AVG Online Web Page Scanner
The AVG LinkScanner® Drop Zone lets you check the safety of individual web pages you are about to visit. You may have received a suspicious link in an e-mail — just copy the URL (web page address) and drop it into the box below. LinkScanner® will examine the web page in real time to see whether it's hiding any suspicious downloads. Even innocent web sites can contain hidden "drive-by downloads". Use the AVG LinkScanner® Drop Zone to inspect:
- Links forwarded by friends
- URLs displayed by search results
- Links containing odd characters
- Any site you've never visited before
Why use the AVG LinkScanner® Drop Zone Online Scanner?
Cyber criminals use "lure" sites to attract web users to sites they have invisibly infected with exploit code. This exploit code is then used to infect users' PCs with drive-by downloads of spyware, rootkits, and other malware.
- Just because you click a link doesn't mean you'll land on the site you thought you would
- Just because a site looks innocent doesn't mean the underlying code is harmless
- Just because a search engine serves up a listing doesn't mean you can trust it
The AVG LinkScanner® Drop Zone is part of the LinkScanner® technology included in AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security products.
The AVG LinkScanner® technology is now also available as a stand-alone free solution that is compatible with all popular antivirus and security suite products. Just download and install AVG LinkScanner Free Edition.
AVG LinkScanner® provides the most timely, precise and reliable pro-active safe surf and search too, because it only looks at the pages that matter — the ones you try to visit.
Today's fastest-growing dangers on the Internet are transient threats that appear on one or more web pages for very short periods of time — anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks. This is the LinkScanner® difference — other safe-surf solutions report on the safety of a site the last time they looked at it — which could have been months ago.
AVG's patent pending LinkScanner® technology stops threats before they get onto your PC by inspecting web pages in real time when you try to open them. In addition to blocking dangerous web sites while you''re surfing, LinkScanner® verifies the safety of web links delivered by Google, Yahoo, and MSN searches, delivering a safety verdict on all search results with an easy-to-read safety rating.