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Windows 7: Metascan Firefox Add On released

23 Oct 2014   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Metascan Firefox Add On released - Links fixed

For anyone who's interested in adding a little security:

Metascan Online Extension for Firefox has been released.
Requires sign-up via email to obtain an API Key
There is also a Chrome add on (not covered in this post) - you can get it here:

Metascan Online for Chrome

Scan any website, link or download for malware.
Scan network connections for untrusted ip addresses.
Download Metascan Online For Firefox

(Click "Download the plugin" under the section headed Metascan Online for Firefox)


Note - I'm using Cyberfox 64bit and not Firefox so the method may be slightly different for Firefox.
Download the extension and save the file.
Start Firefox and open the Add Ons tab.
Click the Gear symbol next to "Search All Add Ons"
Choose "Install Add On From File"
Browse to your downloaded file and double click.
Restart Firefox
Metascan Firefox Add On released-add-ons-manager-cyberfox.jpg

Note   Note
You'll need to get an API Key:


Metascan Firefox Add On released-api-key.jpg
Click the Blue Icon in the toolbar to enter the API Key.

How to use Metascan Online Extension for Firefox:
Metascan Firefox Add On released-how-1.jpg
To scan a link - right click on the link:
Metascan Firefox Add On released-scan-link.jpg
To scan the website's ip address use the icon on the toolbar:
Metascan Firefox Add On released-scan-network.jpg
Additionally use the same method to scan network connections:
Metascan Firefox Add On released-metascan-online-ip-scan.jpg
If you download a file you will see an extra option appear:
Metascan Firefox Add On released-scan-downloads.jpg
If you choose to scan the downloaded file it will be scanned with 40+ antivirus engines and the results will be displayed in a new window.

If the file is zipped - the file will be uploaded and files extracted before being scanned online.
Metascan Firefox Add On released-scan-downloads-results.jpg

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26 Oct 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Download links fixed
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 Metascan Firefox Add On released

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