To be successful online, you also have to be smart and aware of all kind of things that can ruin your business. One of these things is hidden malicious code inside your current template. You can have such code without even knowing about it. If it becomes true that you have it, you just must take actions immediately before it’s too late.
There is a good chance that your template already contains hidden malicious code if you’ve downloaded it from some torrent site, or any other place where you can download files for free. If you’ve bought your template from a trusted source, you shouldn’t worry about any hidden malicious code. However, still you should scan your website for hidden malicious code if you never did this before.
If you’re using WordPress for your website, there is a good plugin which can scan your entire site for any hidden malicious code. That plugin is called, “Anti-Malware (Get Off Malicious Scripts)”. You just need to install it and start the whole scanning process immediately. Before you do this, first make sure that all other plugins are deactivated. Once all your other plugins are deactivated, start quick scan and after it start full scan. Quick scan mostly takes less than a minute. Full scan could take several minutes to complete.
You should always check all your new templates with this plugin, just in case there is some hidden malicious code inside your template. Bad people put these codes into templates and later share them on torrent sites, or all kind of other sites where you can download files for free. If you want to be safe, the best way is to buy templates for your site instead of downloading them for free. If you want to get them for free, there are plenty of free templates out there, but these are mostly not very attractive and don’t have many functions.