Our last post, Why should you avoid nulled WordPress theme were interesting. One of our users asked that how to find malicious code in WordPress theme and plugins without coding skills. In this post, we will show you that how to check viruses on nulled WordPress themes in simple steps.
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Do I Need To Check Viruses On Nulled WordPress Themes?
Think about this. Why are they sharing premium contents for absolutely free for you? A malicious code injected WordPress theme can break your entire blog. Choose wisely. Let’s start.
First of all, go to Virus Total.
There, you need to upload the theme file or plugin file.
After uploading the file, sometime, the website will show a webpage like below.
This mean, someone is already submitted that specific item before. Let’s rescan the theme.
It looks like the theme is secure. yes, it must be. Because the theme that I have uploaded is not nulled. It’s pure file.
I have downloaded a pirated version of Genesis Framework from one of the Famous nulled theme providing website. Let’s try to upload the theme to Virus Total. BTW, While I searched for the file, I have got the latest version of Genesis Framework from there. Interesting isn’t it? After scanning the file, I got this result.
There you can see the theme contains malicious code. The backdoor will help the hacker to access your blog without login credentials or without your permission.
You may also want to check out our blog post about VestaThemes Virus.
Virus total cannot identify Base64 encoding system and the server will show the file as safe. If you really need to save your blog from hackers, don’t use nulled WordPress themes or plugins on your blog. You can get all stuff with a discount from our deals section. We will only share tested and working stuff there.
We hope this post helped you to check viruses on nulled WordPress themes and plugins. While using themes and plugins from WordPress repo, you don’t need to worry. Scan every third-party themes and plugin that you got free.