I have had quite a few WordPress users having trouble with plugin upgrades or re-installing plugin that were not completely removed. The problem is that sometime WordPress will not remove the main folder for a plugin that is being upgraded or removed but it will remove all the contents of the folder. So then WordPress does not see that the plugin is installed but it cannot create the directory structure to reinstall it either.
The only thing you can do then is to login to your server via FTP (or a file manager in your hosting control panel) and delete the directory so that it can be re-installed. But for some people that just isn't so easy to get to. So I created this little helper plugin to force the deletion of any plugin's main directory and all of it's contents before upgrading or installing another version of that plugin. It's still under development and I would not recommend installing all your plugins with this one activated, but if you are have trouble upgrading a plugin because the destination directory already exists then this will probably help.
I released the new scan engine in version 1.2.10.05 today. This is the scan process that I've had available as a BETA for a couple months but it was not ready for release until now. It take longer because it breaks the scan into smaller processes that complete independently of the scan initiation process. This has a better success rate (especially on server with lots of files or minimal memory) and allows for better error handling.
So there are now two types of scans:
The Automatic Fix process and File Viewer have been improved too. It loads nicer now and you can move this new pop-up window around on the page .
Please give me feedback on these new features and scan options.Aloha,
Keeping this plugin cutting-edge with new features and up-to-date with the latest definitions for removing new threats is a lot of work. Please make a donation to support my continued development and enhancement of this plugin.Aloha,