While you think of the possibilities of a website getting infected by malware, what types of risks are coming into your mind? Is it just the porn sites or the pharmaceuticals sites which are usually bombarded with the pop-ups ads? Of course these could be malicious, but of course there is every possibility that your e-com site also get affected with such malwares which will further affect your entire business. A study shows that, as of late, about 75% of all existing sites are at the risk of getting affected with a malware. All these malicious codes are designed with an intention to harm the website owners as well as the visitors to it. So, be alert!
However, you can often find obvious signs There are obvious signs visible when your website is infected with malware. Say for example, you can find many links on your website is getting redirected to other malicious pages. However, there may also be cases that you won’t find any obvious signs of malware attack. For example, you may find a backdoor file which could be a type of malware attack which is meant to access a site that remains undetected. Further in this article, we will discuss about ways to identify malwares.
For those who have a basic knowledge of it, it’s easy to find malware inside the HTML files, database, PHP files, and many other areas. If you have a doubt that any cybercriminals are targeting you and trying to tamper the repute of your e-com site, there are many ways to keep a check of it whether your site is infected.
The easiest and most reliable way to ways to spot the malwares on as website is to use a good scanner. Malware scanners are now so popular and widely available, even from free. These scanners are designed to check all the website files to identify any malware scripts, backdoor files, algorithms, or malicious codes. If any suspicious malware is found, the scanner will give you alert along with suggestions to remove of delete the affected file immediately.
If you are bit tech-savvy, then it is also easy to identify any malware by reviewing the source code of your website manually to identify any questionable scripts. Such a script attribute will specify the URL of the external script. If you may notice any unrecognizable site or the file name after the “<script src=>” portion in the code, then it could be malware, which you need to immediately fix.
Another easy way to spot malware is by paying close attention to the iframe attribute. This is simple line of code to specify the url of the document and to embed it in the iframe. If you can view the line of code as <iframe src=”URL”>, and then find that the URL is changed without your knowledge, then it is clear indication of a malware being present.
Once you identify any malware, then one need to quickly remove it and secure your website.