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  • I admit that there’s a lot that this plug-in does that I don’t pay much attention to. It does a lot of things. Years ago, I had a long list of stuff I did to every WordPress site to help secure it, and BPS does all those things, plus more. Way more than I ever knew needed to be done — so this is a good thing, because there’s no way that I have the bandwidth to keep up with the latest and greatest threats.

    But also, sometimes I really don’t understand the results (such as with the malware scan, I find myself asking “is this an actual security issue or is this a thing that is normal that I have to tell the plug-in to ignore?” To be frank, this is mostly just my ignorance)

    But basically, I use it on all my sites, and once I kinda got the hang of the install, it seemed to go okay. I appreciate that the author maintains a good site with lots of great interaction back-and-forth with customers.

    I bought the pro version of this plug-in and I consider this money very well spent!

    I am on shared hosting, and overall, my stuff runs slower (because of hosting, mostly), so that’s kind of an across-the-board bummer. It can sometimes be a drag figuring out if a plug-in is causing mischief, or if it’s simply my hosting. I’ve had a few false negatives about that, so if you find yourself getting vexed, remember to check your hosting site. They might need to up your memory, etc.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by EdwardMartinIII. Reason: Clarified a few things -- my first draft was crap. :)
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  • Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    Thanks for the review. Not exactly sure what this means – “is this an actual security issue or is this a thing that is normal that I have to tell the plug-in to ignore?”. I’m guessing it has to do with the MScan malware scanner?

    Oh man, what the hell was I smoking on that review. Sorry, that was crap. I updated it.

    Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    Ok so yeah my guess was correct that the BPS malware scanner is confusing. I wish I had never added it. I added it because people believe malware scanners are a good security detection thing for websites. Malware scanners are a very good tool for computers, but severely lacking for websites. It’s child’s play to beat any/all website malware scanners. These days hackers just obfuscate their code in ways that their code looks legitimate or actually write “legitimate” code so malware scanners won’t detect their code. The good news is you have BPS Pro, which comes with AutoRestore|Quarantine, which is far superior to any/all malware scanners and is not beatable. So don’t even bother using MScan since it is defunct/obsolete compared to AutoRestore|Quarantine. 😉

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by AITpro.
    Plugin Author AITpro

    (@aitpro)

    Forgot to mention that the other problem with website malware scanners is that they detect false positives. MScan probably detects more false positives than other website malware scanners due to the pattern matching code that I used. The pattern matching code detects things that other scanners do not, but that comes at a cost – lots of false positives. 😉

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