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#1 Stipl3x

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:43 AM

Hi!
I recently wanted to download a rom for my android from a site that I have use many times. But about a year ago it had an error on one link and now I have tried the other link.

The site is this: hxxx://www.droidzone.ro/tutorial-cum-instalezi-manual-jelly-bean-pe-samsung-galaxy-s-advance-i9070/]hxxx://www.droidzone.ro/tutorial-cum-instalezi-manual-jelly-bean-pe-samsung-galaxy-s-advance-i9070/. The link from where I have downloaded the soft is: hxxx://d-h.st/iXl]http://d-h.st/iXl.

But the other link is: hxxx://www.hotfile.com/dl/230404154/238af4f/I9070XXLQG_I9070ITVLQ3_ITV.zip.html]hxxx://www.hotfile.com/dl/230404154/238af4f/I9070XXLQG_I9070ITVLQ3_ITV.zip.html. And it opened up two sites instead...like ad site: wheretowatch and creativityworks.

All I want to know if these sites are ok and I don;t have to worry...because yeah..I really care about my pc's security
Hope for a fast and clear answerxxx.

Mod Edit: Deactivated potential dangerous links - Hamluis.


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:26 AM

hotfile.com was shutdown in 2013 for copyright violation. DEV-HOST (http://d-h.st) on the other hand, is still operational and appears to be clean, but still has adverts, nothing an ad-blocker can't fix. Cyber security goes beyond just worrying about a particular site. A start would be to use a secure browser (Firefox and Chrome now have inbuilt protection against malicious sites) then install a good ad-blocker extension/add-on for your choice of browser. Keeping your browsers, security programs and operating system up-to-date is key to keeping out bad stuff. Search the Web for the many ways of securing your PC and being safe on the Internet, it's a broad subject.



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for your answer!
I used Chrome and I have adbplus installed and plus I have installed Malwarebytes anti exploit and anti malware non premium for at least 2 months and I have Avast free as av
And I did 2 scans (fast and full) with both and it looked ok.
But if the site is closed, I think these are just 2 sites affected by the copyright violation.
Because the second appeared like a document(maybe some legal stuff...I didn't read it).
And I deleted the file...it was for an old phone that made a lot of problems. :))
Anyway, I think I will start a serious research about security.
And thanks again for your help! It was very helpful!

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:05 PM

You can always check suspicious/unfamiliar sites or get second opinions using various URL Link Scanners:-- 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 06 May 2016 - 02:45 AM

Thanks
I think I will search the VT addon
It looks ok
I will search more about it

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:02 AM

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:48 AM

As a tip I recommend using firefox as your browser and installing the Noscript extension, if in future you were to accidentally follow any dodgy links to pages that would try to infect you they will be unable to perform any drive-by downloads because noscript will be preventing the necessary scripts from functioning. Just make sure to be very careful about which sites you choose to "allow" in noscript and you'll find it to be one of the best defences possible, though having malwarebytes anti-exploit behind it as an extra anti-drive-by layer is always a good idea. neither of these will protect you though if you deliberately download a file, then run it and it turns out to be malicious, you still need a good antivirus alongside these tools and you need to be cautious.
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