Cart is empty More

Why you need to make sure your site is malware-free

11/21/2012 | Security |

There's nothing more likely to give visitors a bad impression of your website than finding their PC has been infected with malware picked up from your domain, so if you want to improve your reputation, you need to make sure you're virus-free. If people are getting messages warning them of dangers when they navigate to your homepage, you can be certain they won't be back. Even if you scrub your system clean quickly, you might lose potential customers, so this is clearly an area you need to keep on top of.

This could be something you need to look at right now if you're running a Linux-based web server, as security researchers have identified a particularly sophisticated variant of malware that infects a server and hits visitors with drive-by downloads. Drive-by downloads open up website visitors to malicious code that attempts to exploit unpatched software vulnerabilities in their computer. Typical targets include vulnerabilities in web browsers, Java and Flash plugins and the underlying operating system. The newly-found threat targets servers running 64-bit versions of Linux, with security experts Kaspersky observing it appears to have been specifically designed for the kernel versions 2.6.32-5-amd64, which is used in distributions such as 64-bit Debian Squeeze. Even though it's currently thought to only be in the prototype stage, it's been described as a particularly nasty variant that you'll want to get rid of immediately if you're infected.


The Register reports the malware doesn't just target one domain or web app platform, but any site hosted by a compromised HTTP server. The rootkit also buries itself deep within the Linux kernel, making it especially hard to detect. Kaspersky warned that although it's still in the development stage, the malware shows a "new approach" to drive-by download scenarios and it's likely there will be many more like it showing up in the future. This latest potential threat highlights just how hackers are constantly evolving their strategies to exploit weaknesses. If you don't react and put in place the latest protections, you could find your web servers are compromised, which could be a hugely costly issue.

Here are 4 out of 12 reasons why you should choose

Excellent pricing is one of the most affordable hosting providers while we are using the very latest and most powerful hardware, especially when you consider freebies like a dedicated KVM over IP. We offer the best hosting deals and enable you to use the best operating systems and dedicated servers such as dual core, quad core, dual quad core, hexa core and dual hexa core at very affordable prices.

No contracts requires no contracts because we are confident that you will enjoy our flexible, fast and high performance servers which are completely dedicated to your needs. Hence, we have no obligations; you can cancel your dedicated server simply by not renewing it. This means your server will automatically expire on its expiry date. We only want you to stay because you are satisfied, not because a contract requires you to.


Pay your invoices easily by adding SnelFunds to your SnelPanel account. You can add any amount higher than € 50 to your SnelFunds balance. Once you have transferred the amount to your SnelPanel account you can start paying your invoices without needing any of your cards. SnelFunds has lifetime validity and offers great bonuses.

Enterprise servers

Here at we are not using desktop machines but only the best servers from Supermicro and Dell which are designed to give you the best performance and to provide energy and space efficiency. Supermicro provides innovative and first-to market technologies and their motherboards are quality-built to maximize customer satisfaction. And Dell servers are built to accelerate performance and expandability but also to increase productivity. Our Dell servers perfectly meet to the most common requests and requirements of our customers.