Support » Plugin: Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall » Beats the rest out there, but is not perfect

  • I encountered a site redirect malware, and in trying to solve the problem, I tried a whole slew of other plugins along with this one:

    – WordFence
    – MalCare
    – CleanTalk
    – Sucuri
    – Maybe something else that I don’t remember.

    Each of them had their own issues. Either not being able to find anything, having about 400 false positives, or not working in a WP multi-site environment at all.

    GOTMLS was the only one that actually cleaned the site without all the false positives and also seemingly without messing anything up.

    I have to also commend the author, Eli, for being very prompt with getting back to me and for working with me and updating the definitions.

    However, even this plugin, while clearly being the best compared to the others, was also not perfect. It may have removed the source of the infection (cannot confirm this 100% yet), but it didn’t remove the offending javascript which continued to cause the redirect. For this, I had to go in with SearchRegex and do a search and replace. In case you are in the same situation and also run a multi-site environment, please note that the search/replace needs to be done on each site within the multi-site separately. I found and deleted about 30 instances of the offending script within each site.

    There may also be some location issues as the plugin supposedly searches within public_HTML, but in some cases, the offending files may be a level up.

    Yet all in all, as mentioned, I think it’s still the best out there for the job.

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  • Plugin Author Eli


    Just wanted to follow up and let you know that my plugin now has a DB Scan feature, which will check your Content for malicious links and JavaScript and remove them for you 😉

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