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How to use the virus scanner in cPanel

This article describes how to use the virus scanner in cPanel to scan your account files for viruses, trojan horses, and other types of malware. You can scan e-mail files, files in public web and FTP directories, or your entire account.

The following steps will guide you to scan your web space and help you to keep it clean.

1. Access Cpanel


You should enter the cPanel username and password to get into the cpanel.

2. Navigate to

advanced >> virus scanner

3. Selecting a virus scanner will give you a new interface showing the possible options.

4. Select any of the options as per your requirement, here we select “Scan Entire Home Directory” – Entire contents of the web space will be scanned.

5. Click scan now.

6. In case of no infected files, you will get a message like “Virus scan complete. no virus found”. If the scan finds any threats, any of the following methods should be performed to clean up the web files.

Disinfect: Harmful content will be removed from the file.

Quarantine: Virus scanner will move the infected files to the following location.           


Destroy: Virus scanner will delete the infected files permanently.

Ignore: Virus scanner will keep the infected files unchanged ( not recommended).

7. Click Process Cleanup.
That’s it! Keep the website clean and secure!

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