Tassie's Tests/Tutorials/Topics/Tips Sites

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  1. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    Hi Guys:

    I thought I would post this as I have seen some newer members asking for test sites, and other info.

    I cannot be sure if I have posted this previously on this site, [I have done a smaller one elsewhere] and if so, I apologise, either way, it will bring a pretty good starter's listing for newer members to have at their disposal in one list.

    At time of posting, each link has been verified :)

    Trend Micro's free online [Housecall] virus scanner: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
    BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan: http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
    Panda ActiveScan Online Virus Scan: http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
    PCPitstop AntiVirus Online Scan: http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/avload.asp
    Symantec's Online Scan: http://security2.norton.com/
    Eicar virus tests. Test YOUR AV: http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm


    These sites 'probe' your computer looking for vulnerabilities in your system. Probe to see what Ports they can/cannot connect to, what info they can get about your OS, your browser, clipboard, email weaknesses, etc.

    Please make sure you read each site's page first as you want to make sure you are scanning your IP and not your ISP's Proxy Server. Some sites you will have no choice to alter the setting if you are behind a 'Proxy IP' that your ISP provides. I personally cannot be scanned by one or two of the sites most of the time, as they only detect my ISP's Proxy address, therefore waste of time and your ISP may get cranky if you keep probing their ports. ;)

    Declude email tests: http://www.declude.com/tools/mailsend.html
    GFI Email Security Testing Zone: http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/

    Some of these sites you may have to "Register", just fill in a UserName and password or email for verification. No personal details needed, all sites listed below are trustworthy.
    Note: Also, the terminology may differ site to site, what one site classes as "Stealthed" may be "Blocked", etc. Blackcode's site [first in list] results are either "Closed" or "Open". In this case "Closed" is what you want. Other sites [GRC's] will have "Stealth", "Closed" "Open", in this case "Stealth" is what you are looking for.

    Blackcode: This link deleted by TAS as it now redirects to an Adult Site o_O Thanks to member 'Longboard' for the heads up on this. ;)
    HackerWhacker: http://hackerwhacker.com/newindex.dyn
    AuditMyPC.com: http://www.auditmypc.com/freescan/prefcan.asp
    Broadband Reports.com [EXCELLENT, DO THE SLOW SCAN]: http://www.dslreports.com/scan/
    Computer Cops Security Professionals: http://www.computercops.biz/index.php
    HackerWatch.org: http://www.hackerwatch.org/probe/
    Security Space.com: http://www.securityspace.com/sspace/index.html
    PC Flank Complete Check: http://www.pcflank.com/
    PCPitStop Checks/TuneUp: http://pcpitstop.com/
    Qualys' Free Browser Checkup: http://browsercheck.qualys.com/
    Sygate Online Services: http://scan.sygate.com/
    Steve Gibons's "ShieldsUP" [GRC-Gibson Research Centre]: https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 OR http://grc.com
    [You may have to download the very small, standalone, IPAgent which determines your TRUE IP]

    Keyboard Shortcuts: Dozens of shortcuts to help navigate quicker. Example ~ Have you ever clicked on a link, the link then opens up in same window, then there is another link, etc. etc. and you get lost trying to go back? Well, for those occasions when you wish you could get a new window QUICKLY [yes, I know in IE you can set preferences to open up new window each link, but not always convenient], simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on the link and a new window opens. Lots more in there.


