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New Virus & Malware Scanning Software Installed on All cPanel Servers

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ServerFreak is proud to announce that we have installed a new advanced Virus & Malware Scanning Software onto our all cPanel's Shared hosting server.

eXploit Scanner is a tool that performs active scanning of files as they are uploaded to the server.

Active scanning is performed on all text files uploaded through:

  • PHP upload scripts
  • Perl upload scripts
  • CGI upload scripts
  • Any other script type that utilizes the HTML form ENCTYPE multipart/form-data
  • Pure-ftpd

The active scanning of uploaded files can help prevent exploitation of an account by malware by deleting or moving suspicious files to quarantine before they become active. This includes recent exploits such as the Dark Mailer spamming script (multiple variants, including obfuscated code regardless of file name) and files uploaded with the Gumblar Virus. It can also prevent the uploading of PHP and perl shell scripts, commonly used to launch more malicious attacks and for sending spam.

Our Scanner will also perform on-demand scanning of files, directories and user accounts for suspected exploits, viruses and suspicious resources (files, directories, symlinks, sockets).

Exploit detection includes:

  • Over 3000 known exploit script fingerprint matches (in addition to ClamAV detection)
  • Known viruses via ClamAV
  • Regular expression pattern matching to help identify unknown exploits
  • Filename matching
  • Suspicious file names
  • Suspicious file types
  • Binary exeuctables
  • Custom user specified regular expression patterns
  • ... and more!

If you have any questions about this software please contact our support team.

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