How To Add SSL To WordPress For Free Using CPanel AutoSSL

Adding SSL to your WordPress site improves security and SEO. Learn how to add SSL to WordPress for FREE using cPanel AutoSSL in this step-by-step tutorial.

How To Add SSL To WordPress For Free Using CPanel AutoSSLKeeping your website secure is very important. If you collect visitor information, or plan to set up an e-commerce store, you should be concerned about protecting your data from hackers against digital theft, digital surveillance, and identity hijacking.

While security is one of the main reasons you may want to migrate your WordPress site from http to https (we’ll explain what this means in a moment), you may also want to do this for SEO reasons.

In August 2014, Google announced that, as part of its bid to further protect users from cyber attacks, it would start treating HTTPS as a ranking signal and prioritizing secure HTTPS URLs over regular HTTP URLs. In fact, studies conducted by leading search engine analysis companies like found that over 30% of all first-page Google results use HTTPS and predicted that this number will continue to grow as part of Google’s “HTTPS everywhere” initiative.

If you own a WordPress site, it’s probably a good idea to consider switching your domain address from ‘http’ to ‘https’ sooner rather than later. In this tutorial, we show you how to do this.

How To Add SSL To WordPress For Free Using CPanel AutoSSL

Important Info

As we provide tutorials for beginners and non-coders, this is not a technical tutorial. The section below provides a brief description of what is involved in changing your WordPress site from http to https and an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to configure your site for https using a free feature of cPanel hosting called AutoSSL. For detailed technical information, please refer to the sources listed at the end of this tutorial, or contact a professional web service provider.

SSL – Basic Overview

What Is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology protocol for transmitting private documents via the internet. SSL establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser and this link then ensures that all data passed between the web server and web browsers remain private, secure and unmodified.

SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information.



The benefits of using SSL include:

  • SSL encrypts sensitive information – If sensitive information like credit card numbers, usernames and passwords is not encrypted using an SSL certificate, any computer that gets between the server sending the information and its intended recipient can see the information. SSL makes sensitive information becomes unreadable to hackers and identity thieves.
  • SSL provides authentication – An SSL certificate from a trusted SSL provider protects users from being ‘tricked’ by ensuring that they send personal information to the right server, not to computers pretending to be other websites. HTTPS also protects against phishing attacks.
  • SSL provides trust – Seeing the HTTPS icon (green padlock) helps to increase trust on your website and gives visitors confidence to buy or do business with you online.

The advantages of using SSL (protecting your business and your customers’ information, increasing trust, improve SEO ranking etc.) far outweigh any disadvantages like cost (see below to learn how get SSL for FREE) and performance (generally only noticeable on highly trafficked web sites which your webhost can help improve).

Once an SSL certificate has been correctly installed and configured on your server for your domain, the URL of your site displayed in visitors’ web browsers will switch from ‘’ to ‘’ with a green padlock icon next to it …

(‘https’ sites display a green padlock next to the web address)

Note: Depending on the page content, sometimes you may see a padlock with a warning sign. Click on the padlock icon for more information on the site’s security status …

(Click on the padlock symbol for site security information)

Adding SSL To WordPress

We recommend using a reliable web hosting provider and hosting your website(s) on servers with cPanel installed. If you are hosting on cPanel ask your webhost about AutoSSL.

cPanel AutoSSL

(cPanel AutoSSL)

What Is AutoSSL?

AutoSSL is the solution to one of the biggest pain points that exists for every cPanel & WHM user: SSL installation and renewal. With AutoSSL there are no more forms to fill out, and no more certificates to manually copy into place. Once you enable AutoSSL your websites are automatically secured with a Domain Validated SSL certificate. Perhaps more exciting is the fact that your coverage will never lapse, because at expiration time a new SSL is requested and automatically installed.


You can learn more about AutoSSL here or search online for “cpanel autossl”.

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Ask your host if your server supports cPanel AutoSSL and if so, confirm that you can have it enabled for your website for free. Depending on your hosting setup, you may need to purchase an SSL certificate.

