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Emptying wfHoover database table (3 posts)

  1. editor
    Posted 1 year ago #


    in my database, the wfHoover table is 90 megs out of 110. This doesn't happen in other sites of mine, where the table is constantly nil. Can I safely empty this table using phpMyAdmin, or cut its size to some lower size?




    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, It is a table of plugin WordFence
    1. Deactivate and uninstall plugin WordFence
    2. Delete table wfHoover

    (About an hour ago I have same problem)

  3. WFSupport
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow Pat. Kind of a harsh response.

    @editor The wf_hoover table is used to temporarily store URL's found during a scan before we check them against the Google Safe Browsing (GSB) list of known malware and phishing URLs. This is used during a scan and in other places we check things against the GSB. It can be cleared manually but not during a scan. I would deactivate Wordfence and then do so. It should truncate and clear on each scan by itself. The size might be an indication you have many many url's we have to check. Reactivate plugin after the clear and start a new scan. It might be really interesting to note what the size reports after the new scan.


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