View Full Version : How to check if you site has been hacked?

07-11-2011, 01:40 AM
Is there a way that you can scan your site for viruses? Is that possible?

I have these odd folders appearing in my site with letters HJNKJ randomly - what is this? Difficult to explain what generated them - they might have been created by Wordpress but I very much doubt that.

I deleted the whole site and updated a clean version and enabled the hidden file feature...

Anyways, I have been hacked before and I am now very cautious all the time...

Is there a tool that you guys use for this purpose - i.e. to check your site?


07-11-2011, 02:03 AM
I've used Securi's SiteCheck (http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/) before with some success. It really depends on the type of malware you are seeing, though. If possible you should have your host run malware/virus scan on the files themselves, too.