Malware/Virus Check Basics

This article covers the setup of the Uptime.com Malware / Virus checks within Uptime.com. Your domain will be checked once per day against these two major malware databases to determine if you have malware:

  1. Google Safe Browsing List
  2. Yandex Safe Browsing List

This tutorial assumes you are signed into your Uptime.com account.

Adding Your First Malware / Virus Check

To add a new Malware / Virus Check, click on Monitoring and Checks from the left navigation menu. Then, click the Add New button.

In the Add Check pop-up box:

  • Enter a name for your Malware / Virus Check.
  • Choose Malware / Virus from the Check type dropdown box.
  • Enter the domain to check.

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Check Your Domain for Malware

The Uptime Malware / Virus check looks for your domain on the Google Safe Browsing List and Yandex Safe Browsing List once each day. Domains on these lists are flagged as having dangerous malware.

Failed Checks

Before you finalize your check, click Run Test to verify your settings are returning the expected results. 

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Please note: This check type is run once per day. If you experience a failure and believe the issue is corrected, you can click Run Test to verify settings are correct. The check will return to UP status 24 hours after the alert was issued, assuming the test is successful and no other issues are detected.

If your domain is on either of the safe browsing lists, Uptime.com will send an alert to the contact email you specified when setting up your account. This alert includes which safe browsing list your domain has been found on. Be sure you check and remove dangerous malware from your domain BEFORE contacting the list owners to request removal. Malware checks do not have an Average Response Time but do report the Total Downtime.

Finalizing Your Check

Required fields in the Malware / Virus check include:

  • Name of check
  • Check Type
  • Domain
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