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Bad Sites...knowing Before You Click...there Has To Be A Way... X 2


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#1 1Bart

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:23 AM

Hello Folks!!!

Is there a service where you can send site addresses for analysis PRIOR to opening them?

The X's 2 issue....Say you come across a LINK...Can you "capture" the address and send it to the above mentioned analyser?


"Site Advisor"seems to work in "searches"(Google ect) as it colorizes the links but it does eat up RAM and is of little value for "embedded" links as its "analysis box" will "colorize" only after you are on the site.


Just looking for another edge to combat the "malware fiends"...........

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:45 AM

This free on-line utility will scan a URL for problems. As it's on-line, it uses little system resources.
Although not 100% fool proof, it is another utility to have for defense.

Use LinkScanner Online to inspect:
* Links forwarded by friends
* Web sites displayed on search results
* Any link with suspicious characters or web site you have never visited

(One can also purchase a Profession Edition - But, I've continued to use the free scanner.)

BTW - Have you visited the BC's "Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps"?
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:23 AM

Here is another easy way to protect yourself from sites you don't know about.

1. Use PeerGuardian 2. It'll block bad websites/ip addresses from connecting to your computer, eliminating any possible intrusions on you.

And why would you want to use PeerGuardian 2? Read this post.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=PeerGuardian

2. Use Firefox. Again, Firefox has been proven to be a safer and better browser to use for Internet surfing.
Tools to use with Firefox:
ShowIP.... Shows the ip address of any site you visit on the bottom right of the browser window.
NoScripts.... Blocks every-single script on a web site from running on your computer/browser.

Other than the above, .....the usual firewall protection, virus scan software, and most importantly, just don't let your guards down.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:59 AM

Hello!!!


THAT site works like a charm. Will be used extensively and will share the wealth. Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps may be worn out by me using and sharing..TY "Good sense" is by far the best preventative measure available!!!!!

Am mostly using Firefox WITH "No-Scripts"(what did I do without it) after getting MUCH help here from a prior topic that I asked.....Thank YOU!!!!!
Will check out PeerGuardian 2..Seems to be a good addition. Sounds like the "immunize" feature in Spybot. What do you figure its RAM implications are. Here though, the benefit would outweigh to cost...assuming it is not AOLish.....

Still....is there a way to "capture" an address when a link is in an e-mail so you can send it to the test site? "ShowIP" tells you AFTER you are on the site....as "Site Advisor" does.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:04 PM

Just copy the link and paste it into the search box in the link below.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:06 PM

Still....is there a way to "capture" an address when a link is in an e-mail so you can send it to the test site? "ShowIP" tells you AFTER you are on the site....as "Site Advisor" does.


You should be able to right mouse click on any link without opening that link,
and copy it to paste into the LinkScanner utility.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:18 PM

I just Left clicked,shaded link, ctrl C went to linkscan Left clicked ctrl V and worked OK.Got Read Out. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 27 January 2007 - 12:20 PM.















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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:20 PM

Rat's - Sorry, I'm using a "left-handed" mouse here. I forget to turn around. Ha ha...
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:29 PM

I tried your way first,Koan, and thought,What am I doing wrong again. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 27 January 2007 - 12:31 PM.















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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:38 PM

You know....DSTM AND KoanYorel... What was I thinking....... :thumbsup: ..Not much apparently.....

Thanks for the link Buddy215....BTW...That is the link in "LinkScanner Online" from KoalYorel AND it works well!!!

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:45 PM

Sorry for the confusion there on my part 1Bart! and DSTM too!
I'm an Ambi, and use a left handed mouse. Sometime I forget where I am...
who I am, and ... where was I?...

Buddy215's link is to the main site page. It's good to file that in favorites also... My link was to the free scan without all the adverts.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:51 PM

No confusion from your post Ambi.....It was all mine...The basic "copy and paste" function escaped me or somehow did not come to mind. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:53 PM

Thanks, Surf's Up there Mate. Ride the Wild Web. he he
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:57 AM

I'm an Ambi, and use a left handed mouse.


I use a right-handed mouse with the left hand :flowers: . Half the time I've got my lefts and rights scrambled, but the other half I've got them right. Hee-hee. Be that as it may, I've memorized the phrase 'right-click' to call up the menus. It looks to me as though DSTM is using the 'left-handed' mouse if he left-clicked the link in order to copy it.

I've found the link scanner to be quite a useful site. Thanks again for posting that info. KoanYorel.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:20 AM


I'm an Ambi, and use a left handed mouse.


I use a right-handed mouse with the left hand :inlove: . Half the time I've got my lefts and rights scrambled, but the other half I've got them right. Hee-hee. Be that as it may, I've memorized the phrase 'right-click' to call up the menus. It looks to me as though DSTM is using the 'left-handed' mouse if he left-clicked the link in order to copy it.

I've found the link scanner to be quite a useful site. Thanks again for posting that info. KoanYorel.

Orange Blossom :flowers:

Hi Orange Blossom,Try this and tell me it doesn't work,Please.

1 With a normal mouse in the right hand,Hold down the left button and shade the link.
2 PressCtrl and C key at the same time.
3 Go to link scan and left click in space provided.
4 Press Ctrl and V key at the same time.Press enter.
5 Wait a few seconds for the report.

I eagerly await your reply post. :trumpet:
Maybe I'm not the one with the left handed mouse. :thumbsup:

Edited by DSTM, 28 January 2007 - 01:24 AM.


















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