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ATTENTION: This project has been discontinued and is no longer maintained. You should switch to another plugin!

Wemahu is a crowd powered malware scanner for wordpress. The component can help to find malicious code within a “hacked” wordpress installation. All results can be submitted to to constantly improve malware detection.
Additionally it can monitor files for changes to identify malware attacks as soon as possible.


  • Scan files for malware using a regular expression database.
  • Monitor files for changes using checksums.
  • Run regular scans on your filesystem using cronjobs and receive reports by email.
  • Automatically updated signature and whitelist database.
  • Define different rulesets for your scans.
  • Timeout prevention: Even lots of files can be scanned without running into script timeouts.


  • Wemahu scanning a directory for malicious code.
  • Results of a malware scan.
  • Ruleset dialog. Multiple rulsets can be defined to scan specific folder e.g.


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Wemahu’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the plugin-name directory to your computer
  3. Upload the plugin-name directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


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Contributors & Developers

“Wemahu” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Project discontinued.


  • URL change.


  • Added blacklist to exclude folders from file-modification check.
  • Minor layout improvements.
  • Signature/Whitelist updates.


  • First version.