This article describes how to use the virus scanner in cPanel to scan your account files for viruses, trojan horses, and other types of malware. You can scan e-mail files, files in public web and FTP directories, or your entire account.
Following steps will guide you to scan your web-space and help you to keep it clean.
1. Access cpanel
You should enter the cPanel username and password to get in to the cpanel.
2. Navigate to
advanced >> virus scanner
3. Selecting virus scanner will give you a new interface showing the possible options.
4. Select any of the option as per your requirement, here we select “Scan Entire Home Directory” – Entire contents of the web-space will be scanned.
5. Click scan now.
6. In case of no infected files, you will get a message like “Virus scan complete. no virus found”. If the scan finds any threats, any of the following method should be performed to cleanup the webfiles.
Disinfect: Harmful content will be removed from the file.
Quarantine: Virus scanner will move the infected files to the following location.
Destroy: Virus scanner will delete the infected files permanently.
Ignore: Virus scanner will keep the infected files unchanged ( not recommended).
7.Click Process Cleanup.
That’s it! Keep the website clean and secure!