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Any way to analyze and infected URL?

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#1 CyyberSpaceCowboy


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:04 PM

I got suspicious e-mail that I'm pretty sure contains a virus infected link. I'd like to analyze the page to tell the sender what they might be dealing with. My web content beyond HTML are not what they should be and if the agent is inside a binary a doubt you could tell anything by looking at the HTML. Is there any technology that will scan a link and tell me what it might be trying to infect visitors with?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

There are several services that provide similar but not identical link checking.

http://www.virustotal.com/ (click on the "Submit a URL" tab)

Virus Total scans the URL with the URL scanners from Avira, BitDefender, Dr.Web, Firefox, G-Data, Google Safebrowsing, Malc0de Database, MalwareDomainList, Opera, ParetoLogic, Phishtank, TrendMicro, Websense ThreatSeeker and Wepawet. If any file is downloaded, you also see the results of about 40 antivirus scanner's used against the file. Example: Bleeping Computer's Virus Total report.


WoT or Web Of Trust shows the safety ratings given by other people for a given website. Example: Bleeping Computer's WoT page.

In the end, though, if you suspect a link in your e-mail to be malicious it likely is.

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