Remove malware from your website
If your website has malware on it, your hosting account's security was compromised and someone has uploaded malicious software (i.e. malware) to it.
There are many ways to resolve the issue, but we're going to cover the fastest and easiest way to fix your website.
Are you sure it has malware?
Go to http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=your domain name — if your website has malware, it should show a warning here.
Change your passwords
If your site is hosting malware, you need to immediately change all of your passwords. We recommend using strong passwords.
To make sure you use the right instructions, find out what type of hosting account you have.
|Hosting type||Password resets|
|cPanel||Primary FTP, secondary FTP, databases, apps like WordPress|
|Plesk||Primary FTP, secondary FTP, databases, apps like WordPress|
|Web & Classic||Primary FTP, secondary FTP, MySQL databases, MS SQL databases, apps like WordPress|
Remove the malware
It's nearly impossible for anyone to reliably remove malware from a website by hand. To remove the compromise from your files, we recommend using an application like
Identify & fix the weakness
To prevent your site from getting hacked again, you should identify how your site was compromised. There are two types of weaknesses: passwords and structural problems.
Most hacks happen because the attacker was able to guess your account's password by brute force. By simply changing your password (and using a stronger one this time), you can prevent these attacks from succeeding in the future.
These types of weaknesses require thorough testing to identify. There's a lot of security software that can perform these types of scans but, again, we recommend