StopTheHacker profiles web-malware code to understand features of a piece of code, such as how many arrays and variables are used, how they are used, who is using them, how many times over, etc. All give tell-tale signs of whether this is legitimate usage or malware-like behavior.
• AV engines cannot detect malware injected inside .htaccess files, StopTheHacker can.
• AV engines cannot detect malware injected via ads, StopTheHacker can.
• AV engines cannot detect malware injected as CSS, or inside CSS files, StopTheHacker can.
Malware is software designed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems. While it is sometimes software, it can also appear in the form of script or code. Malware is a general term used to describe any kind of software or code specifically designed to exploit a computer, or the data it contains, without consent.
The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or nannoying software. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware, most rootkits, and other malicious programs.
I use one of the world’s most popular CMS for my website, surely I am safe?
Hackers are experts in finding exploits on websites and using them to gain access. For example, if your website uses third-party plug-ins or scripts, this is a common approach hackers will take to gain access.
As a public service, companies such as Google analyse websites and determine if the website is distributing malware or has been reported as taking part in a phishing attempt. If this is the case, the website is removed from their search results and most web browsers will alert visitors to the threat your website poses.
What happens if malware is detected?
You will automatically be alerted to any malware found during a scan. Additionally, if malware is detected on a file, you can restore your website back to a previously stored clean version quickly and easily.