If you are facing “The Site ahead contains malware” Error on your website then you will have to do something in order to fix this error because it can harm the reputation of your website. Your visitors will never visit your website again and even the search engines will decrease the ranking of your site.
This error also indicates that your site is probably hacked by someone using harmful programs. Fortunately, there are many ways of fixing this error so there is no need to panic.
If you are looking for the methods to fix this error then you are at the right place. This is the complete tutorial where we will be deeply talking about this error and the methods that one can use to fix this error.
What causes this error?
As we have mentioned above, this error indicates that your site has been attacked by some malware. If this is true, then most probably it is some plugin/theme which has some vulnerability that someone has exploited.
Methods to get rid of “The site ahead contains malware” Error
In order to get rid of “The site ahead contains malware” Error, you will have to remove malware from your site and you will also have to fix the security of your site. There are some methods that you can follow in order to do all this. These methods are described below.
Method 1- Check if there is any malware on your website
Firstly, you will have to check if there is any malware on your website. You can do this by scanning your site using any WordPress plugin.
Wordfence is one such great malware remover plugin that allows you to completely scan your WordPress site. If it founds any malware on your website then it also lets you remove it without any hassle.
Download this Wordfence plugin by going to the Plugins > Add new section and searching for “Wordfence” plugin. After that, click on the install button. Once it gets installed, click on the activate button to activate that plugin.
After you install the plugin, open it and go to the scan page. From there, you will see an option to Start a new scan. Click on this option and it will start scanning your website for malware.
Once the scan gets completed, it will show you a detailed report of the scan. Click on the “Repair all Repairable files” option.
Once the repair gets completed, you will get a success message. This success message shows that your site is now free from any sort of malware.
Method 2- Scan your Database for any Malware
It is also important to scan your database for any malware. This thing can also be done using a plugin. For this, you can use Exploit scanner. Install exploit scanner using the same steps that we mentioned in the 1st method.
After activating the exploit scanner, go to the tools section of your WordPress panel and click on the Exploit Scanner. Now, select the option which says, “Run the Scan”.
When the scan gets completed, you will get a list of errors in the results. This plugin does not let you fix all the errors. You can manually do this by selecting each one of them. Simply, search for “database” by hitting the Control and F keys on your keyboard. You can then edit or delete the files that are causing these errors.
This was the complete tutorial of fixing “The site ahead contains malware” Error. In case you have any queries regarding the methods that we described, leave them in the comments section.