Malicious codes are added to these themes files for several reasons, some of the common reasons are to get a backlink from your website, to add adverts, redirect your website to unknown spam links or worst of all to create a backdoor access to your website.
Your site may got hacked if you use Free or Premium themes & plugins (GPL Included) downloaded from anywhere other than the theme author’s page. I’m going to show you how to check a WordPress Themes and Plugins for malicious code.
Why they add Malicious codes?
- To get a backlink from your website
- To get access to your website or blog
- To redirect your blog to unknown spam links
- To add their advertisements and banners.
- or to simply get your website down
Scan Virus Free
VirusTotal is a free tool that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, Trojans, and all kinds of malware. The VirusTotal website is a very good tool if you want to learn how to check a WordPress theme or plugin for malicious code.
Note: Do not use that themes or plugins if TotalVirus detect any virus by their Intelligence.
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