Malware infection has overtime become a matter of growing security concern for the website owners. Security tools like the Virus Scanner alerts users on detecting the presence of malware. It also helps in vulnerability assessment. The Virus Scanner in cPanel essentially searches for viruses, Trojan horses, malware and other threats. It also allows the user to scan email files, files in public web, FTP directories or the entire account. The ClamAV Virus Scanner is an open source antivirus forwarded by cPanel to detect malicious software. The antivirus feature facilitates in scanning different sectors of the home directory. ClamAV is a free and open- source antivirus software available on the cross platform. The main use of this antivirus software tool-kit is that it works as a server-side email virus scanner.
In order to run a virus scan to check for malware, viruses and corrupted software follow these steps:
Server security is of utmost importance to keep secured the website and important data. Keep cPanel updated to the latest version to reduce malware attacks. The Virus Scanner on cPanel effectively scans the emails, home directory, public web space and public FTP space and detects the presence of malicious software and viruses. By scanning the potential security threats the system prompts the user to perform appropriate action.