An infecting system to steal data or disturb the business through malware (Malicious Software) is not a new technique; it’s been there since 1988.

Since then, it’s growing every month. Today, there is more than 1 billion malware exists.


An attacker may use various techniques to inject malicious code into your website code.

Let’s look at the following online tools that help you scan your website for malware and other security flaws. This will help you to know if your site is affected by known malware so you can take the necessary action to clean them.


Quttera offers free malware scanning against your WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Bulletin, SharePoint website and provides you an excellent report with the following details.

  • Malicious files
  • Suspicious files
  • Potentially Suspicious files
  • Clean files
  • External links detected
  • Iframes scanned
  • Blacklisted status
  • List of blacklisted iframes/external links

It is FREE to scan.

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SUCURI is one of the best-known security solution providers and offers site scanning, which is available for any website platform, including WordPress, Joomla, Magento, etc. They let you scan your website against malware for free with the following information.

  • If malware detected
  • Website blacklisting status against McAfee, Google, Yandex, Opera, Norton, Spamhaus, ESET, etc
  • Injected SPAM
  • Defacements

In case your site has malware, is blacklisted, or victim of bot spam, then you may also consider SUCURI’s security professional help to repair them.

Astra Security

Astra Security offers both a free & a paid malware scanner. The free malware scanner scans your site’s publicly available source code and flags malicious links, malware, blacklistings, etc. (if any). The cherry on the cake remains the fact that – this scanner is a multi-purpose scanner. You can use it to perform a one-click security audit, blacklist check, SEO spam check, & more.


Astra’s malware scanner scans your website for the following.

  • Malicious scripts
  • Hidden cryptocurrency miners
  • Card phishing scripts
  • Malicious scripts in your external dependencies

No doubt, both these scanners serve their purpose marvelously. However, the paid version is always recommended over the free one, rendering more precise results. This is because the paid malware scanner has access to your site’s internal files & folders instead of the free version, which scans your website’s publicly available source code.

Astra security is also your one-stop solution for malware removal and future website protection.


This is specifically for WordPress sites.

MalCare is a premium all-in-one security solution to scan, protect, and clean up from malware and other security vulnerability.


The site performance is not degraded during the scan and is not just on-demand, but you can schedule to run a scan periodically. MalCare uses more than 100 signals to examine the website code to ensure from simple to dynamic malware is detected. Though you need to install the plugin on your WordPress site, all the heavy workload is done remotely on the MalCare server.

The good thing about using MalCare is, that you don’t need to hire a security professional to repair the site if there is any malware. Instead, you can do it yourself with just one click. You can get it started in less than 5 minutes. It is worth every penny!


SiteGauarding’s site check scans the given website for the following and shows you the results.

  • Resolving IPs
  • Local and external JavaScript files
  • Global blacklists against PhishLabs, Trustwave, Avira, Tencent, Rising, Netcraft, BitDefender, etc
  • Spam blacklists against abuse, RSBL, SORBS, BSB, KISA, etc

You don’t need to pay anything to run a scan. It’s FREE.


As you can guess by the name, VirusTotal helps to analyze the given URL for suspicious code and malware. Tests are done against more than 60 trusted threat databases.


Not just the website, but you can also scan your local files. This would be handy if you suspect some of the files on your website may contain malicious code.


SiteLock works on any CMS like Drupal, Magento, Joomla, WordPress, etc. Malware Scanning is included in all the plans.


You can schedule to start a daily scan for cyber threats, spam, XSS, SQLi, etc. SiteLock checks your site for more than 10 million threats and fixes if found vulnerable. You get notified whenever things go wrong, so you have a full view of your website security.

What’s Next?

If you’ve used one of the above-listed on-demand scanners and found malware on your site, then get professional help to repair your site immediately. If not already, you should consider adding a SUCURI WAF (web application firewall) for continuous security protection and monitoring.