Does such a web site exist?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by delerious, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. delerious

    delerious Registered Member

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    It would be nice if there was a web site where you could submit a URL, and then a process on the web site would load the URL and check all the files to make sure there's no virus/malware or anything, and then report back to you if the URL is safe. Is there anything like that?
     
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    There is actually. It is called SpyBye. You will have to know how to use the service though.

    You need to change your network setting in your browser to: www.spybye.org:8080.
     
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    Not too sure about a web site where you submit urls. Consider some alternatives

    1) One of those toolbars (eg from Finjian) that checks the urls on the fly before you visit them
    2) Have an av with a web scanner (most do)
     
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    Try the DrWeb Link Checker. Its free addon for IE,FF and Opera. And you can right-click and ask DrWeb online scanner to check any link.
    http://www.freedrweb.com/browser/
     
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    A service like that, which would check against everything, I'm not sure if there is one, but as others have mentioned, there are a few services, that if used together (not all on your system), it could give a bigger picture.

    But, such a service would never tell you if XYZ domain is malware free or not, for example. This service would need to have a database of each piece of malware, all the time. Its impossible.
     
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    Not quite as it is a reputation based service. I use it and it can tip me off to some shody sites. But if a bank site is compromised, WOT wont do anything for that.
     
  8. delerious

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    Thanks for the links, guys!

    I do run AntiVir free edition in the background, although that only scans for viruses and maybe not other kinds of spyware/malware.

    I would think that DrWeb tool should give you over 90% confidence that a website is malware free, since they do keep an up-to-date virus/spyware/malware/etc database.
     
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    Note that the files larger than 12 MB apparently are not checked.
     
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    I just tried the Dr. Web add on. I checked a ton of links to crack sites, free download sites, and porn sites:doubt: . They all came back clean. I could not find a site that dr. web did not like. Am I missing something??
     
  14. raven211

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    Well, if the crack sites incl. malware. :)
     
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    They all had terrible ratings from WOT. I find it hard to believe that out of all the links I tried, none of them had any malicious content.
     
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    For Firefox users, the LinkExtend add-on may be of interest. It gives safety ratings from eight other services, including Web of Trust and McAfee SiteAdvisor. It also gives site traffic information, site reviews, and other site information.
     
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    Well they might have privacy issues and content not suited for minors. Apart from being ILLEGAL !! Hence the negative WOT rating.

    If you point to a link with a valid malware, DrWeb will catch it. Just go to the Eicar site and scan the link to EICAR test file.

    DrWeb-Link.jpg
     
  18. raven211

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    Please, isn't there a better example. :D That's just too known if you get what I mean. :D What about HotBar for example? Does it atleast warn that there's Potentially Unwanted Software present?
     
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    Raven, you can point and scan to HotBar, MySearch etc and check for your self. I was just showing that it works.

    So go bonkers and scan all the malicious file url you know. Let us know what you find.:thumb:
     
  21. raven211

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    I was just saying - don't take it personal. ;) I might have gone a little overboard with the emoticons, but it's only a piece of advice as EICAR is not real malware or even PUS/PUA - I hope you get where I'm going.
     
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