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Old 4th June 2009, 00:01   #16
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Chuck IE out of the window :P and adopt Firefox. Secondly get AVIRA. It is effective and updates every 3-4 days. I have been pretty lucky with it.
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You cannot check a website for malware, but depend on Software like McAfee SiteAdvisor or Web of Trust - these would warn you when you visit known malicious sites, before allowing your browser to open them.

And IMO, Avast is pretty good in warning and blocking the malware part of websites...
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McAfee has the feature called as 'SiteAdvisor' and they are really good. They have very huge database of the certified websites that are safe to browse.

If you purchase the McAfee antiviru, then this browser plugin comes with it.
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Thanks guys just dumped some of my old AV software and installed Avast. Just tested with the Tribune site and it picks up the virus.

How can you check a web site for viruses ?-tribunevirus.jpg
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I don't have any antivirus installed on my desktop after I fixed the crashed hard drive. Will give Avast a try.

Is there any issue such as using multiple anitviruses on one system? I mean, compatibility issues? Or more of a clash of functions? Is this possible?
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I don't have any antivirus installed on my desktop after I fixed the crashed hard drive. Will give Avast a try.

Is there any issue such as using multiple anitviruses on one system? I mean, compatibility issues? Or more of a clash of functions? Is this possible?
You will be having a terribly slow system, for once!
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google chrome is showing waring these days for sites suspecting to host malware
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Actually the noscript issue is old now since the developer has apologized. Code is fixed now, and no hanky panky is being done.
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Use Kaspersky IS 2009. Its cheap @ rs. 550 for three user and for 1 year.

its a all in one package and pretty impressive.
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Use Kaspersky IS 2009. Its cheap @ rs. 550 for three user and for 1 year.

its a all in one package and pretty impressive.
Rs 550??
My brother told me it costs $ 55-70 in the US!
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McAfee has the feature called as 'SiteAdvisor' and they are really good.

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If you purchase the McAfee antiviru, then this browser plugin comes with it.
SiteAdvisor is free. It is a nifty plugin for both FF and IE. just download from McAfee website.
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Actually the noscript issue is old now since the developer has apologized. Code is fixed now, and no hanky panky is being done.
+1, besides, its not like the dude installed malware - there are folks who do a lot worse
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+1, besides, its not like the dude installed malware - there are folks who do a lot worse
That is not a good enough excuse from an piece of software posing as a reputed security extension.

Plus, I found out that I only visit a fixed number of sites, so I just un-installed it. In fact I have had NoScript disabled for a number of months, and I didnt have any security issues, so far.
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Rs 550??
My brother told me it costs $ 55-70 in the US!
BTW MRP is 1775/- . and its meant to be sold in india only.
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Hi friends,

stumbled to this inactive thread, read the two pages. The Title is very interesting, and this concept is even more relevant for today's time, wherein you have several new ways of malware infection (/injection) & even the web topology has changed drastically, access from desktops to mobile devices.

Nevertheless, in most cases (!), its pretty straightforward to check if any website (URL) is clean or malicious. I will briefly touch-upon it.

Firstly, install a good Antivirus software, which basically has a File-level scanning and even has dedicated modules for Web (& Mail) protection, (naming convention can change as per brand). There is no alternative or excuse for not having an AV installed. Its the job of AV application to check malicious content & protect the user. Even some providers have either additional or standalone modules for URL scan/advisory, to guide the user. There exists several technologies for protection, and even exists best practices.

Secondly, if you still need to externally check if any URL (or even File for that matter) is malicious, maybe for a second opinion or just being geeky, check some online portals :

VirusTotal : very popular. It checks the content (URL, File, IP, Domain, File Hash) by scanning across several AV-engines (by different AV companies) at a same time. Since few years, VirusTotal is owned by Google! Sometimes, the results could be confusing for a normal user.

Some more such portals I recall are :
VirusDesk, Securi, ZScaler, ScanURL, Norton, TrendMicro , and there exists even more. I repeat, the results could be confusing or even questionable in many cases, so be care. And beware, there are even some fake such online scanners, which are actually installing malware on your system, generally we call "fake antivirus" (article) or "rogue security software"

just like we say "Drive Safe", we can say "Surf Safe"

regards,
Pranav

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