How to Check a Website for Malware and Virus Infection
We have already discussed Best Online website virus check, website URL analysis , website virus scan and advisor services which are free and effective . Today we will discuss more about how to verify your site and make sure that it is free of any malwares using Google malware check and other services.
If your hosting service is vulnerable or if your system is prone to virus attacks and you are using FTP service to upload file to your web server, all these may result in an infected site. The very important fact to remember here is that All major Search Engines including Google will remove those sites from their search index. So it is important to make sure that your site is free from malware and is safe to browse. (Read How To Prevent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Click Jacking. )
Hackers exploit security vulnerabilities of blogs, forums, CMS etc to insert hidden illicit content into web pages. Malware pages are web pages containing malicious code that could be downloaded and installed on your computer without your consent or it can do any sort of other actions like auto redirection to hackers site or rewrite the header information etc.
Services that checks your sites malware status
As we discussed there are many services that can be utilized to analyse URL. But the below services specifically check whther the site hosts any malware or not.
Google Safe Browsing is a tool that can be used to check whether a wesbite is hosting malware or not. Google Safe Browsing is now a part of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The below URL check the malware status of google.com
To check your site just replace “google.com” with your site name. For example
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=yoursite.com . Here replace “yoursite.com” with your sites name /domain name.
If your site is infected and is blocked by Google you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools after cleaning up the site and after taking preventive measure to avoid repetition of such attacks.
Unmask Parasites is an online web site security service that helps reveal _hidden_illicit content (parasites) that hackers insert into benign web pages using various security holes. You can use the Unmask Parasites service to reveal suspicious content hidden inside your pages.
Check your site using Unmask Parasites