Last day, we have shared the caused of nulled WordPress theme. After reading the post, one of our users asked that how to check virus on WordPress themes. In this post, we are going to introduce you a website, VirusTotal for the purpose.
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Is VirusTotal Free?
Yes, it is. The website is 100% free to use. You don’t need to create an account or anything for analyzing the file. The software will scan your file through around 59 different antivirus programs.
How To Check Virus On WordPress Themes Using VirusTotal?
First of all, go to VirusTotal.
Simply click on the choose file button and upload your theme file to the website. If the theme file got already analyzed by someone else, you will see direct results. In our case, we have uploaded the Genesis Framework.
Click on the refresh button to update the results.
Then the system will start analyzing the newly submitted file.
Once they analyzed the file, you can see the results with modified analyzed time.
The theme is 100% clean. Because it is downloaded from our StudioPress account. Now, we are going to show you testing a nulled WordPress theme on the tool. We have downloaded a pirated copy of Genesis from a famous nulled WordPress theme website.
Uploaded it and the results were surprising.
You can see that 12 engines out of 58 detected viruses, backdoor and web shell in the theme file. Once you got uploaded the theme and activated in the blog, your entire website will get affected.
Is The Free WordPress Themes Safe?
We are talking about premium ones and the pirated versions. You may want to check for viruses and malicious codes on the file before uploading it to your official website. On the other hand, you can try these files on a demo blog. This will work best.
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