We are currently working on a description of our malware protection service, as well as malware itself. We would really appreciate it if you would have a look over the description of malware below, and provide some feedback. Is it clear? Is there anything we can do to explain malware better (when it comes to websites, not malware on your computer)? If you have any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to share them! Thanks.
Malware infects websites giving hackers access to your data
In short, malware is “malicious software” designed to provide malicious hackers with the ability to use infected websites for illegal purposes. Those illegal purposes include but are not limited to:
- Sending spam email
- Infecting additional computers with malware (A.K.A. drive-by downloads)
- Displaying unauthorized advertisements
- Deploying identify theft attempts through fake webpages
Malware is also often used to create “botnets” controlled from a central location for the purposes described above or to launch attacks on other websites.
There are several ways to tell if your website has been infected with malware:
- Your web host notifies you of spam/abuse complaints against your domain(s)
- Your hosting account begins using far more resources (CPU, RAM, storage) than normal
- You receive a warning when visiting your website because it has been blacklisted by a malware detection service which often partner with web browser development companies (e.g. Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Safari, Opera)
Site5′s Malware Protection service helps prevent any of the above issues from occurring by proactively scanning your website, fixing any discovered problems, and alerting you to any issues before your end users begin to notice them.