How can I check my website for viruses?

  sheila.weston 11:20 23 Aug 2005

I have had horrendous problems with viruses, trojans, downloaders etc and eventually had to have the hard disk replaced. Yes, my Norton anti-virus program was up to date, but I hadn't got SP2 installed (on the advice of Mesh a year ago), so haven't been installing windows updates.

Can someone tell me how to check my website at http:\\ for viruses. I just hope that I haven't been infecting other people through this site.


  Diodorus Siculus 11:34 23 Aug 2005

If you have a local copy of your site, why not scan locally for presence of a virus, delete the old site and reload it with the clean version.

  sheila.weston 11:49 23 Aug 2005

Good idea, Diodorus, but my main website is huge. I'll do this on my site at click here, though.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:56 23 Aug 2005

If you are on broadband then you should be ok; it may take a while on diaup though!

  sheila.weston 12:24 23 Aug 2005

I have the ordinary Dial Up connection and it was something like 24 hours, when I last looked!

  Diodorus Siculus 19:06 23 Aug 2005

Any friends who have BB and who may be able to offer help? A quick ftp transaction would sort it out for you.

  igk 19:57 23 Aug 2005

Your web hosting company are responsible for security and content on its servers,not you, they will soon complain if they have any reports of trojans/viruses from people visiting it,I had cause to visit a game cheat site for my son some time ago and had an immeditate trojan warning from my antivirus software,I traced the hosters and complained in 30 minutes I had an e-mail saying that it was being delt with and an hour later saying they had shut the site down..

  sheila.weston 11:19 25 Aug 2005

Ah... Many thanks, igk. I think I can relax now!

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