Wordfence Security
[resolved] Cannot start manual scan after update (7 posts)

  1. sephage
    Posted 2 years ago #

    After updating to 3.4.2 today, the "Start a wordfence scan" button no longer works. The messages "requesting new scan" and "wordfence is working" appear, after which... nothing happens.


  2. clixbits
    Posted 2 years ago #

    same here.
    I'm running multi-site, did the upgrade, and nothing happens when I click on scan.

  3. sephage
    Posted 2 years ago #

    BTW, rolling back to the previous version, and everything works like a charm from what I can tell, so it's definitely related to the latest update for me.

  4. georges.2312
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mean you updated to 3.4.1, right? There is no 3.4.2 I can see.

    How do you roll back to previous version? Last one I had also working like a charm was 3.3.7, and for you?

  5. sephage
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, whatever the most recent update was.

    I downloaded downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordfence.3.3.7.zip, unzipped and replaced all the files in the wordfence directory with the previous version via FTP (good idea to backup the current wordfence folder, and your database, of course, before making those kinds of changes just in case).

    For me, that worked like a charm - back to previous version and running normally.

  6. Wordfence
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Guys,

    This issue is now fixed, please upgrade.

    If you're using basic authentication for your /wp-admin/ directory please read our FAQ if your scans still don't work. You may need to add an exclusion for your AJAX handler.

    But other than that edge case, the new version should fix this for you.



  7. sephage
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Confirmed FIXED for me. Thanks!

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