There are many Plugins available for protecting your Wordpress powered website, one of the highest rated ones is Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner. In this tutorial we will show you how to install the Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner plugin in Wordpress, then we will go over the basic settings.

I recommend performing a backup of your website, before installing a Wordpress plugin. 

Install Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner:

  1. Login to the Wordpress Dashboard.
  2. Click the Plugins link in the navigation menu, then click the Add New link.
  3. In the search box, enter "Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner" then click the Search Plugins button.
  4. You will see Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner listed, click the Install Now link.
    installation of the sucuri wordpress plugin

    A message will pop-up asking "Are you sure you want to install this plugin?" click the OK button.
  5. The "Installing Plugin" message will come up, click the Activate Plugin link. Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner has now been successfully installed.

 

Using Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner:

  1. You can access the plugin by clicking the Sucuri Free link in the Wordpress Dashboard.
  2. Now, click the Scan this site now! button. After a moment you will see a scan result, here is an example of what it will look like:
    example of a sucuri scan result using the wordpress plugin

 

Congratulations, now you know how to install and perform a scan using the Sucuri Security - SiteCheck Malware Scanner plugin for Wordpress.

 

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