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Reporting malware-infested sites.....How?


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#1 robby501

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 04:29 AM

I'm sure this is a question that has popped up before on these forums, and I'm sure I could conduct a little more on line research myself as to finding the answer. But then I thought I'd start a topic here because it might just be that there are several ways of doing it.

 

So after discovering a malware-infested site (on the surface web) and becoming infected as I just have with a browser hijacker (quickly eliminated thanks to Zemana!), what do I do now if I want to report the site in the hope that the page can be eliminated from the web as a whole?

 

Many thanks.

 

 


Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:13 AM

An ongoing threat exists for computer users who, while browsing the Internet, began receiving pop-up security warnings that state their computers are infected with numerous viruses...If you have experienced the anti-virus pop-ups or a similar scam, please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.IC3.gov.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
 

 

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.

Filing a Complaint with IC3

Venues for reporting malicious software & sites:


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:20 AM

Perfect, thanks for the info!


Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 06:04 AM

You're welcome.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 09:49 PM

Please go to this site Web of Trust and create a review for a website. Web of Trust is a browser plugin that displays a logo for safe or unsafe websites in browser searches.

https://www.mywot.com/en/community



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

When I receive a spam with what I suspect to be a toxic URL, is there a place to report it like VirusTotal for apps, so interested security researchers can take a peek at it?

 

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Somehow, this page wasn't fully loaded, and the links from Global Moderator were all in the format URL:: with a string hex numbers, so I couldn't make sense of any of them.  Going to one of those references, I see that VirusTotal does scan URLs too, so all is good.  Security researchers can be notified too, if they want.


Edited by DodoIso, 16 March 2017 - 01:30 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

EDIT:
Somehow, this page wasn't fully loaded, and the links from Global Moderator were all in the format URL:: with a string hex numbers, so I couldn't make sense of any of them.  Going to one of those references, I see that VirusTotal does scan URLs too, so all is good.

Glad to hear that.
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