Online tools

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Useful freeware and other online tools.
A more detailed list of freeware may be found at: gizmo's freeware such as this article, Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

Free online single file scanning[edit]

Free online folder/computer scanning[edit]

Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware products free and fully functional[edit]



Anti-spyware products[edit]

Intrusion prevention[edit]

Rootkit removal[edit]

Windows start-up manager[edit]

Windows system scanner[edit]

MX tools DNSBL lookup[edit]

Check if your IP or domain is blacklisted as a source for Spam


dig for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 :

  • (dig is a powerful tool to investigate [digging into] the DNS system)


Spam / PHISH aggregation[edit]

Email headers[edit]

Reporting Spam[edit]

Spam Facts[edit]

Anti-spam portal[edit]

  • Spam Links :
    the anti-spam portal: everything you didn't want to have to know about spam. Whether you are entirely new to the struggle against spam, or are a seasoned professional system administrator, we direct you to the best resources available to counter spam.


  • Blacklist of Internet Advertisers :
    this is the Blacklist of Internet Advertisers. It is intended to curb inappropriate advertising on usenet newsgroups and via junk e-mail. It works by describing offenders and their offensive behavior, expecting that people who read it will punish the offenders in one way or another.

Associated forum topic[edit]


Reputation tools[edit]

These tools can help evaluate the reputation of websites. Some are based on user reports, corporate/organization reports or automated tools (links checkers, anti-viruses, sandboxes...)

Network tools[edit]

Pharmacy verification[edit]

SSL Certification testing[edit]

Parental control[edit]

See main article: Parental Controls

List of Noteworthy Internet Explorer addons[edit]

See main article: Internet Explorer

List of Noteworthy Firefox addons[edit]

See main article: Firefox

Check for obsolete software[edit]

Scans for outdated software that is vulnerable to exploit codes, etc.

Name Type
F-Secure Health Check Online scan Requires Java
Secunia Online Software Inspector Online scan Requires Java Update Checker Download Installation is not required
Mozilla plug-in check Online scan Plug-ins only