    Tweak Central ~ Computer OS/Browser/mail Tweaks: http://tweakcentral.com/s002.htm

    BlackViper's Services Tweaks ~ Turn Off/Disable those Unneeded Services: http://blackviper.com/

    Windows Support Center: http://www.aumha.org/

    Windows XP Tweaks and Fixes: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/xp_fixes.html

    Desktop Tips ~ Bob Cerelli's Windows Page: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/desktop.htm

    Parasite Names/References [hijackers/keyloggers, etc.]: http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

    Task List Process ~ Find out what those running processes are: http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

    Miscellaneous OS Tools: http://www.sysinternals.com/index.shtml

    Start-up Applications ~ Find out what those start-up apps are for: http://www.sysinfo.org/startupinfo.html

    Windows XP Troubleshooting A-Z [Excellent]: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

    UK Security Online ~ Securing YOUR OS [Excellent]: http://www.uksecurityonline.com/index5.php

    Inside Outlook Express ~ Tools/Tips: http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/

    Knowledge Base Links, Commands & Utilities ALL OS: http://www.aumha.org/kbcomm.php

    Computer Privacy, Security and Software Links ~ VERY COOL: http://www3.telus.net/wc/privsecur_02.html

    Internet Explorer Privacy & Security Settings ~ Very Good Site for IE: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/main-nf.htm

    Want to know what that Qxxxxxxxxxx is all about. Tired of looking for a particular one?
    Go to: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/?url=/technet/security/current.asp?frame=true

    Outlook Express Stationery: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/oe/features/stationery/stationerydl.asp


    Wayne's Windows Administrator Support site for Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Penetration Testing / Firewalls: LOTS of links inside....

    Outlook Express Security Related Info: Lots of troubleshooting, etc: http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/outlook_express.htm OR: http://www.mvps.org to Home Page with lots extra info various flavours.

    SecurityFocus: http://www.securityfocus.org/

    Microsoft Setting up Security Zones IE: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/setup.asp#activex

    StormRanger Computer Security: http://www.stormranger.net/pages/590300/index.htm

    my | NETWATCHMAN Attacks Info: http://www.mynetwatchman.com/

    Distributed Intrusion Detection System
    DShield.org: http://www.dshield.org/index.html

    IGGYZ PLACE: Now this is the be-all end-all of Internet security tests/links/advice/information:

    First: http://www.iggyz.com/Test.html
    There is over 667 links inside each of the testing/info sites in this page. Take weeks to cover it all. Then.....

    there is this: http://www.iggyz.com/files/Bookmarkz/antivirus.html
    Over 770 links to various information/topics/fixes relating to Viruses. It's a "Must Read" for anyone seriously interested in security.

    Edit: Reference to live malware site has been removed. We can't link to sites that provide real/functional malware components. Thanks. LWM

    I hope I have not 'doubled' up on url's. If so, then it must be a good site, lol.

    That's it for me. I do have more, but post pretty long as it is :)

    Cheers, TAS.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2006
  2. Tassie...you've outdone yourself!!

    Your post is the most complete I've seen!!

    Be well... ;)

    WELL DONE!!!
  3. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    thanks house of games. :)

    I have a text file that I add sites to when I find them that are of interest. Been collecting them for a couple of years, and every now and then I have to cull them, as I had over 100 such sites listed.

    I picked a majority of the better ones, as a lot I have not listed just pertain to my OS [Win2K PRO]

    A lot are similar in content, but each does have its own use.

    I must also apologise to LWM and rest as I did publish a site that had trojan cleaners, etc. but also actual trojans. Wasn't thinking clearly, DOH! as no matter what warning you put, if you say "WET PAINT" people will "touch". :(

    Cheers. TAS.
  4. TEL

    TEL Registered Member


    Great list! Thanks! :) :)

    (Question: "........I did publish a site......but also [had] actual trojans." ..deleted - requests to post malware URLs are in violation from our TOS - Forum Admin

  5. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    Hi TEL, thanks and welcome to the forums.

    Uhmmm, bit unsure re your "question" so will answer what I think you are asking.

    In the lists, I published a link that had specific trojan removers, etc. plus some other tools, BUT also had actual trojans you could download.

    The moderator at the time rightly deleted that particular link as against forum policy to link to *live* malware, etc.

