2. Extract the ZIP file contents to a folder of your choosing. If you don’t have a 3rd party Zip program (I recommend 7-Zip!) you can use Windows’ built-in one: right click the Zip file and select “Extract all…”
3. Double-click the file procexp.exe
4. Enable “Check VirusTotal.com”
The new column VirusTotal will be added automatically, and initially show “Hash submitted…”. After a few seconds it will show the results
5. Processes that are running as System and not as a standard user won’t show a VirusTotal result until Process Explorer is restarted with elevated permissions
You may see a UAC prompt here… click Yes. After a few seconds, we will see the VirusTotal result for every process:
A VirusTotal result of 0/55 means that 55 anti-virus products have checked the file and that non of them have detected anything awry!
Click the result/link to open the detailed report in a web browser. There you’ll find when the scan was done and other useful information like what anti-virus products detected anything and what type of possible infection/malware.
Example of a VirusTotal detection:
If only one AV detected something chances are that
it’s a “false positive” (wrongly detected) and that the file is clean.
Click the VirusTotal link to get more details about it.
6. If you have processes that
show “Unknown” in the VirusTotal column, it means that specific file and
version has never been uploaded to VirusTotal. To automatically upload
these files to VirusTotal select this option:
7. To submit a file to VirusTotal manually, any file (not only “Unknown” ones), which means to upload and re-scan the file, double click a process, go to the Image tab and click the button below named “Submit”
You can then exit the Properties window and wait until you see a result
in the VirusTotal column for that process. It’ll take a few minutes. 8. You can also do a VirusTotal check for all the DLL files a process uses. Select a process and press Ctrl+L to toggle the lower pane. It will submit the file hashes to VirusTotal and show the result after a few seconds:
If you find more than one suspicious process and want to terminate them, it’s recommended by Mark Russinovich, the father of Process Explorer, to first suspend (via right click menu) them. As the vast majority of malware infections include multiple processes that can easily restart each other when a single one is killed, suspending first is a much safer way.
I’ve been doing a lot of research recently on secure methods of password sharing. Being in IT, I have to share many passwords each day and also have passwords shared with me by clients.
My favorite so far is ZeroBin. It is no-frills, open source (so anyone can vet it), and fairly simple. It requires no database and doesn’t store any information in a database. It is as simple as downloading the components, throwing it on a web server and going to the index page. That’s it. I did it on my server here and have been using it personally with no issues.
You can set messages / data to delete after a certain amount of time, like 5 or 10 minutes, or longer… 10 – 30 days.
How is this secure?
The text or data is encrypted & compressed inside the browser, then sent to the server already encrypted
The server has the encrypted data and that is all
The text is encrypted inside the browser. The encrypted data is sent to the server, while the encryption key does not get sent. Therefore even if a server was compromised, nothing could be done with the data
The encryption key is part of the URL and that is what unlocks the data