Today we released the brand new version 1.13.0 of our malware scanner ISPProtect.
We added a lot of new signatures and heuristics that address more than 20 types of new malware.
In addition, to provide more flexibility, we implemented a new feature to exclude files and directories on a scan by using the exclude argument.
To exclude some files or paths from scan you can use the --exclude and --exclude-from arguments, e. g. to exclude all PNG files, type --exclude="*.png" (case-sensitive)
To exclude a log directory, e. g. in ISPConfig websites use --exclude="**/log/*.log"
--exclude can be used multiple times but it might be more convenient putting all the exclude patterns in one file line by line (e. g. /usr/local/ispprotect/excludes.list) and provide --exclude-from=/usr/local/ispprotect/excludes.list or whatever path you chose.
Marius Burkard has been working as a software developer for 20 years and has several years of experience as a server administrator. As one of the lead developers of the ISPConfig control panel and technical contact for several hundred web hosting customers, he has extensive experience with malware, hacked websites and the analysis of vulnerabilities.