Note: GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan product is no longer available.
The GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan is a web-security product offered by GeoTrust that provides a daily web site malware scan. It scans the top 50 pages of your website every 24 hours to help identify malware strains before they infect your users. It also comes with the GeoTrust Web Site Malware Scan Seal that shows the date of the most recent scan and confirms that your website is malware-free in real-time.
Let’s take a look at how you sign-up for the Anti-Malware Scan, then look at how it works within the GeoTrust User Portal and some of its features.
Signing up for the GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan is a fairly straightforward process, much more so than purchasing an SSL certificate. There are no validation steps and nothing to install on your server. You can manage all aspects of your scans from the GeoTrust User Portal once you generate your order.
Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Purchase the GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan from your preferred provider.
Click Generate within your control panel.
3. Enter the domain
Enter the domain name you want scanned daily and your site administrator contact details.
4. Check your email
Locate the Scan Order Confirmation e-mail sent by GeoTrust and follow the instructions.
That’s all that needs to be done to sign up for the scan. Once you generate the order, it will take GeoTrust up to one business day to initate the first scan and the results will be e-mailed to the contact you specify on the order details.
Navigating the User Portal
Once you submit your order, you will be given access to the GeoTrust User portal, from there you’ll be able to manage all aspects your Anti-Malware scan. To gain access to the GeoTrust user portal, follow these steps below:
1. Check your email
After you submit your order, GeoTrust will send you an e-mail confirmation of your order with a link to request access to the End-User Portal.
2. Enter the order details
Follow that link to request access. You will need to enter the e-mail address on your contact details and either the domain you specified to be scanned or the order number.
3. Follow the link
Once you enter that information, and access link will be sent to your contact e-mail. You can follow that to the User Portal.
From within the GeoTrust user portal you will be able to track the results of your daily scans. You will also have the option within the portal to run the scan on-demand for quick confirmation of clean site status.
Additional features and benefits
The GeoTrust Website Anti-Malware Scan doesn’t just give you the peace of mind that your website is safe, it also comes with the Anti-Malware Seal that assures webmasters and users that their sites have been scanned by a reputable certificate authority.
When GeoTrust completes the order and your website passes the malware scan, the Anti-Malware Seal will be turned on. This site seal shows the date your website was last scanned and can tremendously help inspire trust and security in your users.