The virus scanner in cPanel searches for viruses, trojan horses, malware, and other threats. To run a virus scan, follow these steps:
- Log in on your cPanel account.
- In the Advanced section of the cPanel home screen, click “Virus Scanner” as shown in the image below:
NB: If you do not see the “Virus Scanner” option please contact us
- Select the type of scan you would like to do as shown in the image below:
- Scan Mail: This option scans the mail directory in your account, looking for viruses in incoming and outgoing e-mail messages.
- Scan Entire Home Directory: This option scans all of the files in your account (including website files and e-mails).
- Scan Public Web Space: This option scans the public_html directory in your account. This is where your website files are usually stored.
- Scan Public FTP Space: This option scans the public_ftp directory in your account.
- Click “Scan Now” to start the procedure.
- If the virus scan finds any infected files, you can specify what to do with the files:
- Disinfect:When this option is selected, the virus scanner removes harmful content from the file(s).
- Quarantine:When this option is selected, the virus scanner moves the file(s) to the quarantine directory. The quarantine directory is located at USERNAME/quarantine_clamavconnector, where USERNAME represents your cPanel username.
- Destroy:When this option is selected, the virus scanner deletes the infected file(s).
- Ignore:When this option is selected, the virus scanner leaves the infected file(s) unchanged.
To complete the virus scan process, click “Process Cleanup”.
- If no viruses are found you will see a messages as shown in the image below simply proceed to click on “OK”: