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I have a set of bad URL's. I want to know the nature of infections affecting these URL's . Running an online scanner such as VirusTotal gives me some basic information from various engines about the URL in question like which engines tag a URL as bad, but the question of 'why' seems a bit unclear from these results. Is the URL involved in spreading a known malware ? If yes, what malware is it? And how does it affect the end client who visits such a URL? These are some of the questions I'm trying to get answers to. Are there resources / methods to get to know such additional information? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

  • Hmm, setup a Vmware, install NoScript extenstion, and visit those websites and see exactly where it came from. (It just blocks every "script" to load until you allow it. if it's not a 0-day exploit you must be allowing something to run... like Java or something alose this/those lines... – SomeNickName Jan 10 '14 at 17:33
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I have previously found wepawet and urlquery useful in the past. Both service analyze the website in question and give you some good detail about its features and behavior.

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You can also use Anubis It provides a neat report showing all the activities of the Internet Explorer process when visiting this URL.

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