Regardless of the SSL option you choose (i.e. cPanel AutoSSL or purchasing an SSL certificate), we recommend asking your hosting provider to install, set up and configure SSL on your server for your domain. Once this has been done, follow the steps below to make sure that everything works correctly on your WordPress site.


We strongly recommend performing a complete backup of your WordPress site (files and data) before modifying any files on your server.

Learn about a WordPress backup plugin that can fully automate your backup process here:

Back Up, Clone And Protect Your WordPress Web Site With Backup Creator WP Plugin

After your hosting provider notifies you that SSL has been installed and configured on your domain, do the following:

Check that SSL is installed. You can do this by going here, then entering your domain name and clicking the ‘Check SSL’ button …

SSL Shopper - Check SSL Tool

(SSL Shopper – Check SSL Tool)

If SSL has been installed correctly on your domain, you will see confirmation indicators like the ones shown in the screenshot below …

SSL Installed

(SSL Installed)

You can also check if SSL is installed on your domain and perform a deep analysis of your SSL configuration by going to Qualy’s SSL Labs

Qualy's SSL Labs

(Qualy’s SSL Labs)

This provides you with an in-depth SSL report …

SSL Report

(SSL Report)

Once you have confirmed that SSL has been installed correctly on your server, log into your WordPress admin and go to General Settings.

In the ‘General Settings’ screen, replace the ‘http’ in your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) fields …

Replace 'http' ...

(Replace ‘http’ …)

With ‘https’ and save to update your settings …

With 'https'

(With ‘https’)

Next, install the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin …

SSL Insecure Content Fixer WordPress Plugin

(SSL Insecure Content Fixer WordPress Plugin)

SSL Insecure Content Fixer cleans up your WordPress website’s HTTPS insecure content and mixed content warnings.

To install this plugin, go to Plugins > Add New

Plugins > Add New

(Plugins > Add New)

Search for ‘SSL Insecure’ in the Keyword field to bring up the plugin in the search results and click on Install Now

SSL Insecure Content Fixer - Install Now

(SSL Insecure Content Fixer – Install Now)

Click on Activate

Activate SSL Insecure Content Fixer Plugin

(Activate SSL Insecure Content Fixer Plugin)

This plugin works out of the box. However, if you need to change the settings, go to Settings > SSL Insecure Content, or click on the Settings link in the ‘Plugins’ screen …

SSL Insecure Content - Plugin Settings

(SSL Insecure Content – Plugin Settings)

This brings you to the ‘SSL Insecure Content Fixer settings’ screen. Remember to save your settings if you make any changes …

SSL Insecure Content Fixer settings screen

(SSL Insecure Content Fixer settings screen)

If you are moving a site with existing content to HTTPS, some of your content may be linking to the ‘http’ version of your domain. In this case, you can do a global search and replace to replace all instances of ‘’ with ‘’ …

Perform a global search and replace to change 'http' links to 'https'

(Perform a global search and replace to change ‘http’ links to ‘https’)

You should also change the default URL settings for your domain in your Google Analytics accounts …

Update your Google Analytics account

(Update your Google Analytics account)

Remember to also add an HTTPS property to your Google Webmaster account …

Update your properties in Google Search Console

(Update your properties in Google Search Console)

After completing the above, check your site to make sure that everything is working correctly. If you experience any problems, contact your webhost for help.

Congratulations! Now you know how to add SSL to WordPress.

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Software Security Tips

In this tutorial, we provide a number of software security tips to help tighten your WordPress security and overall web security.

Software Security TipsThis tutorial is part of our tutorial series on WordPress Security. In this tutorial, we provide a number of software security tips to help tighten your WordPress security and overall web security.

Please also review our WordPress Security Guide For Beginners and our free WordPress Security Checklist.


Software Security Tips

Below are some important tips and useful information to keep in mind regarding keeping your computer protected from malware attacks.

Don’t Run More Than One Security Program At The Same Time

Running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance. Don’t run more than one antivirus program at the same time. You will cancel out the protection afforded by these programs.

