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    I have made few searches on the WEB and in the FAQs and forum of gotmls but could not find anything relevant.

    When I attempt to display a user page in WordPress, using

    Users -> All Users  + click on user1 -> display

    This starts a query like <mySite>/?author=2 and I am being redirected to a page which displays this :
    111057406: FW_UserEnum
    You have been redirected here from <mySite> which is protected by GOTMLS Anti-Malware

    Is there a threat ?
    How can I figure out and fix ?

    The extended scan did not report anything bad. Only about 30 files that could not be open, for any reason …

    thanks for your help, and great plugin! :-)


    Anti-Malware Admin
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    This is not a threat but rather a vulnerability called User Enumeration, which would permit anyone to discover your usernames using an unrestricted URL such as:

    That is why it is one of the Firewall options that is enabled by default. If you wish for any un-authenticated visitor to be able to easily view this information about any user in your database by passing a common number like 1, 2, or 3 then you can simply disable the User Enumeration protection on my Anti-Malware plugin’s Firewall Options pages in your wp-admin.

    Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions about any of this.

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