Signature-based scanning

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

A malicious software scanning technique, typically used in anti virus and malware scanning software to identify infections. The way this detection works is it scans the code of the target site for signatures of known malware and infections. Since it uses signatures the engine cannot find malware that it does not know about, therefore is not the most reliable type of malware detection and is very high maintenance.

Our other plugins