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Exploit Scanner

Search the files and database of your WordPress install for signs that may indicate that it has fallen victim to malicious hackers.

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"hashes-3.x.php missing"
By , for WP 3.8

Every time I update WordPress, Exploit Scanner loses its hashes file and marks everything as compromised. The fact that you have to manually generate a replacement hashes file - there is no way through the GUI - means that it is of limited use to anyone bar expert users. And even then, its not guaranteed to work.

The developers don't seem to be keeping up pace with WordPress core development - the Plugin page lists 3.5.2 as latest supported version, whereas 3.8 is most up to date WP version as of writing.

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By , for WP 3.7.1

I haven't gotten it to work once yet. I've increased the memory it requires and set it to the Upper file size limit to 50k and number of files per batch to 100. It still times out or otherwise errors. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but I'm not changing system-wide settings (that make my system more vulnerable) to get a scanner to work.

1 star
Error when running on site in network
By , for WP 3.5.1

We have a half-dozen blogs running on one WordPress installation. I installed this plugin and then attempted (1) Network activate, then run from different individual blog dashboards; and (2) Network deactivate, go to individual blog dashboard, activate, run from individual blog dashboard. Either way, I get a long error starting with:

{"status":"error","message":"$this->files was not an array","data":{"start":1000,"files":"s:102453

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