Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security » Another advertising plugin that lies you to sell

  • I just installed the plugin, and it’s not more than a sales counter to sell you a service.
    It even goes beyond “the mechanic telling you to change stuff which is fine” (normal for virus-scanner software).

    The buttons for “view what is different” on the fake scan results for a plugin marked as “DIFFERENT THAN THE VERSION IN REPOSITORY!” doesn’t even take you anywhere.

    I took the task to find the repository for the exact version (Akismet 2.2.7) and compared it myself with the version in my site, and THEY ARE IDENTICAL. Byte by byte.

    Other features other than “SCAN AND LIE TO ME” or “UPGRADE” don’t work either. It just takes you to a not found page.

    My site IS infected with some spamming code, and this didn’t even found it in my theme files.

    Again, this is just a useless window to sell you something you might even not need, based on terror.


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  • Plugin Author Wordfence


    Sorry you didn’t like our plugin. We actually maintain a full mirror of the entire WordPress official core, plugin and theme repository along with SHA256 hashes of all files which we use to compare against your site’s files. Then you’re able to diff the files against our archive of the original.

    It sounds like the ‘diff’ function did not work for you and a few other features were not working. I’d love to try to help you get our plugin working. Please post a message in the forum and we’ll work with you.

    We take all our customers, free and paid, seriously and I’m always concerned when one of our customers is unhappy. Wordfence isn’t a scam – it really is a full featured and well maintained enterprise level plugin with an active community of free and paid users.


    Mark Maunder – Wordfence Founder.

    Plugin Author Wordfence


    Also, I just wanted to comment that we don’t show ads in our plugin, so if you did get a version of Wordfence that does show ads or includes something that looks spammy, please let me know where downloaded it because I’m concerned that you may have run across a counterfeit version of our plugin.



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