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Wordfence Security

The Wordfence WordPress security plugin provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.

39 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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By , for WP 4.2.3

I started with this free version, and later bought the premium version. Everything was fine until some features stopped working after an update. There were very serious problems with it.
One of the worst customer service experiences ever. The rep was clueless and nothing was resolved. Rather than resolve this issue, the rep just marked the issue resolved.
So, if you have the free version of Wordfence, why not? Just don't pay for it. Don't expect too much. Don't believe the hype.

free version is useless.
By , for WP 4.2.2

I trusted them and my site was hacked successfully by some hackers. BlackHeart using a fake google bot.

Plugin has bugs
By , for WP 4.2.2

Plugin throws false positives and contradicts itself in the scanning process. If it can throw false positives then it can miss true infections and threats.

Deactivated > Deleted and leave table garbages
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin did not completely remove their tables and leave it as junk. A lot of junk tables in my site.

all it dose is scan!!!
By , for WP 4.1.1

will not stop scanning, just sits there and scans no reports, no nothing, even though i know there is malware!!!! thank god i did not pay for it, its disappointing enough with it being free

Your plugin is good, but...
By ,

...but it make my web server crazy with your ajax "scan"
Please, correct it!

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 didn't protect!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is usefull. All my 3 installations of WordPress had Wordfence and all 3 gets infected with some malicious code! In one i get trojan in some new plugin from hackers!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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