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Many of us have already heard about VirusTotal, NoVirusThanks, Jotti, VirusChief, Filterbit which allows anyone to upload a suspicious file to have it scanned with multiple up-to-date antivirus engines. However there is a new service; URLVoid, it allows you to scan websites for viruses using multiple scanning engines.

Scanning websites is very different from scanning a file. The website scanners normally crawls the website and test to see if it can find any malware or spam. When found, it labels the site as dangerous. Some website scanners also takes user’s comments and ratings into consideration. Web of Trust (WoT), McAfee SiteAdvisor, Norton Safe Web are some of the website analyzers which are widely used and sometimes depending on a single service may not be accurate enough. For more accurate result, you can use URLVoid which will help you scan the URL with 9 different scanning engines.

All you need to do is enter the URL of the website that you would like to scan and click the Scan Now button.

URLVoid will then send the URL to 9 different scanning engines which are:

* BrowserDefender

* Google Diagnostic

* MalwareDomainList

* McAfee SiteAdvisor

* McAfee Trusted Secure


* Norton SafeWeb

* TrendMicro Web Reputation

* Web Security Guard

At the moment URLVoid has some restriction such as it can only scan domains and subdomains but not IP address and the report is cached for 10 days. This means that URLVoid will only generate a new report once every 10 days for a single website. Comments from WoT and SiteAdvisor are not taken into consideration due to possible false positives. If I am not wrong, URLVoid is the first online service that can scan website using multiple engines. Good job and keep up the good work NVT!


(Info from Raymond.CC)

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could be useful for sites you normally trust but one day your browser warns you that it was infected with malware. thanks!

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