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In past you might click a suspicious link which you got via mail or on thLink_Scanning_Toole web and it redirects you on unwanted sites. If this happens with you, then beware before clicking any link. In Internet suspicious links are spread anywhere via mails and websites. Many unsafe links looks like safe link and pretends that they contains bank, software or reputed websites link, but they can steal your personal information of pass malicious software on your pc.

Even the best antivirus and malware software can’t protect you if you click such links. That’s why it is always better to check any link about which you are unsure before clicking on it and before it is too late. Use these online tools, that may help you to find out whether a link or website you are going to open is safe and these tools are free and you don’t need to install.

Check content of the link:

Sometimes text and their linked address are different. So if you are not sure about any link, then check it before clicking on it. Hover over a link without clicking and you will get full URL of this link in a status bar of your browser, then decide if it is safe or not. If you feel target page is a well known or you are familiar with it, and then click on it.

Use a Link Scanner:

If you feel that the target page may be unsafe, then check these link on online scanning tools. There are various online tools are available to check the safety of a link before actually clicking and visit to the site.

To do this first copy the link content by right clicking on it and then select “Copy link address” in Chrome or “Copy shortcut” (in Internet Explorer). Then paste this URL in search field of following security sites for testing –

1) Norton SafeWeb

2) URL Void

3) TREND Micro’s Site Safety Center

4) Phish Tank

You should also ensure that:

Your operating system is up to date.

You have anti-virus software with good antimalware.

Your firewall is running.

You can also use browser add-ons that can help you to check URL and warn any unsafe webpage.

And in this way you can avoid any phishing and malware links.

If You Don’t Check If A Link Is Safe And Click on It, You May Be In Trouble

July 14, 2015