If you are using assistive technology and are unable to read any part of the HostMonster website, or otherwise have difficulties using the HostMonster website, please call 866-573-HOST and our customer service team will assist you.
Skip to main content

HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Virus Scanning (Drive-by Downloads)

What is it?

If your site has been compromised by hackers, they may be using your website to distribute virus-infected software to your visitors without your knowledge. Your visitors may be getting software installed on their computers when they visit your site without knowing that is happening.

What is the impact?

Your visitors will have their computers infected with viruses after visiting your site. Of course, this causes frustration, anger, and distrust with your visitors.

How does SiteLock protect me?

SiteLock's scanner reviews all files and applications on your website against industry and proprietary databases of virus software. If we identify a virus on your site, we notify you immediately and can help you remove it.

What can I do about it?

Use a website scanning service that includes virus scanning, such as SiteLock.

Knowledgebase Article 36,741 views bookmark tags: sitelock


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to application scanning.
Knowledgebase Article 33,098 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock for small businesses.
Knowledgebase Article 56,835 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to SQL injections.
Knowledgebase Article 37,573 views tags: sitelock

Related Help Content

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to reputation monitoring.
Knowledgebase Article 32,280 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain the benefits of SiteLock in regards to cross-site scripting (XSS).
Knowledgebase Article 39,984 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how and when to contact SiteLock for support.
Knowledgebase Article 69,363 views tags: security sitelock

This article will explain what to do when SiteLock finds a vulnerability.
Knowledgebase Article 35,285 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how to install the SiteLock Trust Seal.
Knowledgebase Article 81,593 views tags: sitelock

This article will explain how to order SiteLock
Knowledgebase Article 67,593 views tags: security sitelock

An overview of SiteLock Lite
Knowledgebase Article 74,877 views tags: products security sitelock

This article will explain the process of verifying a domain and account information for a SiteLock account.
Knowledgebase Article 83,445 views tags: security sitelock

This site utilizes JavaScript to function correctly. Looks like it's disabled on your browser. Please enable it for your best experience.

For instructions on enabling JavaScript, click here