Irrelevant files in the scan results

As an admin, if you’ve been alerted to an unrecognised file on your site, you want to know exactly what it is as soon as possible. The last thing you’ll want to discover after interrupting your work is that the particular PHP file in-question is empty.

An example of this is filtering out results when

  • the PHP file is completely empty
  • the PHP file isn’t completely empty but has only whitespace and comments (i.e. no executable code).

Shield will filter unnecessary scan results automatically all of the above mentioned sorts of file results will be eliminated long before they’re reported to you.

An empty file will not show in scan results. 

A file that has an executable code will show in scan results normally. For example:

You can adjust this functionality using a WP filter.