Keep Your Antivirus Definitions Updated

For the most part, your antivirus software can only protect your computer from known threats.

New malware and new viruses (i.e. unknown threats) are continually being developed and regularly unleashed on online users by hackers and malicious users.

Much like scientists working on developing medical vaccines, when antivirus companies discover, are notified and/or get hold of new harmful scripts and viruses, they work on quickly developing a way to protect your computer from being infected by these newly detected threats, and release the new protection methods as updated “definitions”.

Some companies release new definitions for their software on a weekly basis. It’s really important, therefore, to keep your antivirus software definitions regularly updated. Fortunately, most software programs let you set your computer to receive automatic antivirus definition updates.

If you have your computer turned off for a long time, make sure that one of the first things you do when you go back online is to update your definitions.

Configure Your Antivirus Settings To Perform Regular Full System Scans

Just as we recommend keeping your antivirus definitions updated, it’s also a good idea to perform full system scans of your computer on a regular basis, including email scans. Once again, most security software programs let you set up automated scans.

Only Download Software Programs From Trusted Sites

Downloading files and software from unsecured and untrustworthy sites is one of the main ways computers get infected with malware. Sites can be very appealing, and entice users with “free” downloads, such as games, videos, screensavers, ringtones, cheats, money-making “secrets”, and even free WordPress plugins and themes.

If in doubt about the trustworthiness of a website, look for the following signs:

  • The site displays a secure connection in your browser address bar. Look for a secure connection (e.g. ‘https://’ insted of ‘http’) and a security symbol, like a padlock, etc. Secured sites should change from the http:// prefix to https:// or shttp:// when you are prompted to type in a user name and password. Note, however, that just because a site transmits data securely, it doesn’t mean it has a good reputation. See the other indicators below for additional signs to look for.
  • The site displays a trust certificate from a reliable organization (e.g. Better Business Bureau).
  • The site is the official website of a popular brand or name (e.g. eBay, Google, Amazon, etc).
  • Search for website reviews. Type in “name of site + review” (e.g. “ review”) into Google and go through some of the results to see what other users experiences with that site have been. Alternatively, type in “name of site + scam” (e.g. “ scam”) and see if anything comes back.
  • Look for suspicious activity. Be wary of sites that ask for personal information for no good reason. If you’re not buying anything, you don’t need to give any information away.
  • Links sent through email. Classic ‘phishing’ emails purport to come from well-known sites (e.g. ‘’) but when links are hovered over with the mouse, they show a completely different domain name as the destination address. Unless you know and trust the sender, be wary of phishing scams and try to avoid clicking on website links in emails as much as possible.
  • Sales letters that seem to be too good to be true. You know the old saying, “if it seems to good to be true …”

Install A Security Toolbar

Many antivirus and antispyware programs offer the option of installing a toolbar on your browser with security features as an additional line of defense …

Computer Security

Many security toolbars include features that block pop-ups, spam, and known phishing sites. Some can even detect potential consumer scams and warn you when you visit a suspicious site.

Can’t I Just Use A Firewall To Protect My Computer From Malware?

While we recommend using a firewall, the main purpose of a firewall is to stop other people from breaking into your system or computer network remotely. A firewall can’t stop malware from infecting your computer if you have allowed it to come in (e.g. by opening up a malicious attachment, or downloading infected files to your hard drive.

Why Not Just Use My ISP’s Antivirus?

Many Internet Service Providers (ISP) and free email providers offer some form of antivirus protection at the server level. While it’s great to have this added layer of protection, server-level antivirus programs can’t protect your computer from getting infected by malware downloaded from infected or malicious websites.

Create Separate User Accounts

It’s a good idea to create user accounts separate from the default administrator account, especially if you work from home, and other members of your family access your computer. By keeping admin and user accounts separate, you only need to log in as the administrator when changes to the computer are required. This minimizes the frequency of accessing the admin account, which limits opportunities or hacking.

You may also want to create an individual user account for each member of your family who uses the computer. This will allow each person to keep his or her information private.

