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A new service to scan webpage link for harmful threats

No doubt, everyone is depended on internet everyday for different reasons. In recent times the increase in cyber threats are also very high. Hidden threats, unwanted contents and other illegal things are dominating the net. Before visiting a suspicious URL, knowing about its activities is very useful, because, whatever security precautions you have been taken; still there is a chance to an attack just by clicking on a link from such web sites.

Here is a new service ‘Online Link Scan’ that scans a web page link for any threats. Just entering a web page URL, Online Link Scan analyses it and provides a detailed report. According to the site “The mission of Online Link Scan is to not only make the internet safe for web surfing; but they are also dedicated to eliminating the threats that exist within legitimate links and so as to give those websites, those that have something genuine to offer to the general public, a safe and reputable standing, giving web surfers and developers alike peace of mind.”

Following are similar services that you can check:
1. MacAfee Site Advisor
2. Trendmicro Tend Protect
3. Norton Safe Web
4. Dr. Web Link Checker
5. WOT
6. Browser Defender

Online Link Scan is a new service, so their database is very limited. And also remember that we can not expect a hundred percent fool proof against every single threat that is out there because no anti-virus software can ever be. But it significantly reduces the chances of malicious attacks against your computer.


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