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How can you Track Malicious Software in cPanel Accounts Services?

Posted by Allura on 29 11 2019.

Introduction
This is for cPanel and WHM version 68. One will navigate to (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> Virus Scanner) for using this feature. The ClamAV® Virus Scanner helps in scanning one’s cPanel account’s services for sleuthing malicious software. If a potential security threat is identified, the system immediately instructs to perform the required action.As a fact, this interface will appear only if the ClamAV Scanner software is installed in WHM’s Manage Plugins interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins).Scan a Service
There are two steps:
Steps:Firstly, a user needs to select the service that needs to be scanned.Scan Mail — This particular step helps in scanning all of the account’s mail folders which a user has.
Scan Entire Home Directory — It ensures the scanning of the account’s home directory of the user.
Scan Public FTP Space — This specific step helps in scanning all of the…

Introduction

This is for cPanel and WHM version 68. One will navigate to (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> Virus Scanner) for using this feature. The ClamAV® Virus Scanner helps in scanning one’s cPanel account’s services for sleuthing malicious software. If a potential security threat is identified, the system immediately instructs to perform the required action.

As a fact, this interface will appear only if the ClamAV Scanner software is installed in WHM’s Manage Plugins interface (WHM >> Home >> cPanel >> Manage Plugins).

Scan a Service

There are two steps:

Steps:

  1. Firstly, a user needs to select the service that needs to be scanned.
  • Scan Mail — This particular step helps in scanning all of the account’s mail folders which a user has.
  • Scan Entire Home Directory — It ensures the scanning of the account’s home directory of the user.
  • Scan Public FTP Space — This specific step helps in scanning all of the folders that may be accessed in public through FTP services.
  • Scan Public Web Space — This particular step helps in scanning all of the folders that can be accessed publicly through the web.
  1. Then, one can click on Scan Now. A new interface can come up while this scanning procedure works. It will contain this information:
  • File: This may contain the number of files processed whereas scanning, out of the entire range of files existing within the projected directory.
  • Data: This may contain the number of reports processed out from all the data existing in the projected directory.
  • Scanner Progress: This may show the progress of the scanning procedure.
  • Infected Files: This may contain the files detected containing malicious software once scanning.

Scanning is time-consuming. It may take much time to finish, maybe some minutes. After the scanning procedure is completed, the system takes a user back to the Virus Scanner interface.

Conclusion

Ways of following malicious software in cPanel account’s services are reviewed in this article.