Any malicious software that gains access to your computer’s sensitive information is defined as malware. However, the term divides into several categories, each of which has its own traits and targets. According to Microsoft, “[malware] is a catch-all term to refer to any software designed to cause damage to a single computer, server, or computer network.” Developers work very hard to keep the system free of loopholes, but if a hacker spots an exploit, they will take advantage of the vulnerability and use it for their own gains. As mentioned earlier, protecting your website from malware attacks these days is a daunting task, and there are reasons for it.
There are several types of malware like a worm, a virus, or a trojan.
Each of these malware has its own set of dirty tasks at hand and can be installed through automatic and manual means. One of the reasons why protecting your website from malware is because there are so many kinds. You can protect your system and website from Adware, Ransomware, Spyware, Malvertising, and much more. While anti-malware software does exist, it is sometimes not evident if the virus affecting your website is gone or if it would not come back. One of the most common infections is spam and phishing email. You never know what lies behind the link sent to you in an email. Yes, antivirus or anti-malware software are getting stronger, but the advancement is not proportional to the birth of new malware.
How to protect your site from malwaree?
Nonetheless, you have the option available to protect your website from attacks of malware. You can perform the Security Check in your ManageWP dashboard. This will allow you to know if your website features potential vulnerabilities, malware or if the site has been blocked. Moreover, you have the option to see potential vulnerabilities which will flag site errors as well as outdated software, allowing you to act before hackers can take advantage of the loopholes.
Since there are so many different kinds of malware, getting your eye on every kind is daunting. Moreover, some attacks remain hidden as they work under the hood. Regardless, you should not leave your website to chance and should take appropriate measures beforehand.