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I received a is.gd shortened URL link by a friend over facebook, I have a feeling his account has been compromised and the link leads to a trojan, though I may be wrong.
He sends me a lot of stuff usually but it's never used through a shortened URL link, is there anyway I can click on it and view it's content safely?
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proxy maybe, but I'm not sure..
post #3 of 17
Look up sandboxie, but it is only used to prevent a virus from infecting your computer. so if it says that you've been logged off Facebook don't reenter your password and whatnot
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is.gd is safe.

an upload site I use uses it.
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If you were running a linux os.or live cd.
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Use a VM
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Theres a site that expands short urls, but I can't remember what it is.
I second using a sandbox. Or a virtual machine.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by grayfox99 View Post
Theres a site that expands short urls, but I can't remember what it is.
I second using a sandbox. Or a virtual machine.
http://longurl.org/tools
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+1 on Sandboxie.

a. Set Sandboxie to "Drop Administrative Rights"
b. Set important/system folders to "Read-Only"
c. Set all your Internet-facing programs to run Sandboxed automatically.
d. not needed but, set Cache or Sandbox to delete when last sandboxed program closes.
e. Profit!

No Antivirus, no Anti-Spyware, needed. Running Comodo Firewall only. 3+ years running smoothly in the 24/7 Family Puter.
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