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Offline ChuckRJr

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URL?
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
What free tools are available to supply information about a URL.  I would like to investigate the source of URL's that come with junk.

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Re: URL?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 11:21:55 PM »
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Re: URL?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 07:05:45 AM »
Also, Google's Safe Browsing Site Status:
https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=URL (replace URL with the real URL of the site you're investigating, or use https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/diagnostic/)

and the hpHosts database:
https://hosts-file.net/?s=Browse (use the Find/Search box, site classification codes are detailed at https://hosts-file.net/?s=classifications).

Better to not rely on a single source, some databases can be slow to update (I've seen some databases where checks haven't been done for 6+ months on many sites, also sites that have been clean for over a year still flagged as malicious, the worst culprit was McAfee's free online checker, SiteAdvisor, I don't know if it still exists in an online format. Norton can also be slow to clear false positives and reclassify cleaned up sites).



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Re: URL?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 06:03:17 PM »
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