All site administrators do antivirus, antispyware scans on their PCs

by sabitha 2010-11-22 18:12:08

It is a new development in 2009 that the 1 cause of website hacking is the webmaster's personal computer being infected by malware that steals FTP login information and sends it to remote computers which then inject the victim website's pages with JavaScript or hidden iframes pointing to malicious websites such as,, and a growing list of others.

Make sure everyone who has password access to the website does at least one, and preferably two, antivirus and antispyware scans on their local computers, using two different scanners they don't normally use, to find threats that got past the AV scanner they were using. Some free scanners are at: Trend Micro Housecall, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Symantec (Norton), BitDefender, Windows Live OneCare, Computer Associates, McAfee, F-Secure.

As long as the webmaster's PC is infected, changing the password is no use. The new one gets stolen, too.

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