Recently, one of our users asked that for a simple method for analyzing any WordPress theme for malicious codes. In this post, we are going to show you that, how can you check viruses on WordPress themes and other stuff.
You will be able to do it if you are not good with coding or anything related. We are going to introduce you a website called VirusTotal that we use for analyzing the themes.
How To Check Viruses On WordPress Themes
First of all, go to VirusTotal.
You have to upload the theme or plugin file to the website. Choose the file from your local storage and simply upload it to the website.
The website will start to analyze the file.
You can see that the file that I uploaded is virus free. No antivirus file scanning programs detected any malware or any other malicious programs on the specific file.
Now, I am going to upload one nulled WordPress themes to the tool. Last ay, I have told you nulled themes are not safe and it got so many serious issues. I have downloaded one pirated WordPress theme from one of the most popular nulled theme providers.
When I search for the Genesis Framework, I have got the latest version of it from the website. Click on the upload button for uploading the file.
Confirm the upload.
Within a few seconds, you can see the test results.
You can see that most engines detected a backdoor and viruses on that theme. It’s not safer to use the specific theme on any WordPress that you own or for your clients.
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For analyzing the website theme through different anti-virus engines, we use Virus Total. In this post, we are going to show you how can you use virus Total for analyzing WordPress themes and plugins.