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VTzilla - The VirusTotal addon for Firefox
What is VTzilla?
VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal. It allows you to download files directly with VirusTotal's web application prior to storing them in your PC. Moreover, it will not only scan files, but also URLs.
The scanning options are embedded in Firefox's context menu and download dialog, making the analysis process as easy as clicking a single button.
What are we interested in?
The main purpose of VTzilla is to help the community in securing their systems. Having said this, if we can also collect interesting data to analyse at the same time we help the community even better.
We are interested in malware obviously, so if you come across any malicious file do not hesitate to scan it with VTzilla. Additionally, thanks to VirusTotal's URL scan service we hope that users will be willing to send us phishing and any other fraud/ecrime related sites. Why? Because hopefully these sites will end up being processed by the URL analysis tools integrated in VirusTotal and will improve their efficiency, and thus end-user protection.
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|09 Sep 2010||#2|
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An alternative is the Team Cymru MHR 1.1 Firefox extension. The purpose of the extension is to check downloaded files against multiple anti-virus and anti-malware products from the Firefox download window. All you need do is click "Check MHR" shown under the time in the download window:
Note: Neither this nor the VTzilla extension replace your antivirus software. Rather, consider the extension a supplement. With the Team Cymru MHR Firefox extension, in the event the download is identified as malware, it can be deleted rather than installed.
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