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Agar.io, is it safe?


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#1 Guest_gacl_*

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 04:19 PM

Hello all, I am looking at playing the browser game Agar.io.  I am worried that my computer will get infected by visiting the site.  Does anyone play or know if its safe or not?  Thanks!



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 04:25 PM

Hi gacl :)

Agar.io is pretty popular and addictive from what I've seen posted on various forums. If the website wasn't "safe", it would have been exposed by now. It's safe to play, the Web of Trust reviews are favorable and so is the VirusTotal results.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/640466a5805cd7132e5e8b47c8a15a98f3a1c10c634f25dcbcab00f79ef62b1d/analysis/1434489943/

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:04 PM


There are number of web resources which can be used to check suspicious/unfamilar sites or get second opinions.-- Use several different vendors when performing queries to confirm the results of page content. Even doing this, 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 17 June 2015 - 11:11 PM

Not sure if you guys support it here, but aside from WoT and VT, my go-to places tend to be Quttera and Sucuri SiteCheck. They actually point out what files/code are to blame for the bad reputation.

 

And I just read a popular security blog that covered agar.io, actually. Seems like it is an addictive game.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:22 AM

I don't use Sucuri SiteCheck because it cannot scan websites behind protected hosts (like CloudFlare) so it's a weakness. Just tried a website I know is safe on Quttera. It tagged it as "malicious", yet the website wasn't found in the database. And that site's been up for years. So these two scanners aren't the best there is if you ask me.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:57 AM

That's why it is recommended to use several different vendors when performing queries.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:39 AM

Yeah, I definitely use other vendors. I just didn't see those two listed on your list, so I was curious. I have always had great success in using them. Obviously can't scan protected sites, but I wouldn't use them in that scenario, so the point is moot. Having a bag full of tricks guarantees an appropriate response can be crafted for almost any situation one encounters.

Definitely adding some from that list to my own, so thanks.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:44 AM

Just an addition, the same thread was also posted on Malwarebytes Forums:

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/169401-agario-is-it-safe/

In case other users are interested in this and want to see the replies posted there.

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