Last year, we rolled out malware scanning integrating the third-party service, VirusTotal, in iThemes Security. VirusTotal recently alerted us that they have discontinued their services to all WordPress plugins.
Because this is a third-party service and unfortunately out of our hands, we’ve been forced to remove the malware scanning feature from iThemes Security and iThemes Security Pro in the latest version update (4.8.0 free & 1.16.0 PRO).
As VirusTotal has discontinued their services to WordPress plugins, the malware scanning feature has simply stopped working. We reached out to VirusTotal to avoid having to remove the feature, but VirusTotal is a free service and we respect their policies.
What We Suggest in the Meantime
You can still manually scan your URLs through VirusTotal’s website. We also recommend using Sucuri’s free website malware and security scanner.
What’s Next For Malware Scanning Integration in iThemes Security
We hope to have a malware scanning integration added back to iThemes Security very, very soon. We are exploring our options for other services and will get you an update as soon as possible.
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