Need of Scanning Links and Files on a webpage

With the rapid spread of malware you never know, which hyperlink on a web page is waiting to serve the malware and infect your computer. You never know, whether the file you are downloading is free from spyware or malware. You may be having the best antivirus or security software installed in your system, but you always want that before cinformation about a link’s safe nature could be told to you before you click that link.

Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker

Thankfully, there are a  few online link checker and file scanners, which can scan links and files for any possible threat and inform you timely. Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker is one such tool, which acts as a browser extension and integrates seamlessly with your browser. As soon as you download it and install, one option to scan the link is added to the contextual menu of your hyperlinks visible to you when you right click on any hyperlink.

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As you click on the link scan option in your right click menu,Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker scans the target page or the target file you want to download, from its database of viruses and malware, and tells you whether it is safe to click on that link or not.

This tiny application, which is available totally free for you, allows you to protect yourself fromall sorts of malware including Mass-mailing worms, E-mail viruses, Peer-to-peer viruses, Internet worms, File viruses, Trojans, Stealth viruses, Polymorphic viruses, Bodiless viruses, Macro viruses, MS Office viruses, Script viruses, Spyware, Spybots, Password stealers, Paid Dialers, Adware, Riskware, Hacktools, Backdoors, Keyloggers, Joke programs, Malicious scripts, and other malware.

To scan a link or a file, you do not need to download and install Dr.Web anti-virus onto your computer, nor download the file you want to open or save — the scan will be done on Doctor Web, Ltd.`s servers with the most up-to-date version of the Dr.Web scanner and the latest updates of the virus definitions database.

This is a browser extension, which is not only used for Firefox. The services of Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker are available to the users of Opera and Intrnet Explorer also from the official Dr. Web’s website.

Download Dr.Web Antivirus Link Checker for Firefox