    At least that's what I think you were asking? :)

  6. eyespy

    eyespy Registered Member

    Hi Tassie !
    Very nice job ! Excellent post !!
    I plan on using some of those too !! ;)

    bill ;)
  7. snapdragin

    snapdragin Administrator

    WOW Tas! What a great post - i bookmarked it - thank you!! :)

  8. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

    Thanks Tassie! Indeed, this is a great job! It was worth making a shortcut of your post onto my computer! Very interesting links that you have here.
  9. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    :eek:hmmmmmm what you trying to do to me lol look like i have a clone lol but with web sites instead of apps lol

    tassie can i have permistion to copy that and post it at another message bord its definitly grade a matrial
  10. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator


    No probs mate, go for it. Only too willing to share and learn, after all I got a lot of sites from other people's postings and from my own browsing and clicking links all over the place.

    Each time I got an interesting site, I copied the URL in a text doc and it just kept growing.

    Cheers, TAS.

    Attached Files:

  11. greenze

    greenze Registered Member

    Nice lis ..........thx u :cool:
  12. Tinribs

    Tinribs Registered Member

    Very nice, top stuff :D
  13. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

    :D Excellent post TD - Can I filch the info' for my Web site with credit to you please?
  14. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

    Has this topic been pinned? It should be. Nice work, TD.
  15. hans

    hans Registered Member

    used several of your suggested sites for port scanning,i feel alot better now, KUDOS to you..great job. ;)
  16. Beginner

    Beginner Registered Member

    Ohh wonderful list! 10X :)
    i can to add some site?
    If i can.. that the URL:


    the site benchmarks the comuter and response if any error was detected, if any error detected, you will recieve instructions how to fix it.
    you can use the site as registred user (free registration) or as anonimus user.
    sounds good?
    What do u think? i been very happy to do what do u think :)
  17. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    Hello Beginner. Welcome :D

    Yes, that is a good site, and yes, I did have it listed [once in the online AV scan, and once under Browser/Firewall Testing section]. :cool:

    But nevermind, it is a good site, so worth mentioning twice. ;)

    Hope you enjoy the links 'Beginner'.

    Cheers, TAS
  18. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Hi Tassie :)

    Impressive list indeed ! Congratulations.

    I'd like to suggest another link if I may...


    Sorry if already indicated and I missed it.

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
  19. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Hi again... ;)

    BTW, I was wondering... If you had to advice a beginner and suggest to him the ten sites YOU like best, which ones would you pick out of the list you started this thread with ?

    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
  20. crockett

    crockett Registered Member

    Hello ;)

    Might be interested in this one:


    Rgds, Crockett :cool:
  21. FukenFooser 007.5

    FukenFooser 007.5 Registered Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Now that is why I need a printer!!!!
    Bookmarked and have been doing same to each as going along.
    My previous "frantic" worry, would have been put to ease faster knowing sys is fairly safe and infection free and that drive was just on last couple of gasps, (sounded more like a high pitched scream), and not "Evil Inside"

    thanks for the BEST LIST!!

    Hats off to you !!!! :D :cool:
  22. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Tassie, U R "BUFF!"

    I'll Double Checkout's "PINNED" Ques.

    And Tas, that LWM edit, "SCARY PLACE", huh?
  23. Terryala

    Terryala Rest in Peace

    Just a suggestion: It would be nice if this Tread was updated as I found some of the links not working such as StormRanger & iggyz.com/files/bookmarkz/antivirus.html.

    Also Info on TweakCentral is now a year old.

    Not being pickie. Just was wondering if it was time to update the info. what with the changes that have been made with the release of XP SP2 etc.

    Thanks as the information posted was a great help and should be continued as it will help others as they come on board this Forum.

    Grand Dad
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2004
  24. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Hi Terryala,

    Good to see you here at Wilder's. In response to your inquisition, our good friend Tas has been a bit busy as of late
    (though occasionally dropping by).....you can find an update of sorts here.
    I'm sure if time permits he'd be accommodating via pm. :)

  25. Terryala

    Terryala Rest in Peace

    Thank you for the info.Will give the Link you supplied a check.

    Grand Dad
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