Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC)
Malicious Codes Check? (2 posts)

  1. mairaj
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is this what the plugin does?

    I was searching for a WordPress theme for a Car Rental Service's website. My search took me here carrentaltheme-com/ . The demo is available here demo-carrentaltheme-com/.

    It is a free theme, my concern is the authenticity (safe with no malicious codes) of the theme. I earlier used a free WordPress theme and got my web hosting account compromised!

    When I check the theme with TAC it says

    Theme Ok!1 Static Link(s) Found...

    Does this mean the theme is safe to use? By safe I mean 'No hidden malicious codes'?

    Thank you for your help.


  2. treccase
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ofcourse not. No plugin or service exists that can guarantee a 100% malware/backdoor free theme without going over it line by line visually.

    With that in mind however, this plugin in my opinion is the best there is, since it will point out dubious code, or external links and then its up to you to examine that code or those links, and determine if the link is to google.com or to viagra-master.com, and then remove or keep it.

    I just used every malware/security/virus plugin that's available for free on wordpress.com, to test a theme I know for a fact has an add injector through a fake jquery link and an encrypted php backdoor.

    Only this plugin notified me about the fake jquery link while this plugin and one other notified me about the encrypted backdoor out of the 6 i tested.

    If you use this along with bulletproof plugin, your chances of getting hacked or using a bad product will significantly decrease.

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