your website’s code. If we identify a malicious script, we will notify the site owner immediately via email.
Word Defense’s daily malware scans help identify potential site security issues immediately. If your in-house IT team cannot clean up the site, our malware removal technology will index ever file on your website and remove the malicious software in the process.