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6Scan Security

6Scan Security provides comprehensive enterprise-grade security with frequent site scans, powerful firewall, automatic backup, web analytics and much

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21 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Simple Security
By , for WP 3.5.1

Really easy to install & use.
Does the work.

5 stars
Thank You 6Scan
By , for WP 3.5.1

Wee had some issues with some of our sites so we added 6scan to our site for protection after getting recommendations from some friends.

All we can say now is thank you 6scan for protecting our sites and finding some issues.
And more importantly is that 6scan fixes the issues and for us this is very important.

Now we feel safer knowing that our site is being watched over and if issues are found we will be notified and that a fix is avaialble.

5 stars
6scan - a simple must have tool
By , for WP 3.5.1

6scan is a simple to use, must have tool for your wordpress site. I operate 3 different wordpress sites using various plugins. With 6scan, I know that whatever I choose to plugin, I can do so with confidence that this little technology is watching my back.

The technology works simply and easily installs on any WP instance. It scans your site in just a few minutes. If it discovers something, rather than just saying, "hey, you have a problem." It instantly patches and plugs the problem. And yes, you do have to pay for this automation. But, for the frugal webmaster, you can always follow their instructions to repair at no cost.

No one disputes that code is imperfect. The stats on vulnerabilities in code is pretty staggering. Combine that with crowd sourcing from the WP framework, and you essentially changed your odds...the odds being in your favor that your site is going to get hacked. It's that simple. Anyone using this framework knows it has its flaws. So, don't be naive to think its safe. This is why you use products like 6scan. Regardless if the frame work heals or the author patches, 6scan delivers automatic remediation to vulnerabilities in the frame work or plug-ins or other. I have close to 13 years in the security business. A lot products can tell you where there are holes, flaws, or risks. Others can help you manage the remediation. 6scan combines both into a consumer-like delivery mechanism right from your wordpress instance that prevents vulnerabilities from being exploited real-time.

For those of you who think its a scam, I'm sorry you have such sentiments. You should reconsider. With Google, MSFT and other releasing Malicious URL feeds, being blacklisted will instantly kill traffic to your site. Anyone who has not been blacklisted, you are in for a treat. None of the security or search companies will give you any attention or assistance to fix your site reputation once it's in the toilet.

Bottomline: Good product, easy to use, simple, inexpensive and may just safe @$$ when you need it.

4 stars
Great plug-in -- needs UI work
By , for WP 3.3

Scan was easy to use and super quick. I had some code that needed to be fixed -- after a little poking around I found the link to manual instructions. A friend told me to look for it, I'm not sure I would have found it otherwise. In the end it worked great and didn't cost me anything!

1 star
Not impressed
By , for WP 3.5.1

Told me I needed to fix a file because using WP 3.3.1. Not using 3.3.1, have the latest 3.5.1 installed.

5 stars
I've Been Happy With 6scan
By , for WP 3.5.1

I was surprised to see all the negative reviews for 6scan. I've been using the service for about a year and I've been very happy with it.

Of course, I knew it was a paid plugin to begin with. I think that's where a lot of people feel cheated because they thought it was a free plugin when they downloaded it and then it probably says you need to upgrade to fix such and such problem.

For me though, it's been a good experience.

Every time I've contacted support for anything, they've always gotten back to me quickly and resolved whatever I was asking about right away, which I would expect from a paid plugin.

I tested out most of the major competitors back when I was building a security strategy. To me 6scan seemed to be a direct competitor of bulletproof security, which I liked a lot as they provide preventative protection instead of just scanning for existing infections.

But 6scan was a lot easier to navigate and a lot more hands off. I really decided to go with them though when they added the login security and backup features. It seemed like it was worth the price to have all those things in one and not have to deal with compatibility issues between the multiple plugins needed to replace 6scan.

One thing I will say though is that it was cheaper when I signed up for the service. It's gotten a bit pricey now, so that's something to consider.

1 star
6Scan keeps stealing my money! This is a scam! Dont use them!
By , for WP 3.4.2

I use WordPress for several of my websites. It is extremely functional and it makes really good websites. One major problem with WordPress is if they are even slightly out of date... they can easily be hacked.

So to get around this I use many different functions and features and plugins. One of the plugins I tried was 6Scan ( http://6scan.com/ ) . They looked like they had good software and I thought I would try it out.

Turns out what I paid for was useless so I contacted them through their "Contact Us" link and informed them to please stop my subscription (as there was nothing under my accounts setting on their website that allowed me to cancel the subscription). So anyways I emailed them and asked them not to bill me again as I did not want to use their service.

That was three months ago. Every month since then I have been billed, and every month I have contacted them and begged/pleaded/threatened them not to bill my account again.

They absolutely flat out refuse to even knowledge your communication or stop the billing. The end result is they spend months stealing your money while you fight with a useless bank to stop the deductions.

So this is a warning to all people who might want to use 6Scan for their website security... DONT! They are a scam! They will steal your money. You have been warned.

1 star
spyware
By , for WP 3.4.2

spyware

1 star
Spyware like system
By , for WP 3.4.2

Simple as that, you get "security problems" as those virus/spyware that infect windows computers and ask users to buy the fake antivirus software.

Too bad I don't remember the site of the moron that recommended this, testing his security would be interesting.

1 star
Bait and Switch
By , for WP 3.4.2

When I first installed 6Scan Security, it collected my e-mail address, which I found mildly objectionable. However I overlooked this and accepted the Terms Of Use. I'll note that I wasn't able to actually access the 6Scan Security TOS, so perhaps I agreed to letting them have my firstborn.

The software did its thing, then announced to me that I had vulnerabilities. I could have them fixed for a price. This is where I draw the line.

I have no problem paying for services, if I decide I want them and I'm aware of the price. I object to "free" software that hooks you into trying it, only to let you know *afterwards* that you've got to pay. That's called "Bait and Switch," and is dishonest.

I feel that if a product is worthwhile, Bait and Switch is unnecessary. If it *isn't* worthwhile, Bait and Switch is immoral. I would think that there aren't many people who like being fooled, and that Bait and Switch probably isn't an effective marketing technique.

I removed the software. They need to try a different approach. Unfortunately, I'm not likely to try this company's products again, considering this unpleasant experience.

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