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Precautions to protect my site from Virus, malware..etc

Category: Cpanel

2013-02-17 7:48 am EST

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I have an online freelance website , and I am giving the members options to load files for there daily work. I was concerned that some members could have upload an infected file with virus or malware therefore, I have restricted file upload to the following file types:
(mpge, wmv, mp4, mp3, flv, txt, xlsx, xls, csv, dot, dotm, docx, doc, ico, psd, png, jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf)
As I read in the internet that this can not prevent uploading viruses 100%, I did more reading in the support center and I found this ClamAV plugin for the cpanel.
My question is is ClamAV enough for protecting my website and what to do if I find infected files , and if I delete those infected files will it effect the functionality of the website.
Another question is : is there any other precautions I could use to protect my website, as I heard some websites scan the uploaded files immediately, if they can do that what is the process to follow their track.


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2013-02-18 11:01 am EST
Thank you for your question jandan!

There are many steps to take to fully secure your server. We have an article with these steps at the following link.

<a href="" target="_blank">Steps to Take After a Hack</a>

Clam AV is good for scanning for known malicious scripts. Of course there are always new scripts that antivirus software does not have in their database that can be potentially missed.

Best Regards,
James R

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