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DreamHost Launches Automated Malware Remover

Affordable website security scans for the masses are here!

LOS ANGELES, California—September 27th, 2016-DreamHost®, a leader in web hosting and cloud services for WordPress users worldwide, announced today the addition of an inexpensive security scanning service to its suite of managed hosting options.

Once enabled, DreamHost's Malware Remover scans selected customer domains on a weekly basis to identify and neutralize malicious code. Users receive emailed reports of potential problems, while malware and permissions-based issues will be repaired automatically.

Because web apps are only as secure as their latest update, DreamHost's Malware Remover will also scan commonly-installed apps to inform users when they've fallen out of date.

Developed in-house by DreamHost's own security team, DreamHost's Malware Remover is a mature version of an internal tool used for years at DreamHost. It brings with it over a decade of experience "in the field" and exposure to all manner of badware that one might expect to find across a customer base of over 400,000.

"We're happy to finally take the wraps off of our Malware Remover," said Marcus Hildum, DreamHost's Director of Security and guy who's in this stuff up to his neck every day. "It's the same basic tool we've been using and improving regularly for the better part of the last decade, and we're excited to get this polished version into the hands of our customers. We've put a lot of work into building it up and improving the overall user experience because our users deserve to have a tool this powerful at their disposal."

DreamHost's Malware Remover is available as an add-on option to any and all domains hosted on its managed hosting platform. Pricing is a flat $1.50 per domain per month, but the peace-of-mind and associated warm feeling in customers' chests? Priceless.

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