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    Scan website installation for malware/viruses

    The hosting company has disabled the ability to send emails from our PHP webspace because an excessive amount of email has been sent through it.

    They recommend to: Download a copy of the website locally and run a virus scan on it to find out where the malicious code may be.

    My question is now what programme I should use to do a scan an a Mac. Just a regular old anti virus scan programme? Will that deal with website files and malicious code? I don't currently have an anti virus programme installed on my Mac.

    Also, there's a MySQL database for this webspace. Does this also need to be looked at, and how would I go about doing this?

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirelli View Post
    I don't currently have an anti virus programme installed on my Mac.
    ALL computers should have up-to-date antivirus software installed irrespective of what OS they use.

    Are all apps (and any plugins) up to date?

    Run anti-virus and anti-malware/spyware scans on your local computer

    Change any passwords that you use to access the site
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirelli View Post
    The hosting company has disabled the ability to send emails from our PHP webspace because an excessive amount of email has been sent through it.

    They recommend to: Download a copy of the website locally and run a virus scan on it to find out where the malicious code may be.

    My question is now what programme I should use to do a scan an a Mac. Just a regular old anti virus scan programme? Will that deal with website files and malicious code? I don't currently have an anti virus programme installed on my Mac.

    Also, there's a MySQL database for this webspace. Does this also need to be looked at, and how would I go about doing this?

    Many thanks.



    Use Avast for Mac ( google for it )

    Also scan you website with an online scanner like sucuri.net ( not sure it that is the right URL ).
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    DoOwnload your website to a SEPARATE directory from your master files and compare (there are good programs for WinDoze - not sure about Mac but you can Google for those). If you're running PHP, look at PHP files having a weird script PREpended to the files. Also look at JS scripts.

    THEN look for a good host! I have my host running "maldet" scans on a CRON with the results posted to me.

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