Don’t Share Files With People You Don’t Know

Sharing files can allow a hacker to look at information stored on your computer or plant a virus to infect your computer. Learn about the risks of file sharing, and learn how to disable file sharing on your operating system to prevent these risks. If a file sharing program is installed on your computer, be sure that it does not run automatically when you boot up your computer.

Delete Unused Software Programs

Programs that you no longer use are usually not updated and may not have the security patches that could stop a hacker from accessing your computer. Back them up to an external drive and then delete/uninstall these programs from your machine.

Read The Software License Agreement

Before installing any downloaded software, review the End-User License Agreement (EULA). This is the legal contract between a software application author or publisher and the user of that application. Many free downloads come with spyware and other programs that you would not want installed on your computer. By reading the software agreement carefully, you will be able to find out if the software you are installing comes with any “hidden” extras.

Don’t Use Unlicensed Software

Pirated software is illegal, and sites that distribute illegal software are often loaded with malware. Unlicensed software can also be susceptible to viruses and incompatible with updates and patches designed to fix vulnerabilities in the software. Some unlicensed software copies may even come with viruses pre-installed.

Don’t Install Unknown Devices Into Your Computer

If you find a USB drive that does not belong to you, do not plug it into your computer, as it may be a trap for unsuspecting users to test their curiosity and could deliberately contain viruses. Treat it like any lost public property and hand it over to an authority or to the police.

What To Do If All Else Fails

If you suspect that malware is affecting your computer, stop any online activities that involve usernames, passwords, or other personal information immediately. Scan your computer with an antivirus software and delete anything that the program finds to be suspicious. If the problem is not resolved call for professional technical help from a computer security services company, repair shop, or your computer manufacturer.

If despite all of your efforts to keep your computer secure, you end up discovering that your computer has become badly infected, you may end up having no choice but to perform a complete reinstall of your computer operating system and restore your data from a previous backup. This is why it’s so important to have a computer backup system in place before disaster strikes.

help To learn more about creating a computer backup system, see the tutorial below:

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Congratulations! Now you know how to protect your computer from malicious software and software-based security threats.

Review Software Security Tutorials …

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redarrow How To Prevent Malware Attacks: Antispyware, Antivirus, and Firewall Software

Also …

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redarrow Password Security: Learn how to improve password security everywhere.

redarrow Browser Security: Learn how to keep your internet browser secure and browse safely online.

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Software Security – How To Prevent Malware Attacks

In this tutorial, we look at ways to prevent malware attacks on your devices using Antispyware, Antivirus, and Firewall Software.

Software Security - Preventing Malware AttacksThis tutorial is part of our tutorial series on WordPress Security. In this tutorial, we look at ways to prevent malware attacks on your devices using Antispyware, Antivirus, and Firewall Software.

Please also review our WordPress Security Guide For Beginners and our free WordPress Security Checklist.


Software Security – Preventing Malware Attacks

If you plan to do anything online, then you must accept the fact that Malware is not going to go away, and that new forms of malware are simply going to keep surfacing on a regular basis.

The two main ways of dealing with malware are:

  1. Stay informed and up-to-date
  2. Secure your computer against viruses, spyware, and malware.

Staying Up-To-Date

If you are interested in staying up-to-date with the latest malware threats, you can visit threat update pages from reputable security companies like the ones listed below:

Securing Your Computer

Making sure that your computer is free of spyware, malware, and virus infections is vitally important to your online security. There’s no point securing your WordPress site if a keylogger is installed on your computer and can send your password and login details to hackers.

Antispyware / AntiVirus Protection

Anti-spyware programs combat spyware by providing real-time protection, scanning, and removal of any spyware software found on your computer. Antivirus software performs a similar function, but it looks instead for viruses, worms, and trojans, mostly sent to you via email.


Tip: Make sure that any antispyware programs you install on your computer are authentic. Unfortunately, some programs marketed as free spyware detectors will actually install spyware on your computer. It’s best to stick with antispyware software from reputable and trusted manufacturers.

