How to use the Virus Scan feature

Our new Virus Scanning feature is available on our Superior plan upwards and enables you to detect trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats on your website. We check against known threats, and this database is updated hourly

You can set up a new Virus Scan using the link in the top section of our left menu, or following this link.

Once in this section you’ll be able to view any previously added Scans and you’ll have the option of adding a new one with the “Monitor New Website” button at the top left of the page.

After clicking this button you’ll be taken to the main setup form for the Virus Scan, here in the top field we must fill out the name for the new scan and in the field below we can add the primary URL that should be monitored.

Once that’s done we can then select the scan depth to apply to our scan, this is how many pages deep the scan will go and you should configure this based on your needs and plan level. Deeper scans will take longer and as an example a depth of 10 will produce a scan of 10 pages and all files included on those pages.

Next is the Scan Interval setting, this sets how often the scans will run, so a 60 minute interval would produce 24 tests per day, the intervals available to you will depend on your plan level.

The next field: Report preference allows you to define in which circumstances we should send a report to you, we have the option for a sillent test with no reports, reports only when  threats are detected and additionally to possibility to report on every scan . If SMS, Pagerduty, Victorops or Opegenie alerts are requested, they will only be sent when threats are found and not otherwise.

In the Contact Groups field below you can select which contact groups are to be alerted if the Report Preference conditions are met.

In the Scan Settings section you will then have the option to configure some specifics for the test. You can choose to follow subdomains during testing, as well as links in comments and/or scripts, allowing you to customize how testing is carried out fully!

If Basic Authentication is required for access to the site, details can be added for this in the next field, here we advise the use of dummy details if possible.

Next you have the ability to set your own User Agent in the next field.

For the next option you will need to select whether or not cookies should be accepted during the scan.

Finally Custom Headers should be implemented if required, and once that’s done it’s time to save and submit the test, which you’ll then be able to see when going to the Virus Scan section.

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