OK, you’ve built a great website/blog and you’re lovin’ it…traffic is flowing, people are reading, leaving comments, the world is your oyster…sounds good doesn’t it. Of course it rarely works out quite that way, but hey, life is an adventure, even if you don’t find the Golden Fleece, you can still have a lot of fun along the way.
Now you’ve protected your baby, you have all the plugins’, and add-ons to make your site secure…you’ve even disabled registration, and made your comments set to administrative approval, you’ve done everything possible to protect your site and your site visitors.
But despite all your efforts your site is still vulnerable. Sadly, that’s the case. Because no matter how well you protect your site there’s someone out there that knows how to circumvent your security. Who knows more than you do about web-security and how to get past it.
Well…I’m going to help you…by giving you some tips on ‘ free ‘ online website scanners. And suggest to you that if you have a website or blog you should be testing them regularly as a part of your normal security measures.
Just like you should regularly update your Anti-Virus, or Firewall, or NoScript, or AdBlock, or SpywareBlaster, or Ad-Aware, etc…you should check your website every once in awhile for issues related to malware and viruses. Even if you have no reason to suspect that there’s a problem it’s a good habit to get into, and it’s a comfort to your visitors that you are conscientiously looking out for their welfare.
So…without further ado…
TAZ Presents: Online Website Scanners
All of these, incidentally, are FREE … just add your URL to be scanned
“Sucuri SiteCheck scanner will check your site for malware, blacklisting status, and out-of-date software”…
“VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware”…
AVG LinkScanner Online
“If you’d rather be safe than sorry, enter the URL of the site or web page you want to visit in the box below. Our free LinkScanner Online service will visit the URL in a controlled environment on our servers. LinkScanner Online will inspect it in real-time for whether it is hiding any exploit code and, if so, what exploit”…
“Hackers exploit security vulnerabilities in popular web software such as blogs, forums, CMS, image galleries and wikis to insert hidden illicit content into web pages of innocent third-party web sites”…this site also checks for ‘ hidden ‘ exploits that you can’t see with your naked eye…
“This service will scan the URL you insert in the form below and will output all the live links, iframes and external scripts found. You can use this service to analyze your website and see if there are unknown iframes or links that point to unknown domains. On the right of each link there is the option to scan the domain or subdomain of the link directly in URLVoid to have a better idea of its reputation”…
URLVoid’s Main Scanner
Which generally scans your site for exploits
Rex Swain’s HTTP Viewer
“See exactly what an HTTP request returns to your browser”…it’ll show you both what you see, and what you don’t see
So…there you have it…7 FREE Online Website/Blog URL Scanners that will tell you if you have a problem.
you can use them for ANY URL to check if there’s a problem on the sites you visit…so if you’re wondering about or suspicious of a site – use these along with your regular online security.
Be SAFE Online!
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Also: Computer Scanners
You might find these very useful in checking your computer for viruses, trojans, and other malware…in addition to and to supplement your already existing security measures.
The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows XP
these are NOT meant to replace existing security systems you have installed on your computer, but they DO come in handy similar to a second opinion…especially if you think there might be something on your system that your regular security measures is missing or if you think your security measures themselves might be compromised.