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vURL Desktop Edition

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:36 pm

What is vURL Desktop Edition

vURL Desktop Edition (vURL DE) is the desktop version of the extremely popular vURL service that we've been running for quite some time now.

This application has been developed solely to provide those that like our service, an alternate method of doing such. This edition also helps to save on my own server costs as it is entirely standalone*, requiring only your own internet connection.

vURL Desktop Edition currently allows you to get and save the source code of any website you fancy with the click of a button, and additionally, see a list of files it currently links to.

As with the online version of the vURL service, this application is and will remain, completely free for both personal and business use.

Current version: 0.1.6

Changes in this release:

Added: Extra routine for JS escaping when Windows API fails

Release history:
http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... topedition

Download:
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Postby JeanInMontana » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:49 pm

This program should also get a mention in Malware Marauder Must Haves. I highly recommend it if your in the habit of surfing to the wild unknown or have a link to a site your not sure of.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:22 pm

Version: 0.1.7

Changes:

Added: Send link to Site Online (requested)

Fixed: URL not accepted when passed in quotes

Notes:

Unless you are using the Site Online (in development) program, or are experiencing the error fixed with this release, you do not need to update from 0.1.6


Filename: vurl_de-0_1_7_-_sopatch.zip
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Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:39 pm

I'll sort it out for both SO and vURL DE :)

JeanInMontana wrote: To those that didn't read the reputation note. I asked for a feature to include a bad site in the hpHosts inclusion list. A direct deposit, so to speak.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:41 pm

0.1.8

Changes:

Added: Perform TrustedSource query
Added: hpHosts status (see update notes)
Added: Prompt to clean dl_temp folder when it reaches 100KB (prompts when closing program)
Added: New settings dialog
Added: Automatically scan source for scripts and executables now optional
Added: Automatically scan source for images now optional
Added: Automatically scan source for links now optional
Added: Download and process the current site every (n) mins
Added: Launch dissection in new vURL DE instance

Modified: Re-designed UI
Modified: New icon (courtesy comicfan2000 - http://comicfan2000.googlepages.com)
Modified: Re-written and significantly sped up link extraction
Modified: Protocol will be added when passing command thats missing it (i.e. somesite.com instead of http://somesite.com)

Notes:

I've added a routine to check if the site being dissected, is listed in hpHosts. If listed, the address box will turn red.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:10 am

Version: 0.1.8 R2 Date/Time: 09/11/2007 09:08:36

Fixed: Minor bug when trying to dissect URL from links

Notes:

This is a re-release of 0.1.8 due to a discovered bug
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Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:05 pm

Latest beta of vURL DE is ready

v0.1.9

Changes:

Added: Connect using MS XML
Added: Spoof user agent and referer (MS XML mode only)

Modified: Exit etc icons now position correctly

Download/Comments/Opinions:
http://forum.hosts-file.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=241

Homepage:
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Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:08 am

0.2.0 has been released:

Modified: Updated link extraction routine
Modified: Various other minor modifications

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Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:57 pm

0.2.1

Changes:

Fixed: Send button doesn't re-appear after changing from Misc Tools mode
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Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:13 pm

Version: 0.2.3

Changes:

Added: Sample User Agent strings file
Added: Full Vista detection
Added: Over-ride logging and configuration locations (see notes)

Modified: Re-written logging routines
Modified: Re-written configuration saving routines

Fixed: Path/File error when launching program from a limited account on XP or Vista
Fixed: User Agent and Referer not saved
Fixed: Minor bug when pasting URL (auto-protocol detection routine has been removed)

Notes:

I've added a routine to allow over-riding the location used for saving the logs and settings when running Vista. To use this, simply create a file called "override.txt" in the same folder as the application, and the logs and configuration, will be treated as though running on non-Vista machines (this allows running from a flash drive for example, on a Vista machine).

This is ONLY required if running on a limited account.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:08 pm

Version: 0.2.4

Changes

Added: Description for response codes when using MSXML method
Added: Method being used, to title bar

Fixed: User Agent drop down box showing log instead of UA file
Fixed: Error when antivirus deletes temporary content storage file (see notes)

Misc: Other minor modifications

Notes:

I've corrected a bug in the program that occurs when you download a malicious site's content, and the antivirus program deletes vURL DE's temporary content storage file.

Whats actually annoying is, I only noticed this as I am running Kaspersky IS on the laptop, and Kaspersky only caused the error when the program attempted to load and display the file's content - it did NOT cause an error when actually creating the file to begin with.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:33 pm

Version: 0.2.6

Changes:

Added: Server IP PTR
Added: Check MDL status (malwaredomainlist.com)

Modified: hpHosts status now shown in main source window aswell

Fixed: Corrected minor issue with Owner info not showing if using MS XML method

Misc: Other minor modifications
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Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:57 pm

Version: 0.2.7

Changes:

Fixed: Minor issue when extracting links from meta refresh tag

Misc: Other minor modifications
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Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:02 pm

Version: 0.2.8

changes:

Added: Save source to file, including list of links

Fixed: IP not detected when dissecting FTP link containing @ symbol (see notes)
Fixed: Double seperator on right click when not selecting link in source window
Fixed: WhoIs info not displayed when dissecting IP instead of hostname

Modified: Updated ReadMe (Release Notes > General Information)

Misc: Other minor modifications

Notes:

Previously when dissecting FTP links, the IP was not extracted if the link contained the @ symbol, as is now commonly used by phishers.

To see an example of this, please see the two following links. The first is an example e-mail I received for an eBay phishing scam, and the second, the vURL DE results for the FTP link.

http://it-mate.co.uk/temp/213_197_11_18 ... -Email.txt
http://it-mate.co.uk/temp/213_197_11_18 ... esults.txt
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Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:56 am

The browser extension has been updated to reflect the new home for vURL Online

http://vurl.mysteryfcm.co.uk/?mode=Download

New version 1.1.0
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Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:20 am

Version: 0.2.9

Added: Colour coding based on hpHosts classification (see notes)
Added: hpHosts classification now shown if listed
Added: PhishTank integration
Added: Clear All option to context menu (requested)

Fixed: Minor error with JS escaping when string contains line break or tabs

Misc: Other minor modifications

Notes:

I've modified the hpHosts query to bring it inline with the new hpHosts query that I wrote for vURL Online. This now also includes a new colour coding, based on classification;

1. Not yet classified = orange
2. ATS or GRM = Yellow
3. All others (EMD, FSA, EXP etc) = red


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Re: vURL Desktop Edition

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:43 pm

v0.3.3

Changes:

Added: Detect all IP's that a hostname resolves to (including rDNS for those IP's)

Modified: Source button now enabled when clicking to view application log before dissecting site
Modified: Redesigned settings dialog
Modified: Various other modifications

There's also a new change on the Links tab, but I'll let you guys see if you can tell what it is ;)

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Re: vURL Desktop Edition

Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:24 pm

Version: 0.3.7

Changes

Modified: Moved all files/folders to /Storage/ (inc .ini, dl_temp etc)

Fixed: Headers not correctly extracted when Javascript comes before HTML tags
Fixed: Issues with proxy mirrors

Misc: Other minor modifications/updates

Download from MM:
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