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Malware Removal

Why Website Reinfections Happen

We all know someone who’s been in a difficult position following a security breach. They are rushing to assess the damage, while simultaneously repairing website functionality to limit the compromise. It’s a stressful situation, especially if you’ve had to deal with a compromise more than once. Unfortunately for some website owners this is a reality — shortly after the initial security breach, the website becomes compromised again. It leaves the website owner asking why their website is being targeted and how the website re-infection is happening.

The short answer is that it’s most likely due to unresolved vulnerabilities. While it may seem like you’ve been singled out and targeted by some menacing hackers, most of the time that isn’t the case. The majority of website compromises are preceded by automated campaigns that locate websites vulnerable to a particular exploit the hacker wishes to employ. The bottom line is, you aren’t the target that the hacker is singling-out, it’s the software on your website. There are a couple main culprits for this scenario.

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SiteLock INFINITY Announced as a Finalist for the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

We’re excited to announce that SiteLock INFINITY was recently recognized as a finalist in the  Cybersecurity Excellence Awards in the Anti-Malware category! The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.

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Malvertising – What is it?

Can you tell the difference between the two ads below?

             Advertisement A                                       Advertisement B

Advertisement A       Advertisement Atag

They may appear to be identical, but actually, they are far from it. Advertisement A is a perfectly legitimate ad, while Advertisement B contains malware.

Advertisement B is an example of malvertising, or malicious advertising. Malvertising is a hack cybercriminals use to spread malware via online advertisements. As you can see, malvertisements are deceiving and the damage can go beyond your website by infecting your computer with malware.

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How to Check for Malware in your Databases

Searching for content within a database can be a little trickier than searching files, but the options are pretty similar. Following up on last week’s blog titled, “How to Look for Malware in your Website Files” we talk about how to look for malware in databases and what types of things you should be looking for.

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Malware Removal

How to Look for Malware in your Website Files

It can come as quite a surprise when a site owner is notified that their site has been compromised with malware. After the shock wears off, and the immediate impact understood, it’s important to take stock of what has actually happened behind the scenes and then clean it up. The best advice anyone can give you is to make frequent, downloaded backups of your site in the event something happens to the live version so that the clean backup can replace the live, hacked version.

But what if there is no clean, viable backup available? In a world where websites have hundreds, if not thousands of files, how can any one person go about cleaning out an infection in just a small number of those files? In this two part series, we’ll talk about how to look for malware in both files and databases and give a couple examples of what to be on the lookout for.

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Exploring the Different Types of Malware [Infographic]

Malware, short for malicious software, is typically installed on a website by cybercriminals. Malware is a broad term that refers to a variety of malicious programs. It can spread viruses, steal personal or financial data and even hijack computers.

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How to Remove Malware from your Website

When you think of websites being infected with malware, what types of sites come to mind? Pharmaceutical sites, porn sites or sites that bombard you with pop-up ads? While these sites could very well be malicious, you’re actually more likely to run into malware while visiting one of your typical, everyday e-commerce or news sites. Today, 75 percent of legitimate websites are at risk of malware. Malware, also known as malicious software, is designed to harm a website and its visitors.

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What Is Malware and How Can It Infect My Website?

Nearly one million new malware threats are released every day. Malware, short for malicious software, is used to gather sensitive data, gain unauthorized access to websites and even hijack computers. There are a variety of ways a cybercriminal can use malware to infect your website. Not to mention all of the different malware types and purposes. Not only can malware harm your website but it can harm your visitors, too.

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Introduction to malware and exploits

Introduction to Malware and Exploits

Over the past couple of years, it has become apparent that similar to home and office computers needing anti-virus software and a firewall to keep them protected, individual websites have become a prime target for hackers, and they too require some form of protection. As it becomes a more lucrative racket for hackers worldwide, malware, or malicious software, has become an ever-growing problem for websites of all sizes across the Web. Before we talk about how a website can be protected from malware, let’s first cover some common purposes of malware, how it generally works and what it means for a website after it’s infected.

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Learn How to Protect Your Tax Refund from Hackers

Filing for your taxes can be a nuisance, but the refund you receive is well worth the effort, especially if you have big plans for your tax credit. But how would you feel if your refund check was stolen?

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