How to Remove Malware – Infected Site Guide

STEP 10: Re-Scan Site for Malware

At this point, you should be able to navigate throughout your site and the WordPress dashboard. We’re now ready to re-scan our site for malware. Fingers crossed!

TEST 1: Run a site scan by Sucuri – This is an online scanner that is very accurate. Hopefully, it will give you positive results.

TEST 2: Run a similar scan through Google WebMaster Tools indicates no malware.

TEST 3: Check all browsers (assuming all have had cookies and cache cleared), and hope none display any malware warnings or error messages.

On a side note, if you attempted to request a Malware review from Google Webmaster Tools, the malware warning won’t go away immediately because Google has to review your site again. Once Google has reviewed your site, they will remove you from their blacklist. This can take a day or multiple days, so don’t expect immediate results.

At this point, let’s do a backup of the site and name it YYYMMDD_sitename_AFTER.zip (where YYYYMMDD is the year-month-day).

If you have more sites on the same server, please repeat steps for each site. It is possible that one or all of the other sites is also infected.

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