Is Rufus safe?

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File Analysis

We’re analyzing rufus_v1.0.6f.exefile and also the URLS https://github.com/downloads/pbatard/rufus/rufus_v1.1.6f.exe, http://rufus.akeo.ie/ to check if this software is safe to download and install. For each element we can conclude that:

  • Computer Threats: 0
  • Identity Threats: 0
  • Annoyance factors: 0

Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing also reports a clean score for this domain, so we can conclude that there’s No Malware or Phishing associated with this site.

Google Safe Browsing is a Google service that allows client applications to check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of insecure web resources. Examples of insecure web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and misleading sites) and sites that host malicious or unwanted software.

Domain Analysis*

In terms of domain quality (github.com) AVG antivirus flags this URL with the following score: Safe

SSL Certificate

SSL certificates are important to ensure your privacy protection when browsing and is used to encrypt transactions. Here are the results for this domain:

It’s all good. We have not detected any issues.

Domain Trustworthiness

Users worldwide are rating this site based on the trustworthiness and the safeness for children. The score is the following:

  • Trustworthiness: 94
  • Child Safety: 93

Any score over 80 should be good enough to ensure a safe browsing experience for you and for your children.

Download Rufus

If you’re ok with prior results, you’re ready to download the file from official site: http://rufus.akeo.ie/.

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User Comments

  • Rufus is a utility that helps flash drives format and create USB device such as USB / flash drives drives, memory cards, etc.
  • The best time for this application to create a bootable USB drive.
  • Well, easy burning software utility that runs on the flash drive.
  • An excellent free software for recording images to flash media!
  • ;One of the best tools for bootable USB drives

*Should I care about this metric? Not necessarily, as score refers to the whole domain, and bigger domains like google.com or blogspot.com might have low scores due to a few dirty URLs.

Traffic information

This site has an average of 6.25M visitors per month globally, and is very popular in United States, Brazil, Russia, India and United Kingdom. Normally, you should trust sites with big and global audiences, as well as sites with a lot of direct traffic. In the following graph You’ll be able to see how much of its traffic is direct (brand traffic)

Also, this site gets traffic from the following urls: tutorials.ubuntu.com, luisreyna.com, howtogeek.com, mspoweruser.com and windowscentral.com. It’s very important to understand what are the main traffic sources to understand potential risks. Are the sites listed suspicious? Then you should be careful when accessing this domain

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