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Site that stores virus/site names?


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#1 marsspeaks

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:37 PM

Awhile I thought there was a site you could put a url in i think and it would say if it was safe or not? I accidentally clicked a fake video file on a site that redirected me to a different site i quickly closed out. Malwarebytes didn't warn me about any incoming ip addresses but i rather be safe and find out.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

Are you possibly referring to WOT (Web of Trust)?

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#3 marsspeaks

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

Yes, i think. Nothing came up though for the website, however AVG alerted me and said I could be infected with BAT/Generic. I moved to the Vault but i'm not quite sure what to do now. I guess I'm fine?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:26 AM

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System Lookup is also a good site to diagnose if a program is good or bad -

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:50 AM

Those sites are worthless. They just check the page content. If the page is dynamic and redirects to other sites, these URL checker sites dont check that.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

McAfee SiteAdvisor is a free browser plug-in that warns you about risky websites sites that can't be trusted, gives safety advice and ratings about websites before you click on a possible risky site.

WOT (Web of Trust) - WOT for Firefox is a free browser add-on that warns you about risky websites sites that can't be trusted and those which are trusted by the WOT Community Trust Network.

AVG LinkScanner detects poisoned web pages by testing the destination of each URL link in real time and does not rely upon blacklists that can quickly become outdated. AVG Search-Shield scans search results and places a safety rating next to each link so you know where itís safe to click. AVG Surf-Shield scans the page behind any link you click on or any web address you type into the browser. If the page is poisoned, it stops you from opening it.

Many site rating vendors use a system of volunteer testers that continually patrol the Web to browse sites, download files, and enter information on sign-up forms. All the results are documented and supplemented with feedback from users, Web site owners, and analysis from their own employees. The advising site vendor then summarizes the results sometimes into a color-coded red, yellow and green ratings scale to help inform Web users as to the safety of each tested site. The use of such rating sites does not always guarantee an accurate rating of the results they provide.

You can always check suspicious sites using various URL Link Scanners:-- I recommend using several different vendors when performing queries to confirm the results of page content. Even doing this, as Romeo29 indicates, you still need to be cautions of other links on the page itself which can redirect to a malicious page.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:55 AM

Awhile I thought there was a site you could put a url in i think and it would say if it was safe or not? I accidentally clicked a fake video file on a site that redirected me to a different site i quickly closed out. Malwarebytes didn't warn me about any incoming ip addresses but i rather be safe and find out.

Good URL checker is this
http://urlquery.net/
Just copy and paste the URL. If an existing report, comes up, make sure to refresh/rescan. Then review the report for what was suspicious.
My bank's website once had an invisible iframe which contained redirection to a russian trojan site. Antivirus alerted, I followed up here, and got a detailed report.

Normally Opera browser would stop iframe code, but this being my trusted bank, I've allowed all activities, which in perfect hindsight was a mistake. You never know when a trusted, legitimate site gets hacked.

Edited by tos226, 26 September 2012 - 10:57 AM.





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