Below are some of the most widely-used and trusted computer protection software programs available to help keep your computer free of malware, spyware, viruses, etc…

Some of the programs listed below are available as a standalone software package, and others are available as part of an integrated security solution. Many security companies offer free or trial versions of their products


We recommend investing in a reliable commercial antispyware/antivirus program for maximum protection against malware and to prevent and eliminate spyware and viruses from infecting your computer system.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Windows has a free security program called Microsoft Security Essentials that works in the background to protect your PC. It checks for updates automatically a few times a day and doesn’t slow your PC down while it works …

Microsoft Security Essentials

The program is easy to use and allows you to see if your computer is secure from threats using a very simple system – if the icon next to your computer clock is green, everything’s good; if it’s red, then something is wrong and needs immediate attention …

Microsoft Security Essentials

Clicking on the icon will then open up an alert window notifying you of the problem, and giving you options to fix the issue or potential threat …

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is available as a free download …

Microsoft Security Essentials

help To download this software program, visit the site below:

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Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware


Ad-Aware is one of the world’s most downloaded security software programs. It immediately detects malware before it harms your PC, scans your download files before they have a chance to inflict damage, and automatically protects your computer from the latest threats and the newest malware being distributed through bad URLs and malicious websites.

Ad-Aware is available in different versions (see below).

help To learn more about the Ad-Aware software products, visit the sites below:

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Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy is a free and constantly updated antispyware utility that targets adware, malicious code and other threats. Spybot isn’t a replacement for a full antivirus program, but it can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer and remove some other threats.

You can use the adware and malware scanner to regularly check your system. Spybot has been around for years, and so offers users plenty of resources like tutorials, FAQs, how-tos, forums, etc.

help To learn more about the Spybot software product, visit the site below:

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more. There is also a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO version that provides constant protection and helps to automatically prevent malware from reinfecting your PC.

help To learn more about Malwarebytes, visit the site below:

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Avast is one of the most downloaded and highly recommended Antivirus programs available. It’s a complete security tool that protects you from all threats – Internet, email, local files, peer-to-peer (P2P) connections, instant messages, and more. Avast also has a “heuristics engine” that can detect previously unknown viruses and other malware.

help To learn more about Avast security software, visit the site below:

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Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing security companies in the world and has a mission to provide the world’s most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats for all online users. Free virus scans and free trials of security products are available from the Kaspersky site

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Bitdefender provides a range of security software solutions that are easy to set up and configure. The Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition program uses very little system resources, so it won’t slow down your computer. It also provides constant virus protection (also called on-access or resident protection) for free, which makes it a viable alternative to paid solutions from companies that charge for their software and for yearly access to updates (e.g. McAfee, Norton, etc…).

help To learn more about Bitdefender security products, visit the site below:

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Norton By Symantec

Norton Security Products

Symantec’s Norton range of software products provides comprehensive security protection for computers (and mobile devices). Norton products are available as standalone packages or as a ‘one-in-all’ security solution. For example, Norton 360 is easy to install and provides complete computer security by integrating antispyware, antivirus, and firewall protection …

Norton 360

help To learn more about Symantec’s range of security products, visit the site below:

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AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus

AntiVirus Free from AVG provides a comprehensive antivirus and antispyware solution that also includes an email scanner, link scanner, scheduled scanning options, automatic updates, and more.

AVG is considered by many to be one of the best free antivirus programs available today. It is a set-and-forget software program that is frequently updated and includes many premium features.

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McAfee provides comprehensive protection for home and office computers, and cost-effective security solutions for businesses.

help To learn more about McAfee security products, visit the site below:

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Trend Micro


Trend Micro Antivirus software provides protection against malware attacks and offers accurate phishing and spam protection, plus and a firewall booster that can block exploit attacks.

help To learn more about Trend Micro, visit the site below:

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If you are interested in comparing how different antivirus software programs perform, the AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. They independently examine free and paid antivirus programs and rank them for protection, repair, and usability. …

AV-Test Institute

As antivirus programs are regularly updated, AV-TEST updates the latest test results every few months.

help To view detailed test reports for antivirus programs, visit the AV-TEST site below:

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Firewall Protection

Firewalls are an important part of your overall online security strategy. A Firewall analyzes traffic data (known as ‘packets’) before it is allowed into your computer and makes sure that it is not malware.

