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SiteLock: Free Scan

SiteLock Lite is being added to all new hosting accounts. SiteLock Free Scans provides you with a free malware scanner that searches for malware by scanning the sitemap of your website for infections.

Benefits of a Free SiteLock Scan

  • Early Detection - You'll receive an immediate email alert if malware is detected.
  • Avoid Blacklists - With early detection, you can act promptly to remove the malware and keep clear of search engine blacklists.

SiteLock Free Scan is, as the name suggests, a free product with great benefits. Still, upgrading to SiteLock Essentials, Prevent, or Prevent Plus will give you additional security and peace of mind:

Features of SiteLock Essentials, Prevent, or Prevent Plus

Note: All of the following features are available with Prevent Plus plans. For specifics on what features each plan includes, please see How to Order SiteLock.

  • Daily Malware Detection Scan
  • File Change Monitoring
  • Database Malware Removal
  • Targeted Attack Blocking
  • Malicious Bot Protection
  • Reputation Management (business, phone number, spam, SSL, domain, or postal mail verification)
  • SiteLock CDN or Web Application Firewall
  • PCI Scanning
  • CMS Vulnerability Scanning & Patching


Q: Will this cause my site to run slow?

A: SiteLock Free Scan runs only for 15-20 seconds/day and doesn’t have any material impact on your website during the scanning period.


Q: Can I cancel the scan?

A: You can cancel the Product from your Bluehost account whenever you want.

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You can also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.<

SiteLock has released its 2020 Annual Security Review. Kindly visit our article by clicking here. It will show you what they protect you from.