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Re: Another online link scanner like unmaskparasites, blacklistdoctor!
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 06:48:14 PM »
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Re: Another online link scanner like unmaskparasites, blacklistdoctor!
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009, 10:42:22 PM »
Hi Donovansrb10,

You are telling only part of the story, because blacklistdoctor says this site is blacklisted by Google there, so it is blacklisted period and it does not give an all green for it , how can it miss it, when it gives it blacklisted?
Do you know the difference between a reputation scanner like MacAfee's SiteAdvisor and WOT and a real time scanner like finjan's?.
A reputation scanner knows that a site once was blacklisted, a realtime scanner scans the actual site in real time (so when you use it) against the scanner server softwar. similar scandoo.com does. So a reputation is only as valid as the user input and the actual scanning might be anywhere between 0 and 90 days ago, google scanning same story, results cannot be trusted fully!
So, do your homework here,

polonus

I know that but the site itself doesen't detect malware. So if those site scanners didn't exist then you would be in trouble.
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Re: Another online link scanner like unmaskparasites, blacklistdoctor!
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2009, 11:24:00 PM »
Hi Donovansrb10,

In a way you were right, but one of the first and foremost rules in malcode land is never rely on just one scanner, the virustotal concept is the best proof of this principle, so always use a couple of link scanners to be certain a link is safe, like a combination of Exploit Prevention Labs Link Scanner, finjan Secure Browsing, DrWeb's av scanner plug in, Web page security report scanner)s) and natutally the in-browser protection of the avast shields. Then as a last line of defense use fx or flock with NoScript and RequestPolicy extensions installed, if malcode then crosses the moat and drawbridge to enter your "castle", well I mean machine, either your luck was in at that moment or you have created the infection intentionally,

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2009, 11:26:26 PM by polonus »
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Re: Another online link scanner like unmaskparasites, blacklistdoctor!
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2009, 07:07:12 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

The latest that our webshield should stop can be found here:
http://wam.dasient.com/wam/infection_library_index

Stay clear of these websites,

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Re: Another online link scanner like unmaskparasites, blacklistdoctor!
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2009, 09:03:07 PM »
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Thanks for the link above, Polonus, as it could be handy at times.   :)


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