Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cheater87, Mar 13, 2007.
Great news. I´m going to test it.
Can I use this if I have WOT and SiteAdvisor installed for Firefox?
I think 3 is too much, it's like having 3 AV.
I believe SiteAdvisor conflicts with LinkScanner.
Well I don't have WOT, but I use LinkScanner with SiteAdvisor and the Netcraft toolbar plugin. They all run fine together.
I think I will keep only link scanners, seems better than site adviosr. Any ideas?
Regarding both Linkscanner and Site Advisor....
I have a question that hopefully someone can answer for me:
Do these tools use the "Spyder technology" to scan ALL the hyperlinks associated with and included on the direct URL that they scan? Or are they scanning exploits in that direct http only?
As a side note....I like how Linkscanner includes a "right click and scan" option for a particular URL - BEFORE you visit the site! That's a definite plus over Site Advisor, which only provides ratings for "search results" and for sites once they have ALREADY been accessed....
I've been thinking the same thing. LinkScanner uses a "Reputation Filter" and a Community Network that reports on the ownership and practices of a site, much like SA, but it also scans the code of a sight, and monitors socket level traffic and can close a socket if an exploit is detected:
LS also incorporates itself into the search engines of Google and the like, so there is some overlap with SA there.
In response to JRCATES, I think it just scans the code of the page you're browsing to. I'm going to write XPL and ask them, though. Haven't found the answer on the site.
One thing to keep in mind if you're using KAV:
Edit: So I emailed them with JRCATES' question. The site says allow two days.
Dr. Web has a link scanner too. Also for Opera
Thanks cheater for the heads up!
I just installed it and i have been doing some searching through google and it takes long time to get the linkscanner result on to the google result page. Has anyone else experienced the same?
yes thats why i uninstalled it
Thanks for that lodore! If i may ask...are you using anything else like siteadvisor or WOT on your browser?
Just testing and want to aks that how to bypass this( if I really want to visit a site).
Edit: Just noted that this warning is from google and not LS, so how to bypass it.
@Ciderman i uninstalled sitadvisor a while ago since im a safe surfer and dont really need it.
plus it uses two processes running all the time.
siteadvisor is good but i dont think it really needs two processes
Whenever I launch FF and IE, svchost.exe and FF/IE start using 100 % of CPU until I close FF or IE.
Seems some conflict so it will go from my system.
I have SA for FF and IE( IE one is older version) but no process running in background.
really no saservice.exe?
or the the other one?
have you checked using process explorer for processes with macafee as company name?
if they are not running and you using site advisor then i might download it again
ok the plugin for firefox doesnt need any extra processes.
dont know about the IE version thou since it used to use two processes and one service
I uninstalled the IE site advisor. I use FF 99% of the time.
Hi Ladore! Actually it,s an older version for IE 22.214.171.124, may be that,s the reason. I don,t use IE.
A service only starts up for me when running SA with IE, never with FF.
That is because for Firefox its an extension. For IE its a download
Thanks for looking into that, asyland.....much appreciated
I'm using Site Advisor right now.....but I really like the "right click and scan" option for a particular URL for LinkScanner BEFORE you visit the site. Enough that I think I'd like to give it a try.
Only problem is that I'm reading some people notice a big time "slow down" when browsing with LinkScanner. Has anyone used BOTH and can compare the two....especially in regards to browser impact/performance?
I have uninstalled Linkscanner lite for now. It was too slow. I didnt slow down my browser but surfing beacause every time you had to wait ages for the results on google page.
I should say, except when IE of FF is running itself( SA is running at that time).
I found out the reason. It was due to IE and FF running isolated in GW.
Adding a rule for " Callingid.exe" to run isolated in GW console solved the issue. Working great.
Regarding slowdowns, no slow downs here and I am on dial up.
However the links tagging in search results takes a bit longer than site advisor but bearable.
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