Norton Satellite app for Windows 8 scans social media links & cloud content for malware

Norton Satellite app for Windows 8 will scan all your Facebook, Twitter feeds as well as your files on Dropbox and SkyDrive for malware or malicious links. It uses reputation-based threat detection to provide information on security threats and trust-worthiness of URLs and files.

Norton Satellite app for Windows 8

The new version, apart from scanning Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox, will also scan files and cloud content in your SkyDrive account.

Norton Satellite Features:

  1. Scan your Facebook and Twitter feed for malicious links and view the security levels of all the available URLs.
  2. Identify unsafe files in Dropbox and SkyDrive before sharing with friends
  3. You can also scan and identify a specific file or folder on your Windows 8 PC, 32-bit and 64-bit, and external storage and view information on security threats and trust-worthiness of the files. The device can be a desktop, a laptop, or a tablet running Windows 8. But you cannot run this scan on devices with ARM processors running Windows RT.

To perform the scans, in the Norton Satellite main window, click Scan. You will be required to be logged in and give permission to the app to access your social account. After the scan is complete, to view the scan results, click Full Details. You can use the Export Results option to export the scan results as a .CSV file.

Norton Satellite performs the scans using the latest virus definitions from Symantec. In order for you to run the scans, you will be required to be connected to the Internet. It scans .exe, .dll, and .msi file types for malware. It will only help you identify security threats, but it will not resolve them.

Using the app can make online socializing a bit safer. You can download Norton Satellite app for Windows 8 here.

You may also want to have a look at BitDefender Safego for Twitter, BitDefender Safego for Facebook and ESET Social Media Scanner.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Dwight Stegall

    If you are using Norton you should also scan your system with Avira free version. You will be surprised how much malware Norton missed.

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