What is MainWP Sucuri extension

The MainWP Sucuri Extension uses Sucuri’s proprietary SiteCheck Tool to scan your sites. SiteCheck provides web-based malware scanning of your web sites using the latest in fingerprinting technology. It gives you a quick way to determine if your web applications are out of date, exploited with malware, or even blacklisted by popular search engines all directly from your MainWP Dashboard!

MainWp Sucuri is really easy to use. It adds SECURITY SCAN tab to each site’s Dashboard.

Price: Free

What it can do

MainWp Sucuri helps you scan your sites for security issues and offers you a quick way to fix them. According to it’s creators, it can:

Scan For:

  • Malware
  • Malicious javascript
  • Malicious iframes
  • Drive-By Downloads
  • Anomaly detection
  • IE-only attacks
  • Suspicious redirections
  • Blackhat SEO Spam
  • Spam

Also Check For

  • Web Server Details
  • List of Scanned URLs
  • List of Javascripts Included
  • List of iFrames Included
  • List of External Javascripts Included

The scan results tells you also if there are some other issues like directory browsing, accessible readme.html etc. It scans for things, attackers check in the fingerprinting stage of an attack and helps you hide them.

In combination with MainWP Vulnerability Checker and  MainWP WordFence  it provides you enough information to keep you sites secure and protect them from low level (script kiddie) attackers.

Issues

This extension is really good, but it has some problems that need to be fixed. One of the is the false positives. If the scan find readme.html file in the root directory, Sucuri flags it as an issue even if the file is not accessibe (returns 403 Forbidden). Similar thing is happening with the directory browsing results.