The GeoTrust Anti-Malware scanner is one of the most effective ways to monitor malware attacks on your website. It was designed to notify you when your site has been compromised, allowing you to quickly remove the malicious code.

But before we go into any more detail about the features and functionality of the tool, let’s take a step back and establish what malware is and why it’s so detrimental to your website and business success.

Malware is malicious software

Malware or malicious software is designed to cause damage to the device it inhabits. Today, “device” refers to mobile phones, tablet and computers.

Most malware gains access to devices by finding vulnerabilities or backdoors within programs used by devices. Once in, malware begins to cause damage which in some cases is irreversible.

research from MalwareBytes

Source: Malwarebytes State of Malware Report 2017

Malware and websites

Websites are often easy targets for cyber criminals, as hackers find it easier to exploit vulnerable website design elements such as photos, videos, shopping carts and more. Research has found that websites with high complexity can be 10 times more likely to be compromised than websites with low complexity.

This presents a challenge for businesses that want to create better customer experiences with the use of third party applications. For example, one of the most common malware attacks involves the use of a URL direct. Hackers find vulnerable design elements and redirect website visitors to a malicious website, thereby stealing website traffic and user information.

How the GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan works

GeoTrust’s Anti-Malware Scan performs a daily scan on your website. During the daily scan, it looks for known malware and, once found, it immediately notifies you via email of the malware.

What makes this anti-malware solution handy to have is that it not only tells you that your website has a malware infection, but also which line of code in your website includes the malware, making it easy to remove.

Customers receive a friendly user console where you can access detailed reports on scans and their results.

Daily scans are also non-intrusive, do not cause damage to your site, and do not slow down load time or negatively impact your website visitor experience.

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The GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan User Portal showing scan results

Key Features:

  • Daily anti-malware scan for regular checkups (scans up to 50 pages of your website)
  • Analysis of web page for identifiable malicious code plus monitoring to identify malicious activity to enable easy cleanup of an infected site
  • Instant alerts identifying malicious code to enable fast malware removal
  • On-demand scans to enable quick confirmation of clean site status
  • Displays the GeoTrust trust seal, an internationally recognised trust mark, showing that your website is malware free (the seal does not appear if malware is found on your website)
  • Behavioural analysis
  • Zero-day malware
  • Exploit analysis
  • Real-time sandbox analysis

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The GeoTrust Anti-Malware Trust Seal

Conclusion

Cyber criminals target websites with malware attacks due to the high probability of website design vulnerabilities being present. Using a non-intrusive daily scanning tool like the GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan helps protect your website and business from malware that could otherwise cause financial loss and taint brand reputation. It also protects website visitors from malware threats that could damage their computers and steal personal information.

Protect Your Website From Malware

Buy the GeoTrust Anti-Malware Scan and get daily scans and reports to help you keep your website clean and malware free.

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