Possible to check website for spyware/malware/etc. by going there?
Is there some way to check a site to see if there were any "baddies" on it that you'd end up with from just going to that site? I was trying to go to a certain site, and couldn't remember the address, and ended up typing in the wrong address, and that web address I typed redirected to a webpage with a credit card offer. I hit the back button in my browser and a Firefox pop-up box came up asking me if I really wanted to leave the website (with yes or no buttons) and I clicked yes (though I guess I should have just closed Firefox) and it did go back to the previous page I was on. Then I closed Firefox and reopened (which clears my cache/cookies/etc.) and went to the correct site and went about my business.
Is there some way to find out if this web address (which redirects somewhere else) has anything I need to worry about having gotten on my computer just from visiting it by accident? Or from clicking "yes" when it asked if I really wanted to leave the page? Is it even possible that it could have done something bad in the first place?
I was using Firefox 15, and I have Microsoft Security Essentials running, and Windows updates are up to date as of last month (waiting for Woody's "all clear" for this month still). (But I don't want to install more programs to run scans, etc. I'd just rather find out if that site's got anything bad on it, if possible.) I tried entering it into this site-check here: http://safeweb.norton.com -- but it says that it hasn't been scanned/checked by them.
Thanks and sorry to bug you folks!
PS. Did MSE full scan and Spybot scan and nothing turned up on my computer, fyi.
PPS. For some reason, I am now getting a weird buzz turning on and off from the laptop, but I'm guessing that's I coincidence? (I have an HP 2000 Notebook, so I'm researching the sound now...)
My favourite website scanners....
I have these all bookmarked for easy access....
www.virustotal.com (hit the "scan a URL" link, paste the url and hit "Scan It!"
All use different techniques and therefore can give different answers. For example, SURBL compares a given URL against lists of URLs pulled out of spam emails. (However, their recent addition of a captcha makes it a little more painful to use.)
I also find that with the firefox built in "Tools->Options->Security->Block reported attack sites" check box it occasionally intercepts browsing to sites and offers up an "are you sure?" screen.
When I researched this some time ago I found this list:
The list above are my favourites from it.