How to Scan Website Security Vulnerabilities Automatically (Don’t Get Hacked)

Performing regular security scan to your website is essential. It can be time-consuming to do manually, and that’s why you need to automate this.

You may always access on-demand scanner to check vulnerabilities and malware however by automating this to notify for vulnerabilities found a piece of mind.

Why should you automate?

  • Save time in manual scan and get notified whenever vulnerabilities found
  • Keep track of it, so when you migrate or build new website you fix them before live

Not to forget, thousands of website get hacked due to misconfiguration or code bug so it’s must for any online business who care about website availability and reputation.

Let’s get it started…

Site Guarding

SiteGuarding monitors your website 24/7 to keep your website clean, safe and secure. Their Antivirus solution uses a Heuristic algorithm to detect unknown viruses and help you with following.

  • Server-side scanning & file change monitoring
  • Virus detection
  • Attack detection
  • Hack/inject detection
  • Analyze your website every 24 hours
  • Malware removal
  • Blacklist removal

It’s not just monitoring but they investigate and fix the issue, and you get a report with the details. You can try 14 days’ free trial to see if this is something you are looking for.

Scan My Server

ScanMyServer is free service powered by Beyond Security to scan and notify if any following vulnerabilities found.

  • Blind SQL injection
  • SQL injection
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Source disclosure
  • PHP code execution
  • Windows command execution
  • Remove file inclusion
  • HTTP header injection
  • UNIX file disclosure

You can have multiple websites added to set the alerts to notify in the following scenario.

  • Notify after scan complete
  • Report when medium or high risk found
  • Notify when only high-risk found

You can always log in to the dashboard and check the scan report in details.


SUCURI provide complete security solution in a combination of website antivirus and web application firewall. By implementing this solution allow SUCURI to scan your site daily and clean for any infections found.

SUCURI is a multi-platform solution so you can protect websites built on any platform including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Microsoft.Net, phpBB, etc.

There are more than 30 features SUCURI has, and some of them are listed below.

  • Malware detection & removal
  • Blacklist monitoring & removal
  • Brand reputation monitoring
  • DNS monitoring
  • File change detection
  • Complete website hack cleanup
  • Repair SEO infections
  • Remove defacements
  • DDoS protection
  • Brute force protection
  • SQL, XSS & code injection prevention

And much more…

SUCURI offer 30 days money back guarantee so if you are not happy with it you can always request a refund and cancel it.


Detectify is a SaaS (Software as A Service) based security scanner service which performs penetration test against your website based on OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities and latest trends in security threats.

OWASP top 10 covers a wide range of flaws like SQL, LDAP, XPATH, NoSQL injections, XSS, malware, broken session, etc.

So hack yourself or someone else will. They have 21 days free trial!


Acunetix scan your website for more than 3000 types of web threats including TOP 10 OWASP vulnerabilities. Alerting is based on severity, so you can prioritize the remediation. I like their reporting. It’s easy to understand and in-depth so developer and webmaster can quickly identify and take action. Acunetix offer 14 days trial so go ahead and see it fits your requirement.


Above five are cross-platform supported, so you can use them on any platform websites. However, if you are using WordPress then following plugins will be useful too.

WordPress Plugins for Scheduled Security Scan

You can use any one of the following FREE plugins where you can schedule scan right within your WordPress. However, if you are looking for complete security scanning including Malware, then it’s recommended to have it scanned externally.

Shield WordPress Security – Compare your WordPress core files against the official WordPress files and alert you for any discrepancy found. You can configure to run this daily and also you have the option to repair automatically.


Wordfence – scan for configuration, theme files, plugin files, backdoors, trojans, suspicious code, a strength of passwords, unauthorize DNS changes images, binary, malicious files and much more.


All In One WO Security & Firewall – file change detection will notify you for any file change happens on your system. Probably the best way to get notified when file gets changed. This may create false notification emails if you are using caching plugins, so you better got to put them in ignore list. You can scan in hours, days or weeks.


Above tools should be good enough to notify you for any vulnerabilities found on your website and fix it. Which tool do you use now?

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