After my most recent Review of the WordPress WordFence Plugin post I felt it was only fair that I take time to review the effectiveness of other similar security focused plugins in the WordPress.org repository.
It’s important to understand that while I work for an InfoSec company my focus is not on whether its a competitive product, but rather how useful it is to end-users and how effective it is at detecting malware. The goal is to establish an unbiased review, leveraging the large repository of web-based malware variants I have at my disposal.
I stumbled on the AntiVirus plugin while crawling the repository and was naturally curious. The plugin repository description is not very exhaustive, but appears to succinctly articulate what it was designed to do.