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What is malware?
Malware is a general term for malicious software and is a growing problem on the internet. Hackers install malware by exploiting security weaknesses on servers and gaining access to websites. The malware code is not visible or easily detected, and may infect customers' computers when they simply browse a compromised website. Hackers use it to spread viruses, hijack computers or steal sensitive data such as credit card numbers or other personal information.
How do I know if my website is free of malware?
Malware is rarely visible on your website; it is hidden in your web page code. A malware scan by a malware detection tool can help you identify infected code. The GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan includes a daily malware scan. If malware is detected, you will be notified and directed to a list of infected pages and the code causing the problem. Your website administrator can find and delete all instances of the code and request that your site be rescanned within 24 hours.
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