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SiteLock FAQ

What is malware, and how can it affect me

Malware is software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Malware can be put on unsuspecting websites to collect private information, inject viruses into website visitors, change or delete website files, decrease website load times, trigger hosting resource limitations (causing temporary website suspensions), and ruin your search engine rankings.

What malware is capable of can have significant negative effects on your revenue if you manage e-commerce or monetized website.

How does SiteLock protect me from malware?

All SiteLock plans include a base set of features, which are described in detail here. The basic idea of what each plan does is described below.


  • Daily malware scan
  • Blacklist monitoring
  • Block automated bot attacks
  • Automatic malware removal


 Contains all of Essentials plus:
  • Database scanning
  • Faster response time
  • Advanced Web Application Firewall
  • DDoS Protection

 Prevent Plus

Contains all of the Essentials and Prevent plans plus:
  • PCI Compliance Scanning
  • Website CMS* Vulnerability Patching
*CMS supported: WordPress, WooCommerce, Joomla!, Magento, PrestaShop, and Drupal

Besides malware protection, what else does SiteLock offer

The chart above mentions some of the additional benefits of using SiteLock. To learn more about how to take advantage of these individual features, click on the links below:

How many website files does SiteLock scan

SiteLock's Essentials/Prevent/Prevent Plus plans scans unlimited files. Scans begin from your website's home page and work their way through the rest of your site.

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