MalCare WordPress Security Plugin - Malware Scanner, Cleaner, Security Firewall 5.56

Does "MalCare WordPress Security Plugin - Malware Scanner, Cleaner, Security Firewall" work with WordPress 6.5.4 and PHP 8.1.12? A smoke test was performed on .


No PHP errors, warnings or notices
No JavaScript exceptions
All test pages loaded successfully
No resource errors
Looks good! No problems were detected.

Memory usage: 21.03 KiB
The average PHP memory usage increased by this amount after activating by the plugin.

Page speed impact: insignificant.
The plugin didn't make the site noticeably slower.

WordPress version6.5.4
PHP version8.1.12
MySQL version10.6.10
PHP memory limit512M
Plugin Info
Last updated
Active installs 400,000+ page

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Pages 3

MalCare ‹ Test site — WordPress

Page screenshot: MalCare ‹ Test site — WordPress
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=malcare
Requested URL /wp-admin/plugins.php?action=activate&plugin=malcare-security%2Fmalcare.php&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s&_wpnonce=bae94cb08c
Aspect after-activation
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.917 s
Memory usage 3.39 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None


Page screenshot: MalCare
URL /wp-admin/admin.php?page=malcare
Aspect menu-item
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.326 s
Memory usage 3.36 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None

Test site – Just another WordPress site

Page screenshot: Test site – Just another WordPress site
Aspect front-page
HTTP status 200
Load time 0.285 s
Memory usage 3.38 MiB
JS errors None
Resource errors None


URL Load time Memory usage
Inactive Active Change Inactive Active Change
/wp-admin/index.php0.432 s0.447 s+0.015 s3.44 MiB3.47 MiB+ 35.41 KiB
/wp-admin/edit.php0.257 s0.285 s+0.028 s3.46 MiB3.5 MiB+ 35.09 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php1.161 s0.821 s-0.340 s5.59 MiB5.63 MiB+ 39.77 KiB
/wp-admin/upload.php0.683 s0.516 s-0.167 s3.38 MiB3.4 MiB+ 17.68 KiB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php0.273 s0.225 s-0.048 s3.37 MiB3.38 MiB+ 9.65 KiB
/wp-admin/media-new.php0.363 s0.293 s-0.070 s3.35 MiB3.38 MiB+ 29.87 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category0.249 s0.236 s-0.013 s3.37 MiB3.4 MiB+ 35.04 KiB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page0.602 s0.665 s+0.063 s5.59 MiB5.62 MiB+ 35.35 KiB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php0.599 s0.330 s-0.269 s3.36 MiB3.38 MiB+ 18.49 KiB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php0.306 s0.223 s-0.083 s3.39 MiB3.41 MiB+ 17.72 KiB
/0.354 s0.223 s-0.131 s3.42 MiB3.38 MiB- 42.77 KiB
Average 0.480 s0.388 s-0.092 s3.79 MiB3.81 MiB+ 21.03 KiB

Code Statistics

Note: Third-party libraries and minified JS/CSS files are excluded from these statistics where possible, so the numbers you see here may be lower than those reported by other tools.

Language % Lines of code Comment lines Files
Total 11,397 119 73

PHP Code Analysis | More results »

Lines of code 10,852
Total complexity 2,660
Median class complexity 23.0
Median method complexity 2.0
Most complex class MCProtectFW_V556
Most complex function BVDBCallback::process()
Classes 51
Methods 715
Functions 0


Things that the plugin adds to the site. This section is not intended to be comprehensive. The test tool only looks for a few specific types of added content.

Options wp_options 3

PHP Error Log

The log file is empty.

See also: All tests for this plugin, How to Hide the "MalCare" Admin Menu