MalCare’s New Post-Hack Auto-Cache Clean Feature


Ever cleaned your house so thoroughly only to find a hidden stash of dust or trash you missed? That’s quite like dealing with your website after a malware attack. You might have scrubbed away all the malware, applied security patches, and thought you sealed all backdoors. Yet, your website might still be under threat, not from a hidden corner of your website, but from your site’s cache.

Despite being malware-free, if the cache isn’t cleaned out, your visitors could still face the malware or, worse, see the hacked version of your site. And let’s not forget the uphill battle of getting off Google’s blacklist if malware persists in your site’s cache. Cleaning the cache isn’t just another step; it’s a critical fortress wall against reinfections.

Enter MalCare’s newest feature update to the Hack Cleanup feature: Auto-Cache Clean after a hack cleanup.

Remove the threat of reinfection from your cache

Post-hack, the focus is naturally on eradicating the malware from your site, getting access back from hackers, and reversing any damage that has been done. 

However, cached content, often overlooked, can harbor remnants of the attack. 

Firstly, it can cause reinfections of your site. Secondly, your users may access your site, only to see the hacked version. And finally, if your site has run afoul of Google’s Transparency Report, malware showing up in the cache will make the remediation process much harder.

Manually purging your site’s cache is often technically challenging and time-consuming, but it is a critical part of the post-hack checklist for many reasons.

A smart extension of MalCare’s automatic malware removal 

MalCare’s Auto-Cache Clean feature innovatively automates the cache-clearing process post-hack cleanup. It effortlessly removes potentially malicious content that could lead to reinfection. This feature isn’t just about cleaning up; it’s about redefining security and user experience. Automatically engaging after a successful hack cleanup, it sweeps through the site, ensuring no trace of the attack lingers within the cached content.

Automated post-cleanup security

Gone are the days of manually combing your site to clear the post-hack cache. MalCare’s Auto-Cache Clean feature springs into action the moment a hack is neutralized, thoroughly sweeping through and purging cached content across your site. This means you can focus on what matters most, confident in the knowledge that your site is clean from corner to corner.

Integrated directly with your site’s security framework, this feature activates automatically, ensuring no manual oversight is needed.

Say goodbye to manual effort

Manual cache clearing is tedious. Some plugins do this for you, but installing them and getting them to perform cache cleanups is yet another additional step in your site maintenance regimen. MalCare’s Auto-Cache Clean feature significantly cuts down the time and effort needed to ensure your site is truly clean, automating what used to be a painstaking aspect of website recovery.

Accelerating your website’s return to normal operations, Auto-Cache Clean ensures your site restores its integrity faster, providing uninterrupted services to your visitors.

However, if you prefer having more control over the process, you can always resort to manually cleaning your cache.

Enhance your site’s security and performance

MalCare’s Auto-Cache Clean feature not only enhances your site’s security post-attack but also improves its overall performance by guaranteeing that your users always access the most current version of your site.

As your site begins to regenerate clean content, users are guaranteed safety and relevancy with every visit.

Shield your site against hidden attacks

The capabilities of the Auto-Cache Clean feature stretch far beyond basic cleanup:

  • Halt cache-based malware propagation: By clearing the cache after a hack, this feature helps stop the spread of malware that might have been stored or cached during the attack. This includes various types of malware such as trojans, viruses, and spyware that can linger in cached content.
  • Prevent post-hack reinfections: Often, even after a site is cleaned up following a hack, the cached versions of the infected pages can lead to reinfection. This feature prevents such scenarios.
  • Purge probable cross-site scripting (XSS) scripts: If your site has suffered XSS attacks, clearing the cache removes any remnants of such scripts that could be harmful to users.

Challenges of the Auto-Cache Clean feature

Remember that this feature clears the cache, so users will initially experience slower load times when visiting the sites. While this is not desirable, it is an unavoidable consequence and will resolve itself in due course. 

The auto-cache clean feature works perfectly with WordPress’ built-in cache, however, it may cause issues with other performance, caching, and security plugins. 


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