A firewall is like a security guard standing outside a busy nightclub. Its main job is to check everyone coming in while also keeping any undesirables out.

help To learn more about using firewalls, see the relevant section in the tutorial below:

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Below we have listed a number of software-based firewall programs you may want to look into for protecting your computer from external attacks. Most simple two-way firewalls ask you to allow or deny Internet access to unknown programs. Many automatically allow trustworthy apps and remember your decisions to become silent over time.

Windows Firewall

Microsoft Windows comes with a built-in firewall program. We recommend choosing an alternative firewall solution, however, as these tend to offer easier control of outbound protection and additional features.


If you plan to install a third-party firewall solution, make sure to disable the Microsoft Firewall first, as having two firewalls running simultaneously will create problems.

To do this, click on the ‘Start’ button (the Windows icon located on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen) …

Computer Security

Choose ‘Control Panel’ …

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Click on ‘System and Security’ …

Computer Security

Click on ‘Windows Firewall’ (or ‘Check firewall status’) …

Computer Security

From the menu, select ‘Turn Windows Firewall on or off’ …

Computer Security

Here you can turn Windows Firewall on, or off (not recommended unless you are installing a third-party firewall program) …

Computer Security

Note: Some security programs will override your system’s default settings to prevent conflicts from happening. Depending on the security product you have installed, you should see a notification that your security settings are being managed or overridden by the program you have installed …

Computer Security

Norton By Symantec

Norton Security Products

We covered the Norton security products earlier. As well as antivirus protection, Norton products also provide a Firewall program.

help To learn more about Symantec’s range of security products, visit the site below:

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Comodo is a robust firewall software solution that consistently scores highly in security tests and security expert reviews.

Comodo includes a “memory firewall” (protects against buffer overflow attacks) and a “sandbox” component that limits unknown applications and new software installations from affecting your computer. If an unknown application attempts to enter your computer via the firewall, Comodo will deny the application and ask you what to do. Comodo’s firewall software application for Windows is available as a free download.

help To learn more about Comodo Firewall, visit the site below:

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ZoneAlarm is a simple and user-friendly firewall application. ZoneAlarm is currently installed on over 80 million computers and offers advanced firewall protection that monitors programs for suspicious behavior spotting and stopping new attacks that bypass traditional anti-virus protection.

ZoneAlarm offers a free download of the software with certain conditions (e.g. individual and not-for-profit use).

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Private Firewall is a feature-packed firewall solution made available as unrestricted freeware. It provides a multi-layer security solution that includes behaviour blocking technology, standard firewall protection, virus, spyware, and malware protection, process and application security, registry protection and more.

Additionally, there are many configurable settings, allowing you to set different security levels for Internet access and computer network security (ie. file and printer sharing) and configure different profiles (e.g. Home, Office, and Remote). Private Firewall is a very effective firewall program, but it is aimed primarily at slightly more advanced users.

help To learn more about PrivateFirewall, visit the site below:

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Useful Information

In addition to the products listed above, we recommend that you search online for user and technology reviews and do your own thorough research and due diligence before investing in a security software program.


As well as enabling firewalls on your computer and other devices in your network, you can also add a firewall to your WordPress site, using plugins.

You can search for Firewall plugins inside your WordPress dashboard (Plugins > Add New), or the WordPress Free Plugin Directory …

WordPress Plugins - Firewall

(WordPress Plugins – Firewall)

help Search the WordPress Plugin Repository for firewall plugins below:

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Next Step:

Now that we’ve looked at ways to prevent malware attacks on your devices, the next step is to review useful software security tips.

help To review more software security tips, see the tutorial below:

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See Also …

redarrow Software Security Guide For WordPress Users

redarrow Common Software Security Threats


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