Thank you for your plugin. I was wondering whether it was something that could help me? I tried to see if it could work for me but it freezes after 10 seconds. Possibly due to having so many files to scan or possibly due to timing out because of high CPU load (load average at 52). I attempted to limit access via .htaccess to my IP only but that didn’t change anything.
My host hasn’t much ideas on how to fix it other than to set my directories in order my site to become forbidden 403. Chat support folks have been awesome in attempting to do their bit but they’re limited in what they can do. (They’ve helped with .htaccess, checking what IPs are too frequent, etc).
It’s resulted in 3 now approaching 4 days of being offline or unusable.
It all depends on what causes the high CPU usage. Assuming it is web-server related you should check the raw access logs. The access logs will show you what what pages users are loading and how frequently. If you see a lot of POST entries on the wp-login.php page, then my plugin can certainly help.
Try running a Quick Scan from the admin menu and give it at lease 90 seconds to see if it’s really stuck or just slow. If the Quick Scan doesn’t finish then try the Complete Scan from the Scan Setting page after changing the scan depth from -1 to 1, this should at least bring up the wp-login.php file and allow you to apply my brute-force patch.
Good luck, and let me know if you need any more help.
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Works exactly as expected. I found this after beating my head against repeated infections of the same site. It found & repaired the vulnerability I kept missing (hidden in a legitimate file that I was sure I had previously replaced!). I will definitely use this with all my clients' sites. Thanks! -- Margaret Aranyosi
Great plugin which help me to save a lot of time ! Cheers from France. -- Bastien