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How to detect malware on your Minecraft Server

Malware in plugins is becoming increasingly popular and you have to protect yourself as they may compromise your server. However, sometimes it is too late and you now have malware on your server. This article will teach you how to detect which one of your plugins include malware inside of them.

Note: Our systems will automatically check your server for malware upon startup. It will notify you whether malware has been found.

How to detect malware on your Minecraft Server

Download all of your plugins to your personal computer and place them all in 1 folder.

Open the command terminal and head into the folder with all the plugins inside. To go into a specific folder, use the cd <folder> command.

Command Terminal

If on windows, execute the following command: findstr /sml /c:"plugin-config.bin" * else if you are on linux, execute the following command: grep -R "plugin-config.bin" . If a match is found, the JAR name will be outputted to the console. Here is an example of a folder with malware on windows:

Plugin with malware

If any malware is detected, make sure to reinstall all plugins and JAR files on your Minecraft Server. Malware can spread to other plugins and JAR files on your server

You are now able to identify what plugin has malware and you can remove it from your server. If you would like to know more, please visit this announcement from PaperMC

If you require any further assistance, please create a ticket here.

Created By: Greg K.

Updated on: 02/01/2023

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