Author Topic: Is this a virus? Is it safe? How do I know if this file is infected or not?  (Read 13633 times)

Offline Kyle

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These are some of the questions you should ask your self when dealing with every unknown file;
"Is this a virus? Is it safe? How do I know if this file is infected or not?"
The answer isn't is hard as you would think.  To EXTREMELY minimize the risk, Follow these steps;

Step 1.
Upload your file to;
www.virustotal.com

Step 2.
Upload to at least one, Or both of these online analysis tools.
http://www.threatexpert.com/submit.aspx
http://camas.comodo.com/

^ From there, Hopefully you will have enough information to make a informed and confident decision.

NOTE: If using Threatexpert I recommend to register, Though not necessary - It will provide you with more information.

Here is what you should expect,
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/dffe4c73c4fbdd8989d67ce1435f8161d38d7af30cf95e79cc6ecee4c5a990c9-1250432084

http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=3bc9e3894b7d6aca2d504dfb4638d427

http://camas.comodo.com/cgi-bin/submit?file=dffe4c73c4fbdd8989d67ce1435f8161d38d7af30cf95e79cc6ecee4c5a990c9

Any questions or suggestions? Post your feed back here  :)







« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 08:43:58 AM by Kyle »
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Offline Kyle

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Re: Is this a virus? Is it safe? How do I know if this file is infected or not?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 10:42:53 PM »
Bump - Maybe consider making this into a sticky?  ;D
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Offline Twirlz

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Virustotal is a pretty handy website. It's most certainly wise to upload any file you download there, just to be sure.

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Offline M.Richter

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Virustotal is a pretty handy website. It's most certainly wise to upload any file you download there, just to be sure.

Yes, thats true and i like this site https://www.metascan-online.com/ from OPSWAT too.

 

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