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What items are scanned by the website audit

The Audit currently performs 4 main functions:

1. Joomla configuration and best-practices detection

This part of the audit scans for many of the well-known Joomla best-practices such as:

  • Removing administrator with known usernames
  • Using strong passwords for Joomla users and for your database
  • Disabling guest user registration
  • Using random database prefixes
  • Disabling Magic Quotes and Register Globals
  • In total, 22 items are checked in this section.

2. Joomla Filesystem Integrity

This part of the audit scans checks of any of the core files distributed in the Joomla core package have been hacked.

3. File & Folder Permissions

This part of the audit scans every file and folder in your Joomla installation to make sure the permissions are safe.

4. Deep Malware Scanner

Unlike our long-available surface malware and blacklist scanner, the Malware Scanner in the Audit is a deep, inside-out scan that looks for common malware signatures and suspicious code.