Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Scan is not running

  • Resolved monzu02

    (@monzu02)


    Hello My scan is not running. under diagnostics I get this issue

    wp_remote_post() test back to this server failed! Response was: 403 Forbidden
    This additional info may help you diagnose the issue. The response headers we received were:

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  • This looks like something is blocking POST request to admin-ajax.php file on your website, this file is located in /wp-admin directory, are you sure you aren’t blocking access to this directory anyway? We have seen some users blocking access to this directory by adding a couple of lines in .htaccess file, can you double check that?

    If you’re not blocking access to the file can you please ask your host for their thoughts? It’s possible they have a security rule in place that can cause this.

    Connecting back to your site is necessary for many themes/plugins to work fine, so most probably there are other problems out there because of this connectivity issue.

    Thanks,

    Gerroald

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