Skip to main content

AVG LinkScanner: A must tool for real-time protection against online threats

These days malicious websites are growing at an alarming rate, most surfers are actually unaware of it. According to a recent study of Websense Research lab, more than 77% of the websites that were found to be malicious were actually sites with good reputation that had been compromised by attackers. And also more than 70% of the top 100 most popular websites (social networking and search engines) either hosts malicious contents or contains masked redirects to lure unsuspecting victims to malicious sites.

So, real-time monitoring and protection against online threats have topmost importance. Otherwise, it ends up losing your money, your identity and your most precious digital memories. AVG LinkScanner (For Internet Explorer and Firefox) is a free program that checks each web page in real-time before it opens on your PC. If it sees trouble ahead, it stops you. It’s quick and easy to install, runs smoothly alongside other major brands of security software.

AVG LinkScanner has a two-fold approach to your safety online: Search-Shield scans search results and places a safety rating next to each link, so you know where it’s safe to click.

Active Surf-Shield scans the page behind any link you click on or any web address you type into your browser. If the page is poisoned, it stops you from opening it. (This happens so quickly that you shouldn’t even notice it.)

The fact is that AVG LinkScanner works in real-time makes it unique. The software doesn’t rely on "blacklists" of sites that have previously been poisoned, but instead checks for active threats right before you arrive at a page.

There are several similar services, but AVG LinkScanner found to quite reliable and efficient in detecting malicious sites. More information and free download is available here.


  1. certainly a good news this morning...

  2. I'm using this from last year and it really proved to be quite useful. Thanks JK.

  3. A LITTLE TOO LATE! LinkExtend rules the roost now!!

  4. good, I like this feature of the avg


Post a Comment

Please leave your valuable comment below

Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

Privacy Policy

We at give prime importance to our users’ privacy and are committed to protecting it always. If you have any doubt concerned with our website privacy policy or software, please feel free to contact us. Please read our Privacy Policy below to learn more about how we treat personally identifiable information, how it is protected and used. Log Files: does NOT collect any personally-identifiable information, such as name, address, phone number or email address from users of this web site without their knowledge, and takes measures to protect their privacy. However, like other standard web site servers, we use log files to collect information purely to identify the number of visitors to this web site, what those visitors looked at and how long they spent browsing. These information will only be used to judge the popularity of this web site and to make future improvements.These includes IP address, internet service provider, type of browser, date/ti