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#1 3ax

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hello, I am new to this forum and do not have a whole lot of computer knowledge :( . anyways i just had quick question. how do i scan links for viruses before i click on them? i am using windows 7 with Microsoft security essentials anti-virus. i was basically just wanting to click on a link a friend sent me through skype but i'm not sure if i trust him :p because i met him through a game.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:43 PM

Web of Trust is widely used. I consider it quite accurate and reliable except for marking a few sites red that are actually OK. At the very least it makes you think before visiting a 'red' site.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

I use Web of Trust all the time and generally avoid a red or orange site unless I know otherwise.

Another option is to use AVG's Link Scanner:

http://www.avgthreat...com/sitereports

It allows you to enter the web address and then it scans the site for you. :thumbup:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:17 PM

I agree with WOT and use it myself, but just as a warning the rating are based on basically user opinion.

You can scan a URL using VirusTotal here. Just click on scan a URL under the Scan It button then copy/paste the URL into the text box. Press Scan It and wait for the results. Just another method that can be used as well as the others already mentioned.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

You can scan a URL using VirusTotal here. Just click on scan a URL under the Scan It button then copy/paste the URL into the text box. Press Scan It and wait for the results. Just another method that can be used as well as the others already mentioned.

Excellent info - thanks. I didn't know about the VirusTotal URL scan myself.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

Glad I could help. :)

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#7 Jeanne dArk

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

There are also two possibilities:

Dr. Web LinkChecker:
https://addons.mozil...s-link-checker/

LinkExtend:
https://addons.mozil...y-kidsafe-site/
I like LinkExtend much more than WOT because it shows the assessments from more sites:
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#8 Scanner71

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

.urlvoid.com

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EDIT: To disable link... Please do not post links in the forum without explanation... Thank you...

Edited by Budfred, 03 May 2013 - 05:11 AM.


#9 dj07

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

You must have a fast and light antivirus program installed in your PC. If your AV program will have a good speed then it would automatically scan all the viruses before opening the link.




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