Malware is an abbreviated term meaning “malicious software.” This is software that is specifically designed to gain access or damage a computer without the knowledge of the owner. There are various types of malware including spyware, true viruses, worms, or any type of malicious code that infiltrates a computer. Generally, software is considered malware based on the intent of the creator rather than its actual features. Malware creation is on the rise due to the sheer volume of new types created daily and the lure of money that can be made through organized internet crime.
If you are running WordPress then the most important thing that you can do is to keep WordPress up to date. Many people complain that their WordPress installation is affected by some malicious script and in most cases, the culprit is the old WordPress installation.
Running a website and setting it up was one of the hardest jobs only a few years ago, but with the advance of hosting solutions and easy-to-manage platforms like WordPress, it is an extremely straightforward process that everyone can achieve.
W3 Total Cache (W3TC) is a famous caching plugin, created by Frederick Townes in 2009. W3TC is known by everyone in the WordPress community and it’s a recommended plugin, it’s always in the top 5 caching plugins.