vrijdag 5 november 2010

Check download links for malware with VTChromizer for Google Chrome

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It never hurts to have a wingman when you're trying to avoid malware on the Web, and VirusTotal has been a trusted companion for quite some time. Its Web-based scanner offers an easy way to check a file for infection prior to downloading, and it's just gotten a lot easier to access in Google Chrome.

A new extension called VTChromizer adds two-click analysis via VirusTotal to your Chrome context menu. Find a file you want to download, right click and choose Scan with VirusTotal, and wait for the analysis to complete. Once you've got the all-clear, you can download your file with confidence. VTChromizer also allows you to search the VT database for a hash, URL, keyword, or for files submitted by a specific user via a drop-down menu.

Sure, most capable antivirus programs do a decent job at protecting you from malicious files -- but sometimes when you're about to grab something from a site you're not familiar with it's nice to inspect it before you download.

Check download links for malware with VTChromizer for Google Chrome originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 04 Nov 2010 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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