First, you’ll want to locate the “Virus Scanner” icon in cPanel. This will be located under the “Advanced” pane in cPanel:
Next, you’ll be taken to the “Start a New Scan” options. From here, you have 4 options:
- Scan Mail
- Scan Entire Home Directory
- Scan Public Web Space
- Scan Public FTP Space
We typically recommend using the “Scan Entire Home Directory” option. This option will scan all files located on the specific cPanel account.
After you’ve started a scan, it’ll display the progress bar, similar to the screenshot shown below:
Once the scan completes, you’ll be presented with the malicious files if any have been found. At this time, you’d be able to investigate and/or remove the files in question. Please note, the Virus Scanner will not pick up all malicious files – it will find only known-malicious files. For example, if you have a script that is sending SPAM but is an actual mailing script, it may not show since the script itself is not malicious, but instead is being used with malicious intent.