Scan URLs with VirusTotal URL scan; includes Microsoft's SmartScreen filter

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by MrBrian, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

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    Method 1: Go to http://www.virustotal.com/ and click on 'Submit a URL' tab. Microsoft's SmartScreen is one of the analysis tools :D.

    Method 2: Firefox users can also use VirusTotal's VTzilla Firefox extension.
     
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    Nice :) Didn't know about these changes. Thx for the heads up!
     
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    Using the best "blacklist" blocker seems like a win-win for VT. :thumb:
     
  5. MrBrian

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    Thank you CloneRanger; indeed you posted first :). I did have that Ghacks.net article bookmarked, very likely because of your post. When I got around to looking at that bookmark and decided to post about it at Wilders, I did a titles-only search for 'virustotal' and didn't find anything relevant - your post didn't come up in the search because it doesn't have 'virustotal' in the title. In any event, a URL checking service is broader in scope than just checking URLs pointing to files, so I think it's a good idea to post about it at this forum, which is broader in scope than the 'other anti-virus software' forum.
     
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    Let's keep the discussions going in the older thread: [thread=280892]Virus Check Files Online Without Downloading Them[/thread]. Thanks!
     
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