Scanning cP server for Malware & Viruses Print

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Learn how to scan and protect your cPanel server for Malware and Viruses. An effective tutorial guide for any learners.

To protect your server from viruses and malware, or if you believe there are scripts on your server already we recommend doing the following

Install ClamAV

Login to WHM

Go To Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins

Click on 'Install and keep updated' next to ClamAV

WHM will then download the necessary packages for clamavconnector and will install it automatically,  this may take a few minutes.

Once the installation has been completed, you will have a virus scan link in your cPanel interface.

Install Maldet

Maldet is a malware scanner, it is a good idea to regularly scan your server for Malware. You should ensure ClamAV is installed before installing Maldet.

First login to your server via SSH as root

Enter the following commands:

wget http://www.rfxn.com/downloads/maldetect-current.tar.gz
tar -xzvf maldetect-current.tar.gz
cd maldetect-*
sh install.sh
pico /usr/local/maldetect/conf.maldet

In the conf.maldet file you are  now editing set the alert email address to your email, you may also wish to quarantine problem files.

To run the maldet scan type:

maldet --scan-all /home?/?/public_html
or
maldet --scan-all ./

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