Malware & Virus Cleanup: Why?

One of the most impor­tant aspects of what WPSOS does is to clean up mal­ware, virus­es, and hacked web­sites.

In case you’re won­der­ing why we do this, it’s because we’re com­mit­ted to our mis­sion: to remove all Word­Press mal­ware and virus­es from Word­Press web­sites.

It is a tall order — but some­one needs to do it. If not, the bad guys win.

In oth­er words: this is more than a job or a com­pa­ny for us. It is a call­ing. Good vs evil. We are ded­i­cat­ing our­selves to the good guys win­ning.

What is so bad about mal­ware, virus­es, and hack­ers? A few things.

First, they put soft­ware on your serv­er with­out your per­mis­sion. Any­thing on your serv­er should have your per­mis­sion!

Sec­ond­ly, almost always, these are used for nefar­i­ous pur­pos­es — such as, send­ing out spam.

Third, since Google among oth­ers tracks how healthy your serv­er is, if it is doing some­thing bad such as send­ing out spam, Google will pun­ish your serv­er. Hence the famous “This site may be hacked” warn­ing on some search results.

Fourth, the hacks could lead to you los­ing infor­ma­tion on your serv­er.

Con­clu­sion: for not only prac­ti­cal rea­sons, but for pro­found­ly moral ones — it is your serv­er so you should do what you want with it! — we are lead­ing the fight against the bad guys.

I feel like some inspi­ra­tional music should be play­ing in the back­ground while you are read­ing this!

-mor­gan