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Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.

33 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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My Memory Usage is increasing increasing and increasing
By , for WP 4.1.1

Dear Team,
I had installed your plugin on my site, Once i clicked on SCAN, it started eating my whole RAM(Memory Usage), I stopped the scan but it was keep increasing, I had deactivated the plugin and un-installed it. now again my Memory Usage is crossing 70% of its limit.
Before installing this plugin, the ram usage was only 30 MB etc..

Anyone here can help me? Please!

I really look forward to get good responses from you all!

Thank you


It destroyed my WP!
By , for WP 4.1.1

I started scanning, it stop on scanning the differents between files in WordPress Installation, it was scanning about an hour so I refresh this site and... it destroyed my WordPress because what I saw was "WORDPRESS NEW INSTALLATION"!!!!!!!! All my 1 week is destroyed!

Blocks Google
By , for WP 4.1

Nice extension... if you want to lose your Google rankings. I don't care if it can be resolved by changing some settings. If there's a chance of this extension blocking Google, then it's a dangerous extension. And, anything that blocks Google 'out of the box' - gets 1 star (it should get zero).

Useless piece of software
By , for WP 4.1

The website and software looks promising, so we took their premium service for 8+ WordPress websites. Even though we keep our sites up-to-date regularly both WP version wise as well as with the plugins installed, recently some of our websites were hacked, a trojan horse was installed and core files were regularly modified on another WP website. Whatever we try, Wordfence could not prevent this from happening. Asking Wordfence for help on their support system as premium paying customer is unanswered for now close to a week. We understand it is Christmas period, but we can't take a company serious that just is offline and not answering their paying customers that need help for 5-6 days in a row. No note, no response. Nada! ??? Useless piece of software. We switched over to something else. Waste of your money.

Error :session expired you must log in to access the admin area.
By , for WP 4.1

session expired you must log in to access the admin area.

Poor support - Bad management
By ,

"Free" support is limited to extremely easy questions. Just look at the support queue and you will see that the "dedicated support" person answer very easy questions but ignores anything that requires a little grey matter.

WordFence is completely broken on one site and there is no indication that a paid license will fix the problem. I will not pay for support since that only encourages cripple-ware.

I also have to agree with the comments that express a belief that management cares only about increasing sales. I contacted pre-sales to ask about licensing. Fast response. I contacted pre-sales to inquire about pre-sales support. Crickets.

I will use the free product on sites on which it works.

I will never pay for a license for this product because the small benefit to the paid product is greatly overshadowed by complete lack of care for potential customers who have not made that leap.

It can not be installed in mystique Atom 3.3.2
By , for WP 4.0

mystique Atom 3.3.2 theme

wordpress 4


413 Request Entity Too Large

Keeps blocking me after upgrade to 5.2.6
By , for WP 3.9.2

Wordfence used to be great, however since version 5.2.6 it became dramatic. We are locked out every single time. White listing our IP does not work. It's unworkable anymore.

will not finish scan
By , for WP 4.0

Tried everything the form and support links said to do and then some but it still doesn't work. This issue is over a year old too! I guess if you have Litespeed, save some time and find another security plugin.

Too big for the little guys
By , for WP 3.9.2

I installed the plug in and tried to run my first scan. Got this error.

[Aug 21 19:20:54] Contacting Wordfence to initiate scan
[Aug 21 19:20:56] Scan terminated with error: WordFence API error: Wordfence is currently experiencing high load and our servers are giving scan priority to paid customers. Please try your scan again in a few seconds.

Waited 30 minutes and tried again. Same issue. if this is the error we are going to get then they should only cater to paid members. That's obviously who they care about...

I was not opposed to paying after trying it out. But I could not even run my first scan. Thanks for nothing guys. Huge Fail in my book, no matter how good your product may have been.

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