Posts Tagged ‘virustotal’

Scan Files for Hidden Executable Contents

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Here’s a useful free program for those who download jpgs, pdfs and other content from the web (in other words, just about everybody.)

Attackers have multiple options when it comes to disguising executable files on a system to trick users into running them. A common approach is to make use of Windows’ option to hide known file types which may make it more difficult for users to identify the type of a file.

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How to Quickly Check a Domain Using Safe Browsing by Google

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Safe Browsing feature might not be perfect, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I hope other browsers follow the same path …

Web browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox use Google Safe Browsing to protect users before potentially malicious websites are loaded. This works by checking sites against Safe Browsing’s database to find out whether malware was hosted or distributed on the website in a 90 day period. When you visit a flagged site in a browser supporting Safe Browsing, a warning page is displayed to you instead of the website itself.

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Virustotal for Android Scans All Apps for Malicious Contents

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Here’s an Android App that you might want to check out before downloading other Android Apps …

Apps are without doubt one of the core features that helped Google and Apple gain traction in the mobile phone market so quickly. When you browse the Android store nowadays, you get a selection of hundreds of thousands of applications for all kinds of purposes, from gaming to better navigation, social networking or Internet browsing.

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ThreatExpert – Generate Software Behavior Reports

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This sounds pretty good in theory … but now I need a service to tell me if ThreatExpert is safe too.

There is always risk involved when you execute software on your local system. You can reduce that risk by updating your operating system regularly, running up to date security software or executing suspicious files in a sandboxed or virtual environment.

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Jottiq – Upload Files to Online Malware Scanner Jotti

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Let’s just call this one “interesting” and leave it at that …

Sometimes you may not be sure if a local file is safe to execute even with an up to date antivirus software installed. It can then be reassuring to scan the file with online malware scanners, preferably a service that utilizes multiple antivirus engines, to determine if a file is malicious in nature or not.

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